Woman in meeting with charts

Degree Level
Bachelor of Arts in
Degree Name
Consumer and Family Financial Services

The Bachelor of Arts in Consumer and Family Financial Services program is designed to prepare you for a career in insurance, investments, or family financial advisement. Enable financial success with your Bachelor of Arts in Consumer and Family Financial Services from Ashford University. In this program, you will learn to evaluate investments based on risk and potential returns, and you will examine the role of insurance in personal financial planning.

Clock
5 Week
Courses
Transfer Arrows
90 Max
Transfer Credits
Calendar
45+
Starts Per Year

What you will learn

This program provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of business finance, personal financial planning, investment management, insurance, and related areas, but it is distinct from corporate finance due to its focus on individual and personal support. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Consumer and Family Financial Services degree program, you will be able to:

  • Analyze and communicate financial information to individual consumers
  • Assess legal concepts and their application to the individual investor
  • Evaluate the US banking system and its regulation, examination, and control and the personal account limits of the various regulatory agencies
  • Assess the role of advisor in the provision of business services to clients
  • Develop a lifetime financial plan
  • Examine the role of life, health, property, and casualty insurance in business and personal financial planning
  • Evaluate various types of investments in terms of their risks and potential returns

BA in Consumer and Family Financial Services

Do you want to learn about investments, retirement planning, personal financial planning, economics, and accounting? All of those topics are covered in the BA in Consumer and Family Financial Services program, according to Program Chair Dr. Kevin Kuznia. Find out more in this video.

Careers in Consumer and Family Financial Services

When you complete your Bachelor of Arts in Consumer and Family Financial Services degree, you will be prepared for a career in which a broad background and general knowledge in the field of financial services are requirements. Take a look at your potential career options.

Consumer and Family Financial Service Careers

Your Courses in Consumer and Family Financial Services

Steer your career with your Bachelor of Arts in Consumer and Family Financial Services. Your online coursework focuses on financial institutions, markets, and the laws that govern them. Topics also include taxes and risk management.

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.

Major Course Requirements (45 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

Questions? Talk with an Advisor

Are you currently a licensed RN?

This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.