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CFP Board Moves to Strengthen Academic Underpinning of Planning Profession

Mar 13, 2014

Group plans a business school-based doctoral program and a journal, and is considering a research facility

The Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards Inc. will establish a new doctoral program, launch an academic journal and explore the feasibility of an academic center, the organization said Thursday.

The moves are part of the CFP Board’s continuing effort to strengthen the educational foundation of the profession.

Beginning this fall, Louisiana State University will offer a Ph.D. in financial planning through its E.J. Ourso College of Business. It will be the first financial planning doctoral program housed in a business school accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

“This is a big deal,” CFP Board chief executive Kevin Keller said during a webcast. Read more >

Investment News
By Mark Schoeff Jr.
March 13, 2014

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