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Consumer Affairs (B.S.) - Family Financial Management Specialization

  • Location IconBrookings Main Campus

Helping individuals and families achieve optimal well-being through financial planning and counseling.

Students majoring in Consumer Affairs who pursue the Family Financial Management specialization are usually interested in financial markets, financial decision-making, and working with individuals to develop personal financial plans. The Family Financial Management specialization focuses on principles and practice of credit and debt management, insurance planning, investment strategies, income tax planning, retirement preparation, and estate planning. Graduates are prepared to engage in a variety of careers such as: financial services, financial planning, and credit/financial counseling, and financial coaching.

Consumer Affairs Fast Facts

Accredited Financial Counselor

Students who complete the Family Financial Planning Specialization will meet the educational requirements to become an Accredited Financial Counselor.
Average Salary

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have strong communication skills (written, oral and interpersonal)
  • Enjoy working with numbers
  • Are an analytical thinker
  • Are inquisitive by nature
  • Like to solve problems

Career Opportunities

  • Loan officer
  • Credit manager
  • Mortgage banker
  • Financial planner
  • Insurance representative
  • Financial counselor
  • Financial coach

Recent Employers

  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Modern Woodmen
  • First Bank & Trust
  • Great Western Bank

Internship Opportunities

  • Northwestern Mutual
  • SDSU Financial Aid
  • Wells Fargo
  • First Bank & Trust

Clubs and Organizations

  • Consumer Affairs Student Organization
  • Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
  • Economics Club

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The Exploratory Studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the Exploratory Studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.