BANGOR, MAINE, June 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Husson University today announced its partnership with the Financial Planning Association of Northern New England (FPA NNE) to help students continue their accredited financial planning program™ (CFP®) designation by raising awareness of speakers, professional networking and mentoring opportunities. These opportunities to improve their professional knowledge will prove beneficial for students interested in launching successful careers as financial planners and advisers.
“This new partnership expands access to professional training opportunities for graduates of Husson University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in financial planning program,” said Jia Liu, PhD, assistant professor of finance at Husson’s College of Business. “After completing this program, students will be about to take the CFP® certification exam. Obtaining this degree makes students more marketable since the CFP® The degrees are recognized internationally as the “gold standard” among financial planning professionals.
J. Douglas Wellington, Esq., JD, LLM, Associate Professor in the School of Business and Management at Husson University agrees. “Husson University has the only CFP® certified program in northern New England. This is one of the reasons why a Husson business education stands out from the programs of other colleges and universities in our region.
“Our partnership with the FPA of Northern New England enhances our financial planning program by providing students with the additional education and networking opportunities they need to get off to a good start in the industry,” Wellington continued. . “It’s all part of Husson’s commitment to hands-on experiential learning for current students. Additionally, these opportunities help set the stage for lifelong professional learning – the type of learning required of all financial planning professionals to maintain their certifications.
P. Benjamin Flood, CFP®, a board member and Maine director of the Financial Planning Association of Northern New England believes the deal also benefits the FPA.
“The New England financial planning community wants to make sure the next generation of financial planners are well positioned to start their careers with the tools they need to be successful,” said Flood. “Our vision in creating this partnership is to help bridge the gap between student academic work and the local financial planning industry. Our membership base will also have the opportunity to learn from these students. They will bring to our group a new perspective and energy that we think is very valuable. Their ideas will shape the future of our profession, and we hope that there is a high level of engagement between our existing and new members at Husson University.
“While this deal benefits short-term students, there are also long-term benefits for the public,” said Marie Hansen, dean of the College of Business at Husson University and the New England School of Communications (NESCom ). “Better-trained finance professionals are more likely to help consumers achieve their long-term goals. A good financial planner can help people save for a home, invest for retirement, pay for their education, and create budgets to manage their money. I have no doubts that this partnership between the North New England FPA and Husson University will result in better-trained finance professionals who can make people’s lives more financially secure.
The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the primary membership organization for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERMT professionals, educators, financial services professionals and students who are committed to raising the profession that transforms lives through the power of financial planning. With a focus on the practice, business and profession of financial planning, FPA advances financial planning practitioners through every stage of their careers, from novice to master to the leader of the profession. Learn more about FPA at financialplanningassociation.org and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/fpassociation.
For over 120 years, Husson University has shown its adaptability and strength in delivering educational programs that prepare future leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to providing affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has become a top value in higher education. The characteristics of a Husson education include advanced knowledge provided through quality educational programs. According to a recent analysis of tuition and fees by American News and World Report, Husson University is one of New England’s most affordable private colleges. For more information on educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.
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