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Villanova University Announces New Certification Preparation Course for Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis Professionals

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University is partnering with the Association for Financial Professionals® (AFP) to offer professionals an opportunity to prepare for the new Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional™ (FP&A™) in a new interactive facilitator-led course starting this spring. The course will be offered through the University’s Office of Continuing Studies.

“The AFP has long understood the value of certification, and the Financial Planning & Analysis certificate provides individuals with insight into the financial decision-making process in an organization, through analysis, financial projections (planning, budgeting and forecasting) and reporting,” said Jim Kane, Director of Continuing Studies at Villanova University. “Villanova University is very excited about this new certificate course, as these skills translate to any successful business or organization.” 

This course combines the leadership of an experienced instructor with comprehensive reading materials and online study tools from the AFP FP&A Learning System™. The classroom environment allows for instructor and peer interaction while keeping FP&A candidates on track to meet their certification goals.

By passing the FP&A certification exam and earning the FP&A credential, professionals demonstrate that they have the level of proficiency needed to perform in a competent and effective manner, and meet the demands of this rapidly evolving field.

Villanova University will offer the exam preparation course in March 2014 to prepare candidates to sit during the August/September 2014 testing window. All Villanova University graduates and current students are eligible for a $200 discount when registering for this course.

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About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.