Top universities offering online/distance learning Financial Planning degree programs and courses:

California Lutheran University
- CLU offers an online MBA in Financial Planning degree. The accelerated format of the program allows candidates to complete the program in less than two years if desired.
- In addition to the MBA-FP program, CLU offers a certificate-only program for candidates who wish to work towards the CFP certification in a graduate studies framework. The program is registered by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) in Denver, Colorado.
- CLU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
- ranked 17th on the U.S. News & World Report list of top schools in the West offering quality bachelor's and master's degrees (2007).

Bentley University
- The Master of Science in Financial Planning (MSFP) program at Bentley enhances careers in personal financial planning, retirement planning, income tax and estate planning, insurance, employee benefits, etc.
- Students can take courses full time or part time, on campus, online, or in any combination.
- The MSFP program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. The program satisfies the fifth-year academic requirement to become a licensed CPA in many states, including Massachusetts.
- Bentley University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc. (NEASC). It is also accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and EQUIS.

The University of Alabama
- It offers a bachelor's degree in Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Family Financial Planning and Counseling completely at a distance.
- The program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in financial planning or counseling.
- University of Alabama is listed in the 2009 “America's Best Colleges”, ranked 441st nationally.

RMIT University (Australia)
- RMIT's Bachelor of Business in Financial Planning is delivered by distance education through Open Universities Australia.
- Students will be introduced to the related fields of Accounting, Banking, Financial Markets, etc.
- RMIT is one of Australia's largest universities. It has been placed in the top 10 in Australia in reference to its research output.

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