Curriculum: Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning

The curriculum in Oregon State’s hybrid Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning consists of 25 credit hours of course work specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board.

This program blends online course work with in-person classes in Portland and requires the completion of the following six courses:

Required courses (25 credits)

  • BA 540 – Corporate Finance (3)
  • MRKT 588 – Personal Selling (4)
  • FIN 542 – Investments (3)
  • FIN 551 – Financial Planning I (6)
  • FIN 552 – Financial Planning II (3)
  • FIN 553 – Financial Planning III (6)

Please note: Accepted students who do not have introductory course work in finance and/or accounting will be required to take BA 515 prior to enrolling in BA 540. Also, students are required to have successfully completed at least 3 credits of college-level statistics before beginning studies in this graduate certificate program.

Sample course calendar

You can start the certificate program in any season, and it's possible to complete all course work in one year. Below is a sample course schedule:

SummerFallWinterSpring
BA 540 FIN 542 FIN 552 FIN 553
MRKT 588  FIN 551    
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