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What is a good college to attend in the midwest to be a financial adviser?

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Patrick’s Answer

While I am not a financial adviser, I do work with one and have worked with several through the years. The skill set to do a great job as a financial adviser would be a cross of great customer listening skills and financial business skills.

I did a bit of research and see that most companies hiring a financial adviser will want you to have a college degree with a focus on business, finance, statistics, economics or a related field.

Best of luck in your search and future.

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Locate colleges with good business schools - you can find rankings on US News & World Reports here: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/mba-rankings
I suggest anyone pursuing a career that will have professional customer interactions to put in time doing a job in the service sector to learn listening skills with a focus on empathy and compassion
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Natasha’s Answer

If costs and location are crucial factors in your decision, consider doing your coursework in Iowa .

https://web.iastate.edu/academics/depts
https://uiowa.edu/academics/areas-study


Build a portfolio of great grades and constructive activities during your studies. Of course, take quantitative courses.

Before you complete your degree, determine where the companies that you'd want to work for are based (figure that out your freshman year and land pertinent internships thereafter, as feasible; don't ignore opportunities at boutique advisories). Consider companies such as Prudential as an initial training ground once you graduate; again, consider smaller firms if their leadership is made up of seasoned finance veterans.




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Waleed’s Answer

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ross School of Business is one of the best undergraduate business programs in the country. I'm sure that school would be a great school to look at for becoming a financial advisor.
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Ramona’s Answer

Great question! Although there are a lot of great programs out there, it depends what type & size of school are you looking for. One great program is at Walsh College, in Troy, Michigan. It offers a lot of great business programs. In addition they have a finance track that lets you pursue financial planning https://www.walshcollege.edu/bachelors-bba-degree-finance . If you are looking for a bigger school with on-campus living, check out all the big state schools. They have great reputations, as well as offer more of a college experience. Good luck in your decision.
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