The certificate in Financial Planning is open to non-matriculated students. The certificate in Financial Planning courses emphasize topics in financial management and investments, personal financial planning, risk management and insurance, employee benefits, tax planning, and related fields. Students learn a blend of theoretical and practical concepts and apply this knowledge to real-world settings. The program develops analytical and critical thinking skills that will aid students throughout their chosen careers. Admission to the certificate in financial planning (15 credits plus up to 12 credits required prerequisite core) requires the completion of a certificate application form and payment of the application fee. Admission is open to 1) those who have completed 54 credit hours with a GPA of 2.33 or higher; or 2) those who have a minimum of three years of investment, financial risk management, or other financial services work experience and a high school diploma, or its equivalent.