CENTRAL, S.C. (courtesy swu.edu) — Southern Wesleyan University has been approved by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a new financial planning minor and concentration within the BSBA program.
“CFP Board is pleased to approve the program at Southern Wesleyan University as a CFP Board Registered Program,” said Douglas S. King, CFP®, chair of CFP Board’s Board of Directors. “As student interest in financial planning as a career continues to grow, we anticipate that Southern Wesleyan’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 SWU will have met the Education requirement for CFP® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board.
CFP Board currently oversee more than 300 programs at more than 200 institutions. CFP Board-Registered Programs are financial planning education programs at the college or university level that meet specific criteria for educating individuals who wish to fulfill the education component for obtaining CFP® certification.
Dr. Stephen Preacher, dean of the Benson School of Business, comments, “Expand your horizons! If you study financial planning, you will not only learn the skills to secure your own financial security, but you will also have the option of becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with the choice of additional career tracks.” Persons interested in the program should send inquires to the Office of Admissions at SWU.