FSU Offers New Certificates in Financial Planning and IT & Business

FSU Offers New Certificates in Financial Planning and IT & Business

Jun 20, 2017

Framingham State University has launched new undergraduate certificate programs designed for working professionals seeking to advance their careers in two in-demand fields – Financial Planning and Information Technology and Business.

The Financial Planning certificate is designed as a flexible and affordable program for working professionals whose responsibilities are, or will be, related to financial planning. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that employment of personal financial advisors in the U.S. will have grown 32% over ten years by the year 2020. Students who successfully complete the certificate program fulfill the education coursework requirement for CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) certification and are eligible to take the CFP® Certification Examination.

The Information Technology and Business certificate is designed for professionals who want exposure to both IT and business as they advance in their careers. Students who complete the program will be able to demonstrate knowledge of programming, apply basic knowledge of the UNIX operating system and identify and apply business principles.

Each program was developed with significant input from the business community in order to meet demand for employees with these skill sets, according to Dr. Scott Greenberg, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Continuing Education.

“Undergraduate certificate programs are great options for working professionals because they are flexible and affordable,” says Greenberg. “We work with the business community to tailor the programs toward the specific skills employers are seeking.”

For more information on Framingham State University’s undergraduate certificate programs, visit https://www.framingham.edu/academics/continuing-education/.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.