The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential is the professional standard of choice for more than 31,000 investment firms worldwide. When hiring leading firms demand investment professionals with real-world analytical skills, technical competence, and the highest professional standards, often requiring the CFA credential for consideration.
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.
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.)