FSU Panama City to offer financial planning degree

Florida State University Panama City has received recognition as a registered program with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board to offer a new bachelor’s degree in financial planning.

The new FSU financial planning degree includes the CFP curriculum for financial planning and trains students in additional finance-related areas, such as financial advising, investments, portfolio management, estate planning, risk management, financial customer service/consulting, ethics and finance-related entrepreneurship.

“I want to congratulate FSU PC faculty and administration for their outstanding efforts in bringing this new program to FSU,” said James Dever, senior lecturer in the Persis E. Rockwood School of Marketing and Department of Management at FSU’s College of Business.

Housed under the College of Applied Studies at FSU PC, the new bachelor’s degree in financial planning is available to students at FSU Panama City and FSU in Tallahassee and fulfills the program’s vision to prepare students to become future certified financial planners.

“We developed this new financial planning program specific to the needs of the industry and for students to be successful in their careers,” said Amy Polick, associate dean of the College of Applied Studies. “The innovative curriculum includes courses that lead to eligibility to take the CFP exam and an array of others that teach applied skills necessary to be effective financial planners in practice.”

The program is available online and on-campus, and it was built to provide ultimate flexibility to students who may be working in businesses or other industries while seeking their degrees.

For more information, visit pc.fsu.edu/financial-planning.