Financial Services Sales, Certificate

Program Code: FNSRSL_UCT

Program Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate in Financial Services Sales, a minimum of15 credits is required.

Required Courses
CAS 252Business and Professional Communication Keystone/General Education Course3
FIN 330Personal Financial Planning3
MKTG 410Personal Selling3
Select one of the following:3
Interpersonal Communication Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Well-being and Positive Psychology Keystone/General Education Course
Select one of the following:3
Money and Banking
Real Estate Finance and Investment
Investment and Portfolio Analysis
Retirement Planning

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Erie

Phil Stuczynski
Lecturer in Business
216 Burke
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-7016
prs5007@psu.edu

Career Paths

The certificate in Financial Services Sales can be pursued by students in most Black School of Business undergraduate degree programs or as a stand-alone credential for nondegree students. Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system to help you identify and achieve your goals for college and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center beginning in your first semester.

Careers

A certificate in Financial Services Sales demonstrates to prospective employers that you are knowledgeable about not only financial products and planning but also consumer behavior, personal marketing, and interpersonal communications.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES WITH A CERTIFICATE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES SALES

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

Adding a certificate to your major degree program demonstrates to graduate school admissions committees your commitment to interdisciplinary thinking.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIESN

Professional Resources

Contact

Erie

BLACK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
281 Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center
5101 Jordan Road
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6107
behrend-business@psu.edu

http://behrend.psu.edu/school-of-business