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For Immediate Release
Friday, March 25, 2011

School of Business Administration offers introduction to sound financial planning

     Rochester, Mich. – The School of Business Administration at Oakland University is introducing a new program for people who want to become certified financial planners or who simply want to learn more about financial planning for their own purposes.

     The two-week Financial Planning Boot Camp provides non-financial experts an introduction to the principles of financial planning and also serves as a introductory course to the two-year Certified Financial Plannerâ„¢ certificate program.

     The course will cover the principles and analytic techniques of personal financial planning, focusing on income tax, investment, insurance, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning.

     Classes will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on April 5, 7, 12 and 14, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 16. The course is required as part of the university's Financial Planning Certificate Program.

     The registration deadline for the course is Thursday, March 31. To learn more, visit or call (248) 370-3537.

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Oakland University is a doctoral, research-intensive university located in Oakland County, Michigan. The university has 134 bachelor's degree programs and 117 graduate degree and certificate programs. Dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience that is complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments, Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, Nursing and The Honors College. Visit Oakland University on the Web at .