Demand spurs new online program


Addressing the growing demand for financial advisers, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences will begin offering an online master’s degree program in financial planning this fall. The non-thesis degree program will prepare graduates to sit for the Certified Financial Planner examination. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the projected growth rate of the financial adviser occupation is 27 percent between 2012 and 2022. The program will be led by tenure-track professors and research faculty and will offer courses in financial analysis, practice management and financial counseling. The two-year program will be offered in eight-week blocks, beginning with courses on financial planning and analysis as well as wealth management.

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