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Get ahead — and make a difference
with an online personal finance degree

Do you have an interest in finance and a desire to help people thrive financially?

A Bachelor of Science in Personal Finance from UW–Madison Online can take you where you want to go.

CONSIDER A CAREER IN THE RAPIDLY GROWING FIELD OF PERSONAL FINANCE.

7%

growth in personal finance careers
between 2018 and 20281

LEARN AT A TOP-RANKED INSTITUTION FROM A HIGH-QUALITY PROGRAM.

Getting a personal finance degree at UW–Madison Online puts you at an advantage.

UW–Madison
Ranked 13th
among public institutions in the U.S. 2

Named a top 35 great college for personal finance
by Financial Planning magazine.3

 

Ranked 2nd in top colleges for financial planning
by WealthManagement.com 4

NETWORK WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS.

Examine careers in the financial services industry by meeting high-level industry experts from leading companies.

Corporate Board Members:

  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Associated Bank
  • UW Credit Union
  • Wipfli

BUILD SKILLS THROUGH QUALITY COURSES.

 

You’ll learn:

Accounting, economics, statistics, investments, insurance, estate planning, retirement, employee benefits, taxes

FIND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS AND FULFILLING WORK.

 

Whether you land at a big or small firm, or you take an entrepreneurial path, opportunity will come knocking after you get your personal finance degree at UW–Madison Online.

Median income for personal financial advisors 5:

$87,850

You can be a:

Certified Financial Planner, Risk Manager, Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager, Certified Credit Counselor, Accounting Manager, Business Analyst, Trust Officer and more!

UW–Madison students pass the
Certified Financial Planner exam
at a rate above the national average.

EQUIP YOURSELF TO SERVE PEOPLE—AND THE GREATER GOOD.

With an emphasis on the economic well-being of individuals and families, a personal finance degree from UW–Madison Online lets you help others achieve financial and life goals.

 

100+
years

of family and individual financial education

Help people:

  • Buy a home
  • Control debt
  • Understand taxes & insurance
  • Save for a child’s education
  • Plan for retirement

Work with the
UW–Madison Center for Financial Security
nationally recognized for its focus on vulnerable populations.