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Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning

Program at a Glance

Program

Financial Planning

Format

Hybrid, Online

Total Units

21

Summer ’24 Early Application Deadline

March 17

Program Overview

A Launch Pad for a Financial Planning Career

The certificate program meets the educational requirement of the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP™) designation. Students can continue at GGU and earn the Master of Science in Financial Planning with as few as three additional courses. GGU offers a 100% online option to accommodate students with busy lives.

  • Become an effective change agent in this growing, well-paid profession.
  • Prepare for the CFP®.
  • Learn from instructors from powerful Bay Area financial institutions.
  • Apply credits towards a Master’s in Financial Planning or an MBA.
  • No GRE or GMAT required.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US institution or the equivalent from a recognized foreign (outside the US) institution, and provide official transcripts.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must meet the English Language Proficiency Admission Requirements.
  • Certificate students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • To apply for certificate programs, students should submit an admission application and fee.

Important Note: Graduate certificate admission is limited to domestic students. Students that plan to study on an F or J Visa may apply to graduate programs only.

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