Albertus Magnus College will offer a new certified program in Financial Planning this fall.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) has approved and registered the Albertus Magnus College Bachelor of Science in Finance, Concentration in Personal Financial Planning program. Students completing the program will have met the Education requirement for the CFP® Certification Examination administered by the CFP Board. An independent certifying organization, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc., owns the CFP® and Certified Financial Plannerâ„¢ marks which it awards to individuals who meet its education, examination, experience, ethics and other requirements.

"CFP Board is pleased to approve the program at Albertus Magnus College 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 Albertus Magnus College's 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."

"We appreciate the strong endorsement our program has received from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards," said Dr. Sean O'Connell, the College's vice president for Academic Affairs. "We at Albertus look forward to offering the only CFP Board approved undergraduate program in the state of Connecticut beginning in fall 2016." Students will be able to pursue their degree in a traditional format or in the College's unique FLEX format that affords students the opportunity of choosing between online and blended course options on a course-by-course basis.

Acknowledging the tremendous growth in Finance programs at Albertus Magnus College, Program Director and Assistant Professor Ross Riskin commented, "I am excited that Albertus Magnus College is leading the charge in promoting financial planning as an academic discipline when career opportunities in the field are on the rise and the need for financial literacy in our communities has never been higher. I strongly believe that our new CFP Board registered program is perfectly positioned to help our students grow academically, professionally, and personally."

Persons interested in the program should send inquiries to Professor Riskin at

Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican Tradition. Albertus has an enrollment of more than 1,500 students in its 50 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs at its New Haven and Hartford campuses. Albertus Magnus College offers the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy program in the State of Connecticut. Learn more 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 owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial PlannerTM, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. CFP Board currently authorizes more than 70,000 individuals to use these marks in the United States. For more about CFP Board, visit