Financial Planning C.G.S.

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Prepare for the Certified Financial Planner Exam without a Master's Degree

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The Certificate of Graduate Study (C.G.S.) in financial planning consists of 18 credit hours (six courses) that prepare you to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam without having to complete a master's degree. CFP certification is granted solely by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. to individuals who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience and examination requirements.​​​

Course Information on the Financial Planning C.G.S.

Admission and Course Requirements

Course Descriptions

All students must consult with their assigned advisor before they will be able to register for courses.


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Department of Accounting

The Department of Accounting prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of accounting and management.

Sean Cote

Mr. Sean Cote

Assistant Professor