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Financial Planning Minor (CFP - Board Registered)

Delaware State University’s CFP-board registered Financial Planning Minor Program is the second HBCU to offer such a program in the College of Business. The financial planning minor at Delaware State consists of courses which provide students with vital knowledge of the financial planning profession and prepare students for the CFP Exam upon graduation.

Students follow an excellent curriculum taught by passionate teachers, while the Program Director, Dr. Nandita Das assures each student gets useful exposure to the financial services industry. Given the lack of diversity within the financial planning field, there is a paramount need for Certified Financial Planners and professionals of color as well as women.  By offering this rewarding minor program, Delaware State University seeks to change the face of the average financial planner and also, make the financial services industry more accessible to minorities.  The program, headed by a woman, is a testament to the forward motion of the industry as well as its promising and inclusive future.

Financial Planning minor is open to students from all fields of study. Students and career changers will be able to make their mark in the financial planning profession and their community while embarking on a rewarding profession.

The CFP® certification process, administered by the CFP Board, identifies to the public that those individuals who have been authorized to use the CFP® certification marks in the U.S. have met rigorous professional standards and have agreed to adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence when dealing with clients.

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Financial advisors rank #8 in best business jobs. Jobs are ranked according to their ability to offer an elusive mix of factors. 

Financial Advisors are ranked:

  • #8 in best business jobs
  • #18 in best paying jobs
  • #37 in the 100 best jobs
US News Scorecard - 6.8 Overall
Salary 7.5
Job Market 6
Future Growth 6
Stress 4
Work Life Balance 6

Source: https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/financial-advisor

Quick Facts: Personal Financial Advisors
2016 Median Pay $90,530 per year
$45.53 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s Degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training Long-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2016 271, 900
Job Outlook, 2016-26 15% (Much faster then average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 40,400

What Personal Financial Advisors Do
Personal financial advisors provide advice on investment, insurance, mortgages, college savings, estate planning, taxes, and retirement to help individuals manage their finances.

Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/personal-financial-adviso…


Financial Planning Minor Advisement Sheet