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

  • Location IconBrookings Main Campus

Understanding business, economics, and consumer behavior for financial planning and counseling.

Students majoring in Consumer Affairs who pursue the Family Financial Management specialization are usually interested in financial markets, financial decision, economics, business concepts and working with individuals to develop personal financial management skills. The Family Financial Management specialization focuses on principles and practice of 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, credit/financial counseling, human resources, marketing and sales.

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

Recent Employers

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

Internship Opportunities

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

Clubs and Organizations

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

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. 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.