Financial Planning Magazine Names LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business in 35 Great Schools

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 garner recognition.

“We are proud of our faculty and students that make this a great program,” Lawrence said.

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

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 or call 225-578-6291.

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014