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Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies - Press Release

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES

TO OFFER TWO NEW FINANCIAL PLANNING PROGRAMS

e-CERTIFICATE INFINANCIAL PLANNING AND

ONLINE EXECUTIVECERTIFICATE IN FINANCIAL PLANNING

David Mercurio, Director of ProfessionalDevelopment Programs for Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies announcedtoday two new programs. The e-Certificate in Financial Planning andthe Online Executive Certificate inFinancial Planning Programs will be offered by the school beginning immediately.

The e-Certificate in Financial Planning Program is a liveonline program that represents an innovative approach to education during whichstudents and instructors attend a virtual classroom and communicate using aheadset and voice-over IP technology. This program is a live, instructor-led financial planning educationprogram. Students can take classes from the comfort of their homes or offices,without worrying about traffic, parking or leaving work early.

The Online ExecutiveCertificate in Financial Planning Program is designed for students who preferself-paced learning and are too busy to commit to regularly-scheduled classmeetings. This program also allows thestudent to go in as much depth on topics as they want or lightly cover thetopics they already know. This variablelearning method will result in students being able to successfully complete theprogram in as much or as little time that they need, in order to gain a completeand thorough understanding of the material.

Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies offersthese programs in partnership with Dalton Education, a leading provider offinancial planning and education materials for financial planners.

“A partnershipbetween Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies and Dalton Education brings together twoorganizations committed to excellence in financial planning education,” saidJoseph Gillice, president of Dalton Education. “The e-Certificate in Financial PlanningProgram and the Online Executive Certificate in Financial Planning Program offer students, from anywhere in the country, the opportunity to attendone of the country’s premier financial planning education programs.”

According to the Occupational Outlook, employment as afinancial planner is expected to grow by 30% between 2008 and 2018. The e-Certificatein Financial Planning Program and theOnline Executive Certificate in FinancialPlanning Program will assist both financial professionals and personschanging careers to enter this rapidly growing profession.

For additional information about these programs at NorthwesternUniversity School of Continuing Studies, please contact Matt Hlinak at (312) 503-0714. Program registration is currently inprogress.

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