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FINANCIAL PLANNING

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Your path to CFP certification starts here

Oregon State University’s Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board Registered Program that provides you with a direct path to a career in wealth management. This program meets the educational requirement for you to obtain your CFP certification, enhance your job prospects and broaden your skill and training in financial planning.

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This is a unique one-year program designed for part-time coursework, although you have the option take one class per quarter and complete the program in two years. It’s well-suited for working professionals who want additional training to earn the CFP, move up at their current workplace or find other employment opportunities in this growing industry.

Program Benefits

  • OSU's College of Business is accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • Research-based education
  • Only 25 percent of business schools meet AACSB standards
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Rigorous curriculum and flexible delivery that blends online and in-person classes to maximize learning and flexibility
  • 2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region "Best in the West" designation from the Princeton Review
  • Listed as one of the top 10 Most Popular Business Schools on the U.S. News & World Report's short list
  • Courses taught by leading researchers and practitioners
  • Small class sizes

Curriculum

  • The curriculum in Oregon State’s hybrid Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning consists of 27 credits of coursework that are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board.
  • The certificate program enrolls a new cohort of students every fall term, and it blends online coursework with in-person classes in Portland. Visit OSU's academic catalog for curriculum details.

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