A related article on Career paths in Finance in the WSJ indicates that the 3 most essential skills for any career in finance are:
- Math skills
- Communication skills
- Technology and software skills
At WPUNJ, our financial planning students learn how to use software used by real professionals in the workplace (i.e., Morningstar, MoneyGuidePro, FinaMetrica and we're adding MoneyTree this semester). To hone their communication skills, we encourage our students to take a course in Public Speaking and at least one course in professional sales offered by our renown Russ Berrie Institute of Professional Sales.