Financial Planning Certificate
Interested in helping people manage their money and plan for the future? This certificate meets the educational requirements of the CFP board and will enable students to sit for the CFP exam after graduation.
The courses for this program are taken online and can be paired with other on-campus degrees. Fill out the form to get started.
There are a variety of career options with a degree in financial planning.
Financial Management careers are growing by 17% over the next decade.
Consumers have a strong preference for Certified Financial Planners.
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This program covers the educational requirements needed before graduates can sit for the 170-question CFP Board exam.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions about the Certificate in Financial Planning.
Yes – the CFP board requires a bachelor’s degree for certification. Having a degree in Certified Financial Planning provides a massive advantage in earning potential and salary. People with a bachelor’s degree also have a 50% lower rate of unemployment, and on average they make an additional $630,000 to $900,000 over their lifetime, even more in high growth fields like this one.
As part of our program, Certified Financial Planning students take a 7-course sequence prescribed by the CFP board, preparing them to be officially CFP Board Certified and opening the door to loads of amazing, high-paying professional opportunities.
Yes! The only way to make sure our program gives you the skills you need to get hired and teaches you to work through real-world problems that actually matter is to partner with the people out there who are actually doing it. Our collaboration with Fortune 500 companies and subject matter experts means that their multi-billion-dollar expertise is reflected in everything you’ll study here.
Financial planning is huge, and our graduates can use their coveted skills to secure many different kinds of high-growth employment. If the idea of helping everyday people maximize their financial future is appealing, you may wish to work directly with families. If corporate strategy is more appealing to you , you may want to work in the finance department of a brand-name corporation. As a Certified Financial Planning grad, the high-paying possibilities available to you across industries are essentially endless.
A flipped classroom is one where the focus is not on lectures, but on discussion, projects, and problem-solving. Students in flipped classrooms get the chance for more instructor feedback, and as a result have been found to learn much, much faster.
If you are interested in the generation and growth of wealth, if you have a desire to help others reach their financial goals, if you are looking for a degree that opens a ton of doors to different high-growth careers, if you want to have a job that never gets boring, and if you want to gain a skill set that makes you more and more valuable as your career progresses, you should consider this program.
Flexibility. Optional Synchronous means our Supply Chain courses can be attended together at one time with other students, or on your own schedule. Many students prefer the learning that comes with live interactions, while other students love the flexibility of doing them whenever they fit into their schedule.
This major is part of an exclusive partnership between Adrian College and Rize Education, which means you’ll be learning with students from your campus, as well as students from a selective consortium of schools across the country. The goal is to help you begin building a national network of people in your industry before you’ve even graduated.
Nope! Although this program does involve math, the quantitative coursework is relatively light and does not cover abstract mathematical concepts. Rest assured that no matter how good (or bad) you are at math, this could be the program for you to launch a high-paying career!