Delaware State University (DSU) now offers a financial planning minor within its Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance.
Donna Covington, dean of the DSU’s College of Business, said the minor is intended to increase diversity in the financial planning industry.
“The [minor] will help meet this need while serving the community, both in terms of training graduates to become board-registered financial planners and also serving Kent County residents through financial literacy workshops and pro bono financial planning,” Covington said in a news release.
The new minor has been registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, which sets standards for education, examination, experience and ethics in financial planning. Meeting the CFB standard is an increasing trend in the industry, according to Dr. Nandita Das, DSU associate professor of finance and the program’s new director.