Credits required
27 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 27 quarter credits are equal to 18 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$777 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Hybrid This program is not fully online. It’s a blend of online course work and in-person classes in Portland, Oregon.
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Careers: Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning

Earning this graduate certificate will help you meet the educational requirement related to the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification, which is the pre-eminent designation for anyone seeking a career in individual financial planning.

The demand for trained financial planning professionals is rising locally and nationally due to the aging workforce and the United States population in general. The CFP Board reports that the financial planning profession is growing at 41 percent to address the need for Americans to pull their finances together and plan for the future. The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a 30 percent job growth for personal financial advisors over the next 10 years.

Join Oregon State's vast network

Earning a graduate certificate from a well-known institution like Oregon State and its AACSB-accredited College of Business gives our graduates a competitive edge in the job market. Oregon State College of Business alumni have leading roles in companies that include Boeing, Target, Adidas, Samaritan Health System, Columbia Sportswear, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tektronix and Hewlett-Packard.

College of Business career services

Regardless of location, students have access to career services and tools that connect them to potential employers. Throughout the year, OSU's College of Business hosts networking events – including gatherings in the Portland area – that allow students to interact with executives, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. In addition, students become part of the extensive and active alumni network that plays a key role in the career success of our graduates.


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