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Financial Planning

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Financial Planning is one of the fastest growing professions in the nation. As baby boomers plan for retirement and investors seek advice on creating and preserving wealth, the need for financial planning professionals will continue to increase.

For those mapping careers in this exciting industry, Metropolitan Community College offers the following academic alternatives:

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Business Management - Financial Planning

This certificate of achievement provides students with practical experience in fields of personal investment strategies related to retirement planning, estate planning, and tax-advantaged investments. Upon completion of this program, potential employment opportunities exist with companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the financial services industry.

The Certificate of Achievement in Personal Financial Planning is a registered program with Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards Inc. For more information about the CFP® Certification, please contact Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards.

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Business Management - Financial Studies Online

The skills developed in this certificate of achievement may be in one or a combination of careers involving contemporary financial studies. Opportunities for state or national certification may also be available.

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Financial Studies Online

This career certificate recognizes a focus on one or a combination of careers involving financial studies. Opportunities for state or national certification may also be available.

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "Prepares students for Gainful Employment in a recognized occupation."  The following are Gainful Employment program(s), meaning they are certificate program(s) that are intended to lead directly to employment.  We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Business Management - Financial Planning (BMPC1) - Certificate of Achievement
Business Management - Financial Studies (BMFCE) - Certificate of Achievement
Financial Studies (BMFCC) - Career Certificate