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WHY FINANCE AT EIU

 

  • The Finance program here at Eastern offers a Bachelor of Science Major Finance Financial Planning Concentration, which is a CFP Board Registered Program. You can find us at https://www.cfp.net/become-a-cfp-professional/find-an-education-program
    • The Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation is a professional certification mark for financial planners conferred by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board https://www.cfp.net/home )in the United States, and by 25 other organizations affiliated with Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB), the international owner of the CFP mark outside of the United States.
    • There are four requirements to become a CFP Professional: finish education coursework; pass the CFP® Certification Examination; 4000+ hours of work experience; and adhere to the high standards of ethics and practice. https://www.cfp.net/become-a-cfp-professional/cfp-certification-requirements
    • Our Bachelor of Science Major Finance Financial Planning Concentration is a six-course curriculum that prepares you to sit for the CFP exam.

 

  • The Finance program at Eastern provides you opportunities to manage real money portfolios.
    • The FIN 4220 students manage a portfolio with a market value of $714,000 as of December 2020.
      • We report to the Eastern Illinois University Foundation.
      • The portfolio finished 3rd in the 2021 G.A.M.E. competition (Undergraduate Core Category), 2nd in the 2018 G.A.M.E. competition (Undergraduate Core Category), 2nd in the 2016 G.A.M.E. competition (Undergraduate Core Category), and 3rd in the 2013 R.I.S.E. competition (Undergraduate Growth Category.)
    • The Student Investment Society, a Registered Student Organization, manages a portfolio with a market value of $29,000 as of December 2020.
      • Student-led weekly meetings.
      • Open to all majors.
      • The portfolio finished 1st in the 2012 R.I.S.E. competition (Undergraduate Growth Category.)

 

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School of Business

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, Illinois 61920
(217) 581-2627
Fax: (217) 581-6642
business@eiu.edu


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