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  • 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
    • 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 )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.
    • 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 here at Eastern provides you an opportunity to manage real money portfolios.
    • The FIN 4220 students manage a portfolio with a market value of $519,000 as of August 2019.
      • We report to the Eastern Illinois University Foundation.
      • The portfolio finished 2nd in the 2018 G.A.M.E. competition, 2nd in the 2016 G.A.M.E. competition, and 3rd in the 2013 R.I.S.E. competition (all in Growth Category.)
    • The Student Investment Society, a RSO, manages a portfolio with a market value of $25,000 as of August 2019.
      • Student- led weekly meetings.
      • Open to all majors.
      • The portfolio finished 1st in the 2012 R.I.S.E. competition (Growth Category.)


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Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, Illinois 61920
(217) 581-2627
Fax: (217) 581-6642

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