In a strategic move to elevate financial literacy and the financial planning education in the country, FPSB India, the leading financial planning body in India, announced the launch of Post Graduate (PG) Programs in Financial Planning in collaboration with three leading Indian B-Schools, during the World Investors Week and World Financial Planning Day 2023.
Through strategic collaborations with Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai; K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai & Army Institute of Management & Technology (AIMT), Greater Noida, FPSB India has reiterated its commitment to ensuring rigorous competency and ethical standards in financial planning. As financial planning gains prominence in India's economic landscape, FPSB India's new academic programs in conjunction with these top B-schools, mark a significant leap forward in building a highly skilled and proficient workforce in the field of financial planning.
Mr. Krishan Mishra, CEO, FPSB India, expressed his enthusiasm for this groundbreaking endeavor, stating, "Our mission at FPSB India is to raise the bar for financial planning standards in India. With the introduction of Postgraduate programs in Financial Planning, we are taking a significant step towards achieving this goal. These programs are designed to empower aspiring financial planners with the necessary expertise to provide pragmatic financial advice to individuals and organizations alike."
The Postgraduate program will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of financial planning, covering essential topics such as investment strategies, risk management, tax planning, retirement planning, and estate planning. Graduates of these programs will emerge as industry-ready professionals, equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the dynamic world of financial planning and other financial services.
Rev. Fr. C. Joe Arun SJ, Director, Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai, expressed his delight at the announcement and shared, “We appreciate FPSB India for their visionary step in introducing PG courses in Financial Planning with our business schools across the country. This initiative not only augments the academic offerings for our students but also addresses a crucial need in the financial industry. It empowers our graduates with specialized skills, enhancing their career prospects while bolstering financial literacy in India."
Dr. Raman Ramachandra, Director, K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai said, "K J Somaiya Institute of Management is excited to collaborate on this transformative journey with FPSB India to co-curate courses in Financial Planning. It aligns perfectly with our mission to provide holistic and relevant education to our students and working professionals. This collaboration reflects the shared commitment of KJSIM and FPSB India to empower future financial leaders with the knowledge, skills, and ethical foundation needed to make a lasting impact on the world of finance. Along with co-curating courses that will empower students and professionals with practical skills, enhancing their employability and contribution to the financial sector, we also look forward to joint research opportunities with FPSB India. We appreciate FPSB India's commitment to elevating financial education standards in India and look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership."
Speaking about the PG courses, Air Cmde (Dr) JK Sahu (Retd), Director, Army Institute of Management & Technology (AIMT), Greater Noida said, “We are delighted to forge a partnership with FPSB India to introduce postgraduate courses in financial planning at the Army Institute of Management & Technology. This collaboration marks a significant stride towards equipping our students with the requisite knowledge and competencies for a prosperous career in financial planning. This endeavor will empower our students to make well-informed decisions and serve as trusted financial advisors. Together, we aspire to contribute to the enhancement of financial literacy in India, shaping a more promising financial future for all."
As the financial landscape in India evolves, FPSB India recognizes the importance of nurturing a skilled workforce capable of delivering ethical and competent financial planning services. The launch of these programs aligns perfectly with the spirit of World Financial Planning Day and World Investor’s Week which aim to highlight the significance of financial planning in achieving long-term financial well-being.
About FPSB India:
FPSB India is the leading financial planning body in India and is dedicated to establishing, upholding, and promoting professional standards in financial planning throughout India.
FPSB India offers the globally recognized CFP certification, which represents excellence in financial planning through rigorous competency and ethical standards. It is home to over 2,500 CFP professionals in India and part of a global network of organizations representing more than 213,000 CFP professionals worldwide.
FPSB India is the Indian subsidiary of Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. (FPSB Ltd.), the global standards-setting body for the financial planning profession and owner of the international CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification program.
FPSB Ltd. owns the CFP, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and the outside the United States. FPSB Ltd. licenses these marks to FPSB Institute India Pvt. Ltd to administer CFP certification in India. For more information, visit india.fpsb.org