With the role of personal financial advisors projected to grow 27 percent between 2010 and 2020, Grantham University’s Mark Skousen School of Businesshas added a financial planning - Bachelor of Business Administration program to its offering of more than 40 online degrees and certificates.

The curriculum is comprised of 15 finance related business courses that cover how to analyze a client’s financial status and designing a program in order to achieve their goals. Financial planners specialize in tax planning, asset allocation, risk management, and retirement and/or estate planning.

“The financial planning degree program is designed to provide professional education for financial objectives,” Dr. Nicole Buckley, Grantham University’s Mark Skousen School of Business dean, stated. “Courses have already been approved by theCertified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.Students that complete Grantham’s financial planning program will have the added benefit of meeting the education requirements for CFP®Certification Examination administered by the CFP Board.”

“CFP Board is pleased to approve the program at Grantham University as a CFP Board Registered Program,” said Richard P. Rojeck, Board of Directors Chair of the CFP Board, in a statement. “As student interest in financial planning careers continues to grow, we anticipate that Grantham University’s FP-BBA 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.”

All courses are being offered online, allowing students to manage their studies at the time and place that is most convenient for them.

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