BABA General Studies Specialization:
The Wealth Management (WMG) area of specialization is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of the concepts and techniques used by wealth management and insurance advisors and practitioners to assist individual and institutional clients. Students will gain the necessary skills to help individuals and firms meet the expanding needs of their client base. For career information visit Business Career Services.
Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 16 credits listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.
- FIN 3124 Introduction to Financial Planning & Wealth Management (4 credits; prereq: FIN 3403)
An examination of the financial planning process, professional conduct and regulation, and education planning. Students analyze personal financial information, construct financial statements, develop financial strategies, and understand the components of a written financial plan.
- RMI 3011 Risk Management and Insurance (4 credits; prereq: ACG 2021 or ECO 2013 or ECO 2023)
Identification of various types of risks; principles underlying selection of appropriate means of handling risks; introduction to life, health, property, liability and other area of insurance.
- FIN 4132 Estate & Tax Planning (4 credits; prereq: FIN 3124)
A focus on the fundamentals of estate planning, including the transfers of wealth by gift or at death. Trusts, guardianships and post mortem planning are covered. Also covers the taxation of income by federal government, focusing on the planning and preparation of federal tax returns around estate planning.
- FIN 4128 Financial Plan Development (4 credits; prereq: RMI 3011 and FIN 3124; co-req: FIN 4132)
Capstone course in financial planning. Covers retirement needs, individual, corporate, and government retirement plans, plus group benefits plans. Examines professional issues in financial planning, including ethical considerations, regulation and certification requirements, written and oral communication skills, and professional responsibility. Students develop a comprehensive financial plan.
For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact any advisor in the Heavener School of Business advising office in 333 Heavener Hall or by email.
A minor is available in this area of specialization. To complete the minor students must earn 28 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. You can find out more about the Wealth Management minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.