The Family Financial Planning Certificate prepares students for further graduate work or for work in human services, cooperative extension, the private sector or the public sector and focuses on the subject matter required for the Certified Financial Planner Certification Examination.
Students in the Family Financial Planning program cover a wide area of topics from the fundamentals for family financial planning to estate and retirement planning. This program focuses on the efforts of households to improve their economic well-being through effective use of resources as well as the economic and social systems that enhance or constrain these efforts. It could lead to professional certification by the CFP Board of Standards.
Job opportunities for individuals with CFP certification include:
- Real estate
- Tax and estate planning
- Financial advising
- Retirement planning
- Income management
Employee benefits and compensations
Distance education opportunities
All courses are completed online through Great Plains IDEA
, a consortium of 11 universities. Students admitted to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Family Financial Planning certificate program will take courses delivered via distance technologies by Nebraska and the other participating institutions.