San Diego State University, which has been named among the Top Ten “Stand Out Financial Planning Schools” by Financial Planning magazine, is offering a career-enhancing Executive Financial Planner Advanced Certificate program that is designed for people interested in a career as a financial planning professional.
SDSU, the first university in the nation to offer a personal financial planning specialization at a business school whose degree programs are fully accredited by the AACSB, will offer ACCT 503: Federal Taxation of Individuals as the first spring semester course beginning Feb. 18.
The university offers three CFP Board-registered financial planning programs that qualify graduates to sit for the CFP Board's comprehensive exam. In addition to the six-course (18-unit) certificate program, students may also qualify for the CFP Board exam by earning either of the following on-campus degrees:
- B.S. in Financial Services with a Certificate in Personal Financial Planning
- M.S. with a Concentration in Financial and Tax Planning
This is an ideal program for individuals who meet one of these criteria: financial services firm employees with client contact experience; attorneys, CPAs, enrolled agents, and CFAs; accountants and financial professionals; or candidates with advanced degrees in business.
“The program provided me with an opportunity to get an amazing education and designation, while I still could produce at my current employment,” said Adam Shaw, SDSU Financial Planning program alumnus.
Added alum Jack Dugan: “I thought the class provided great practical knowledge. Being involved in an environment with other executives in the field made the class that much more interactive. Plus, the quality of professors was fantastic.”
The CFP Board-registered Executive Financial Planning certificate program is a step in achieving the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. Upon successful completion of this 18-unit program, participants will be awarded an Executive Financial Planner Advanced Certificate and will be eligible to sit for the CFP board exam.
SDSU’s College of Business Administration conveniently offers the Executive Financial Planner Advanced Certificate program through SDSU’s College of Extended Studies. Students pursuing further graduate studies may apply units from this certificate toward the MSBA degree in Financial and Tax planning.
For more information, visit http://cbaweb.sdsu.edu/efp_cert