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ALBANY (May 10, 2016) — The Huether School of Business at The College of Saint Rose has registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) a new program leading to a bachelor of science degree in financial planning.

The financial planning major at Saint Rose equips graduates to take the Certified Financial Planner exam and pursue rapidly growing career opportunities. The Huether School also offers a new CFP Board Registered minor in financial planning.

An independent certifying organization, CFP Board owns the CFP® and Certified Financial Planner™ certification marks, which it awards to individuals who meet its education, examination, experience, ethics and other requirements.

Financial Planning magazine recently named Saint Rose to its list of 60 leading schools nationwide for financial planning programs. Saint Rose is the only Capital Region institution to make the list and one of just 13 in the Northeast, placing the College in the same company as Bentley University, Boston University and New York University.

“CFP Board is pleased to approve the program at The College of Saint Rose as a CFP Board Registered Program,” said Mike R. Greene, CFP®, chair of CFP Board’s board of directors. “As student interest in financial planning as a career continues to grow, we anticipate that the Saint Rose undergraduate program will contribute significantly to the number of qualified candidates seeking to attain the CFP® certification, the standard of excellence for competent and ethical financial planning.”

“I am very pleased that we are able to offer degree and certificate financial planning programs of such high quality,” said Dr. Suzanne Wilhelm, dean of the Huether School of Business at Saint Rose. “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, thousands of jobs in financial planning will be available throughout the United States. This is an exceptional, exciting career field that offers flexibility and opportunities for advancement.”

The undergraduate program at Saint Rose covers the gamut of topics required by CFP Board, including financial planning, education planning, tax planning, risk management and insurance planning, retirement planning, investment planning and estate planning. Students in the financial planning major have the opportunity to pursue internships at numerous distinguished national financial firms.

For complete information on the programs in financial planning offered by the Huether School of Business at Saint Rose, contact Dr. Wilhelm at

The mission of CFP Board is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. CFP Board partners with more than 360 programs at more than 225 institutions. CFP Board Registered Programs are financial planning education programs at the college or university level that meet specific criteria for fulfilling the education component for obtaining CFP® certification. For more about CFP Board, visit



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