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Financial Planning Program Scores Top-Two Ranking

The online Financial Planning Certificate Program offered by Boston University’s Center for Professional Education, which teaches prospective planners a variety of financial strategies and prepares them to sit for the Certified Financial Planner™ exam, has been rated the #2 program of its kind by

Judged for the quality of its faculty and reputation, as well as the variety of courses offered, the certificate program—which is also available on campus—is comprised of seven courses and offered three times a year. As writes, “The balanced curriculum emphasizes the foundational aspects of financial planning, including risk management and tax planning, and culminates in a capstone project. In only nine to twelve months students emerge prepared to take the CFP certification exam.”

The BU Financial Planning Certificate Program has been offered for over twenty-five years, and in 2015 and 2016 was rated to be a top-five program in the country by both the Journal of Financial Planning and Investopedia. Learn more about the ranking at