This Certificate of Graduate Study provides graduate students with a set of courses focused upon preparing for a career in financial planning. Based on the Certified Financial Planner curriculum, this certificate will cover major financial planning areas: Personal Finance, Insurance, Investment, Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, and Financial Plan Development.
The certificate is a non-degree program open to all students admitted to degree and non-degree study at Northern Illinois University. Students must earn an average GPA of 3.00 in the courses applied toward the certificate and complete all certificate course work within six years immediately preceding the awarding of the certificate. Some courses may have prerequisites that are not part of the certificate curriculum.
Applications are available in the Department of Finance. Students must be in good academic standing to be eligible.