11/18/2014 02:08 PM
BATON ROUGE – For the third consecutive year, the LSU E. J. Ourso College Department
of Finance was featured in the Financial Planning magazine article as a “great school
for future financial planners.” The article, titled “35 Great Schools for Financial
Planning,” highlighted LSU’s undergraduate financial planning specialization and its
graduate financial planning specialization.
Fran Lawrence, a professor in the E. J. Ourso College finance department and the director
of the department’s Certified Financial Planner program, is delighted to see the program
“We are proud of our faculty and students that make this a great program,” Lawrence
Financial Planning magazine relied on both financial planners and academics to comprise
the list of 35 schools.
The article appeared Nov. 3, and can be read in full at http://www.financial-planning.com/news/recruiting/35-great-schools-for-financial-planning-2690940-1.html.
The Department of Finance is a Chartered Financial Analyst, or CFA, Program Partner
and a Certified Financial Planner, or CFP, Board-Registered Program that offers high
quality curricula to undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in
corporate finance, asset management, real estate, insurance, banking, financial planning
and business law. The department boasts internationally renowned research faculty
in several areas, including derivatives, asset management, banking and spatial econometrics.
The department’s Securities Markets Analysis Research & Trading, or SMART, Lab boasts
the Bloomberg Professional service, the platform used by more than 300,000 leading
business and financial professionals worldwide to make informed business decisions,
and an extensive library of financial data bases including the Wharton WRDS System.
Additionally, the department encourages, supports and conducts research in real estate
by housing the nationally renowned Real Estate Research Institute.
For more information, visit www.business.lsu.edu/finance or call 225-578-6291.
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014