Colorado State University Global Now Offers CFP Board-Registered Bachelor’s Degree in Finance

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Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) in Aurora, Colorado, has been approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) to offer a CFP Board-registered online Bachelor of Science in Finance program.

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“CFP approval is a great achievement that will help our students confidently prepare for a rewarding career in finance,” added Dr. Karen Ferguson, CSUG Provost.

Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) in Aurora, Colorado, has been approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) to offer a CFP Board-registered online Bachelor of Science in Finance program.

“CFP Board is pleased to approve the program at CSU Global as a CFP Board Registered Program,” said Jack Brod, CFP®, chair of CFP Board’s Board of Directors. “As student interest in financial planning as a career continues to grow, we anticipate that CSU Global’s program will contribute significantly to the number of qualified candidates seeking to attain the CFP® certification, the standard of excellence for competent and ethical financial planning.”

CFP Board is a Washington, D.C.-based independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to benefit the public by granting, upholding and promoting the Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) certification. Those who earn the certification are distinguishing themselves among their peers by meeting CFP Board’s education, examination, experience and ethics requirements. Students completing the financial planning program at CSU Global will have met the Education requirement for CFP® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board.

CSU Global’s undergraduate Finance program with a Financial Planning emphasis is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in financial management while they learn how to apply the latest technology and emerging business trends around financial strategies, risks, and investment. Students in the program choose an area of emphasis in either the Corporate Finance track that prepares them to serve as corporate financial analysts and similar careers for organizational finance departments or the Financial Planning track that is aligned and now board approved with the CFP designation.

“CSU Global is proud to receive approval for our BS Finance with a Specialization in Personal Finance from CFP,” said Dr. Kenny Roberts, Program Manager. “CFP approval is a great achievement that will help our students confidently prepare for a rewarding career in finance,” added Dr. Karen Ferguson, CSUG Provost.

Interested students should contact the CSU Global Enrollment Department at 800-920-6723 or email enroll@csuglobal.edu. For more information about CSU Global’s online Bachelor of Science in Finance, visit csuglobal.edu/undergraduate/bachelors-degrees/finance.

ABOUT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY GLOBAL
Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) offers career-relevant programs for modern learners. As the first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States, CSU Global is focused on student success as its number one priority. Embracing the land-grant heritage as part of the Colorado State University System, CSU Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty, who are recognized as industry leaders and trained in working with adults in an online learning environment. CSU Global offers accelerated eight-week courses that start every four weeks. Visit CSUGlobal.edu to learn more.

ABOUT CFP BOARD
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is the professional body for personal financial planners in the U.S. CFP Board sets standards for financial planning and administers the prestigious CFP® certification – one of the most respected certifications in financial services – so that the public has access to and benefits from competent and ethical financial planning. CFP Board, along with its Center for Financial Planning, is committed to increasing the public’s awareness of CFP® certification and access to a diverse, ethical and competent financial planning workforce. Widely recognized by firms as the standard for financial planning, CFP® certification is held by more than 86,000 people in the United States.

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