Spalding University stands out in Louisville by offering on-campus and online bachelor's in financial planning, master's in business communication - GlobeNewswire

Spalding University stands out in Louisville by offering on-campus and online bachelor's in financial planning, master's in business communication - GlobeNewswire Spalding University stands out in Louisville by offering on-campus and online bachelor's in financial planning, master's in business communication - GlobeNewswire Northwood University unveils new graduate certificate program - Midland Daily News Mesa Community College veterinary technology students training in CPR - Your Valley University of Tennessee: All you need to know about Engineering Management - Study International News Spalding University stands out in Louisville by offering on-campus and online bachelor's in financial planning, master's in business communication - GlobeNewswire Posted: 21 Jan 2021 11:38 AM PST LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Jan. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- During a time of uncertainty

Purdue offering new financial planning certificate program online - Purdue News Service

Purdue offering new financial planning certificate program online - Purdue News Service

Purdue offering new financial planning certificate program online - Purdue News Service

Posted: 26 Oct 2020 08:35 AM PDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —Purdue University will begin offering a program of highly rated Certified Financial Planner Board-registered courses online, allowing learners to satisfy the educational requirements for taking the CFP® exam in less than a year on the path to what could be a big career boost.

Demand for personal financial advisors is expected to grow at a higher than average rate over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, of the 270,000 financial advisors in the U.S. today, only about 83,000 hold the CFP® certification, the industry standard of excellence. Advisors who are certified tend to earn 30% more than their peers.

Offered through Purdue Online in partnership with Dalton Education, the online courses are taught virtual classroom-style, live online including interaction with instructors who are certified and fellow students. All classes are recorded for playback at any time as well. Learners have access to Dalton's TestBank, an extensive library of practice exam questions and exams.

"The practice questions they have and the practice exams are harder than the CFP exam," said David Evans, director of Purdue's registered financial planning bachelor's program. "Working with them moves the needle for passing the actual exam from around 50% to 90%."

Purdue Online will begin offering the program in January with cohorts starting every other month. Learners can expect to spend 8-12 hours a week on the series of courses for nine months. The cost is $5,650.

A self-paced, online option should be available by summer for those who prefer a more flexible experience.

Those who complete the program successfully will receive a Purdue certificate of completion signifying that they have met the educational requirements to sit for the CFP® exam.

The program includes six courses that cover the knowledge and skills needed to complete the exam successfully. The courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Financial Planning and Insurance, the basics that form the foundation of knowledge students need as working financial services professionals.
  • Investment Planning, an introduction to modern portfolio theory, measuring risk and return, portfolio development and analysis, asset allocation and portfolio diversification, among other things.
  • Income Tax Planning, an introduction to individual income tax fundamentals and the calculation of income tax, as well as tax issues surrounding business entities.
  • Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits, an introduction to retirement planning and employee benefits, including public and private retirement plans, as well as group and fringe benefits.
  • Estate Planning, the basics that form the foundation of knowledge students need in the estate planning process including wills, the probate process, gift and estate taxes, planning techniques to reduce an individual's tax liability and more.
  • Capstone course, a project where students synthesize and apply elements of comprehensive financial planning and the functions of the financial planning process, applying the Certified Financial Planner Board's practice standards.

Purdue has offered its registered financial planning bachelor's degree since 2004 and regularly receives requests for a certified financial planning program from Purdue students and graduates, Evans said. Making the program available through Purdue Online opens it up for anyone who qualifies, with a top-rated university and Dalton, a leader in the field, behind it.

"This is the top certification for an in-demand field that promises to continue to be in demand going forward," said Gerry McCartney, executive vice president for Purdue Online. "The opportunity for Purdue Online to partner with Dalton Education to offer this qualification program was an easy decision to make."

For more information on taking the course series through Purdue see the program website. Registration is open now. 

Writer: Greg Kline, 765-494-8167, 

Sources: David Evans,

Gerry McCartney,

The Promise of Online Learning for IT Leaders - ARLnow

Posted: 04 Nov 2020 01:30 PM PST

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact every aspect of modern-day life, from the way consumers buy their groceries to how employees connect to corporate systems. Learning is no exception.

Since the outbreak, online learning has become more central to people's lives. And many plan to continue the trend: More than half of American adults who expect to need more education or training post-pandemic say they would do it online, according to an August 2020 survey by the Strada Education Network.

Yet not all online education is created equal — and IT pros looking to invest in a program should compare and contrast options carefully.

Whether pursuing a full-time master's degree to deepen IT expertise or seeking a certificate to boost content knowledge in a specific area, there are many reasons why Virginia Tech's 100% online Master of Information Technology program (VT-MIT) is a superior choice for IT leaders.

The U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Programs report ranks Virginia Tech's MIT degree the nation's fourth best. The program blends coursework and offers twelve areas of specialized study for a diverse education.

Courses are taught by world-class faculty experienced in translating a robust academic experience to an effective online format. For nearly 20 years, the VT-MIT program has relied on a two-tiered system of master faculty and distance learning instructors who together deliver a superior online classroom experience that encourages peer-to-peer support, faculty-to-student mentoring and real-time engagement, making VT-MIT a leader in the online education space long before COVID-19 forced other programs to go virtual.

Students can also expect to reap these advantages:

  • Increased Flexibility  Students can choose their own timeline and toggle between full- and part-time schedules, depending on employment status and current workload.
  • Greater Convenience –– A combination of synchronous and asynchronous online classes allows students to learn anywhere, anytime — ideal for remote workers unsure of when they may return to the office.
  • Enhanced Value Students can earn a VT-MIT degree at a universal tuition rate (no residency required) from a well-respected public institution.

Today's IT professionals must act fast to keep pace with a rapidly evolving IT environment. Experience and specialized IT skills are critical to making the right technology decisions, at the right time. With the flexibility of an online VT-MIT degree or graduate certificate, IT leaders can strike the perfect balance: earn a respected credential that will help them confront the technological challenges of the 21st century while accommodating new realities.

Simplilearn and Purdue University Launch Post Graduate Program in Digital Marketing - PR Newswire India

Posted: 05 Nov 2020 03:35 AM PST

The Post Graduate Program in Digital Marketing is delivered via Simplilearn's high-engagement bootcamp-style learning delivery model. This model provides learners with an effective combination of self-paced, online classes, expert, instructor-led, live virtual classrooms, and interactive labs. With 200+ hours of applied learning and 40+ hours of self-paced learning modules, the program offers participants a comprehensive learning experience that covers advanced digital marketing strategies. The key domains covered include search engine optimization (SEO), social media, pay-per-click (PPC), web analytics, and email marketing. The program also offers interactive Masterclass sessions with top instructors from Purdue University. At the end of the program, learners will get to work on a Capstone project and the opportunity to solve real-world marketing challenges. 

Upon completion, program graduates will receive a joint Post Graduate certification from Simplilearn and Purdue University, along with the Purdue University Alumni Association membership. Learners will also receive certificates from Simplilearn for individual courses in the learning path. Program graduates in India will also be enrolled in Simplilearn's Job Assistance service and have access to the IIMJobs Pro-Membership for six Months.  

Speaking about the program, Anand Narayanan, Chief Product Officer, Simplilearn said, "The world is today living in the 'New Normal' which is dominated by digitization. With both businesses and consumers taking to online platforms more rapidly than before, digital marketing is today an essential growth tool for brands and larger organisations. That said, the demand for digital marketers is at its peak, making it one of the top jobs for 2021. The Digital Marketing program is designed for learners to gain an understanding of data collection and analysis methods used by marketing professionals, and learn to access, choose and use appropriate web analytics tools and techniques within the given marketing budget. This program caters to those looking for a new career in digital marketing or who want to improve their marketability to potential employers. We are happy to collaborate with Purdue University, one of America's top 10 public universities and provide our learners with an online program that will help them become a digital-age project leader. We've trained leaders at over 1,000 companies across 150 countries with the purpose of inspiring and equipping professionals to be better and do better."  

"Studies indicate that with half the world's population using social media, companies are making significant investments in digital media marketing. By the end of 2020, advertising spends on social networks are expected to reach more than 50 billion dollars. Every organization should understand why it has become essential to implement and upskill workforce in digital solutions. We look forward to working with Simplilearn to bring job-relevant learning to aspirants globally." said Gerry McCartney, Executive VP of Purdue online, Purdue University.  

About Simplilearn 

Simplilearn is the world's leading online Bootcamp for digital economy skills training focused on helping people acquire the skills they need to thrive in the digital economy. Simplilearn provides outcome-based online training across technologies and applications in Data Science, AI and Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Digital Marketing, DevOps, Project Management, and other critical digital disciplines. Through individual courses, comprehensive certification programs, and partnerships with world-renowned universities, Simplilearn provides millions of professionals and thousands of corporate training organizations with the work-ready skills they need to excel in their careers. Based in San Francisco, CA, and Bangalore, India, Simplilearn has helped more than one million professionals and 2,000 companies across 150 countries to get trained, acquire certifications, and reach their business and career goals. With over 1,000 live classes each month, real-world projects, and more, professionals learn by doing at Simplilearn. Ongoing industry recognition for the company includes the 2020 Aegis Graham Bell Award for Innovation in EdTech and the 2020 Stevie® Gold Award for Customer Service Success. For more information, please visit  

About Purdue University 

Purdue University is a top public research institution developing practical solutions to today's toughest challenges. Ranked the No. 5 Most Innovative University in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, Purdue delivers world-changing research and out-of-this-world discovery. Committed to hands-on and online, real-world learning, Purdue offers a transformative education to all. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels, enabling more students than ever to graduate debt-free. See how Purdue never stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap at 

About Purdue Online

Purdue online is the administrative unit charged with driving and coordinating the rapidly growing online offerings of Purdue University's four campuses, including its Flagship West Lafayette campus, Purdue's virtual campus Purdue global and its regional campuses Purdue Fort Wayne and Purdue Northwest. Purdue now has hundreds of online courses aimed at serving all types of students and ranging from undergraduate and graduate degrees to continuing education certification and tailored corporate training. For more information, visit


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