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BA in Consumer and Family Financial Services

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Consumer and Family Financial Service is designed to prepare students for careers in business, personal finance management, accounting, or investment planning. Learn more about this online bachelor's program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Consumer and Family Financial Service

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Forbes School of Business & Technology

Program Prerequisites:

Strong math and analytical skills are helpful to prospective students of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Consumer and Family Financial Service program. Previous courses in accounting, finance, or bookkeeping could also be helpful but are not required. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Principles and practices in accounting, investing, financial planning, and corporate finance are emphasized in the required coursework of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Consumer and Family Financial Service program. This Forbes School of Business & Technologyâ„¢ program offers study in accounting procedures, individual and corporate federal income tax laws, financial instruments, fiscal policies, risk management, financial regulations, investment vehicles, and financial institution operations. Students also take courses in service management, marketing, statistics, and business law. In the final capstone course, students apply concepts and methods they have learned throughout the program to the development of a mock financial plan. It should be noted that this program does not meet licensing or certification requirements for insurance, financial planning, or other financial services in any state. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. As a student in a Forbes School of Business and Technology program, you will also have access to a variety of unique resources and online events, such as online speaker series and webinars featuring business experts from Forbes.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credit hours.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Consumer and Family Financial Service:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • BUS 215: Personal Financial Management (3 credits)
  • BUS 311: Business Law I (3 credits)
  • ECO 203: Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ACC 205: Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • SRV 301: Introduction to Service Management (3 credits)
  • PHI 445: Personal & Organizational Ethics (3 credits)
  • BUS 308: Statistics for Managers (3 credits)*
  • ECO 316: Financial Institutions and Markets (3 credits)
  • BUS 330: Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • BUS 323: Risk Management and Insurance (3 credits)
  • BUS 342: Financial Planning and Practice (3 credits)
  • BUS 401: Principles of Finance (3 credits)*
  • BUS 405: Principles of Investments (3 credits)
  • ACC 401: Federal Income Taxes I (3 credits)
  • BUS 458: Consumer and Family Finance Capstone (3 credits)
  • General Education Courses (52 credits)
  • Electives (26 credits)

*Math competency must be met before taking these courses.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Though graduates could seek numerous entry-level positions after completing Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Consumer and Family Financial Service program, they might decide to obtain a master's degree before entering the workforce. A master's degree could be required for career advancement to executive or administrative positions in the field. In some cases, an advanced degree could be required before assuming a position.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Arts in Financial Economics
  • Master of Arts in Investor Relations

Career Paths:

Completion of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Consumer and Family Financial Service program could qualify graduates for positions in a variety of professional settings. They could seek employment in corporate finance departments, banks, lending institutions, investment firms, insurance companies, or consulting firms. Licensure or certification could be necessary depending on the type of work assumed.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Family financial advisors
  • Retirement consultant
  • Credit counselor
  • Personal financial planner
  • Investment analyst
  • Broker

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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