Undergraduate Programs


The Finance program at Henderson State University is practical and career-focused. Our degree prepares you to earn the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charter or Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) certificate. We are the only school in the State of Arkansas that is recognized by the CFP Board. Along the way, you'll take professional and investment industry qualifying exams and gain hands-on experience managing the Ross Whipple Student Managed Investment Fund (RWSMIF). The RWSMIF a real investment portfolio valued at more than $750,000. Every finance student, not just an elite group, will improve their fund-management knowledge and skills throughout their academic studies.

Career Opportunities

  • Financial Planner/Advisor
  • Stockbroker
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
  • Securities Examiner
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Main Banker
  • Fixed Income Trader
  • Law Student
  • Finance Ph.D. Student


School of Business 
Mooney Hall 309
1099 Presidents Drive
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design), and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.