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General Information, Media Advisory

CFP Board Renews Registration for Finance Department Programs

12/17/2012 11:17 AM

BATON ROUGE – The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards has announced the renewal of the CFP Board registered programs in the Department of Finance. The programs are the Bachelor of Science in Finance with a specialization in financial planning and the Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in financial planning.

According to notification sent from the CFP Board to the department, the materials the department sent for renewal “demonstrate the quality of the faculty and learning experiences offered at your institution.”

Additionally, the CFP Board renewal notification states, “We hope that our partnership, developed primarily to meet our shared objective of providing quality personal financial planning education, continues to evolve and grow in the years to come.”

All CFP Board Registered Programs are required to submit student completion records. Details about the process, the template for submissions and access to the system can be found at

The Department of Finance at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers high quality programs for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in corporate finance, asset management, real estate, insurance, banking, financial planning and business law. Aiming to create exciting educational opportunities for its students, the department employs tools such as the Securities Markets Analysis Research and Trading, SMART, Lab. This 44-station simulated interactive trading floor enables students to gain practical experience in the fast-paced world of securities analysis, research and trading. Additionally, the Department of Finance encourages, supports and conducts research in real estate by housing the nationally renowned Real Estate Research Institute. For more information, visit, call 225-578-6291 or email

E. J. Ourso College of Business