FDUs financial planning recognized by Financial Planning Magazine

Financial Planning Magazine has named Fairleigh Dickinson University one of the 25 Great Schools for Financial Planning.

In selecting the Universitys Financial Planning Certificate Program, part of FDUs Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, the magazine relied on a group of national experts consisting of both financial planners and academics.  The program is the oldest and largest in New Jersey registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards in Washington, DC. FDU was one of the first schools in the country to offer the program.

To receive a Certificate in Financial Planning students must successfully complete six courses: Financial Planning Process, combination of fundamentals of financial planning and Insurance, Investment Planning, Income Tax Planning, Retirement Planning, Estate Planning and the Financial Plan Development course. Students can complete the program in 14-16 months. To use the CFP Certification mark, candidates must also pass a two-day CFP Certification examination, and fulfill an experience requirement and subscribe to ethical standards.

The recognition is significant since in the past two years the number of CFP Board-registered undergraduate degree programs has jumped 20 percent; including graduate and certificate programs, the total is now 336, according to the CFP Board.  The mission of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards is to benefit the public by granting the CFP certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning.

The FDU program for spring 2013 begins Feb 26-28 with classes scheduled for the College at Florham, Madison; Metropolitan campus, Hackensack; Princeton and Mount Laurel. Information sessions

will be held in January and February in all locations. The program attracts financial advisors, bankers, insurance producers, wealth managers, accountants, CPAs, tax managers, employee benefits professionals. The program is attractive to career changes seeking a new career who are committed to the study required to succeed. Participants can look forward to acquiring a wide range of proficiencies essential for success in financial planning. The program is also approved by Workforce Developement and for Veterans.

The Department of Labors Occupational outlook states that within the field of personal financial planning which the Department expects to grow faster than average through 2018, financial advisors with CFP certification are expected to have the best opportunities.  

Prospective students can contact Valerie Barnes, Program Director, for more information. She can be reached at (973) 443-8990 or by e-mail barnes@fdu.edu

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