Franklin University Announces New Financial Planning Major

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Franklin University is pleased to announce the addition of its new Financial Planning major to its on-campus and online offerings beginning in Fall 2010. Graduates from the Financial Planning major at Franklin University will be in demand with a profession at the forefront of one of the country’s fastest-growing career fields.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the number of personal financial planners will increase 41% by 2016, making it one of the most rapidly advancing careers in the U.S.

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new Financial Planning major to its on-campus and online offerings beginning in Fall 2010.

Graduates of the Financial Planning Major at Franklin University will be in demand with a profession at the forefront of one of the country’s fastest-growing career fields. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the number of personal financial planners will increase 41% by 2016, making it one of the most rapidly advancing careers in the U.S.

Students will learn how to effectively help families and individuals organize their life priorities and plan for their financial future. On a professional level, students will develop the skills to effectively assist clients in managing their financial affairs to meet life or business goals, as well as satisfy the educational component required to sit for the national examination of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

By earning a B.S. in Financial Planning from Franklin University, students will learn to:

  •     Integrate strategies and techniques for wealth accumulation during working years and withdrawal during retirement years
  •     Develop long-term solutions and recommendations for a comprehensive financial plan
  •     Blend financial planning processes to maximize the value of the client’s after-tax net worth
  •     Create effective methods for managing financial risk
  •     Apply practices to efficiently preserve and distribute accumulate wealth
  •     Analyze ethical issues in the financial planning profession
  •     Demonstrate written communication skills in financial planning

Graduates of Franklin’s Financial Planning Major will be well-qualified to hold positions in personal financial planning, investment and wealth management, income tax planning, risk and insurance management, employee benefits, retirement planning, or estate planning.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, more than 11,000 students attend Franklin, both at its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, and at its newest location in Indianapolis, in addition to online. Franklin offers 27 undergraduate majors (including three new available Fall 2010) as well as three graduate programs and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe, Far East, and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at http://www.franklin.edu.

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