About CIF and CLU
California Lutheran University provides a challenging academic program for earning a financial planning degree that combines liberal studies with professional preparation. Central to the University’s academic excellence is a dedicated teaching faculty, who come to CLU from some of the finest universities in the country. CLU’s small classes make it possible for students to develop close mentoring relationships with faculty and earn a financial planning masters degree either on campus or online.
Through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and School of Education, CLU offers 36 majors, 28 minors, and professional preparation programs in specified fields of study. In addition to its traditional undergraduate program, the University offers an accelerated evening bachelor's degree program for working professionals (ADEP).
CLU’s highly regarded graduate programs include a doctorate in educational leadership, financial planning master’s degree, and master’s degrees in education, business administration, psychology, computer science, counseling, and public policy and administration. A number of post-graduate credential and certification programs are also offered.
The California Institute of Finance is becoming a major regional and international resource for Financial Planning Master’s Degree, Education and Research, both academic and professional. By providing a focused mix of educational products and services and by becoming both a production center and a national clearinghouse for related case studies and research, the Institute’s purpose is to make a major contribution to the field of financial planning worldwide.
The Institute has been created to serve the needs and purposes of three constituent groups. First and foremost, the Institute is devoted to the spread of quality financial planning education worldwide.
The Institute’s second constituent group is comprised of those individuals and institutions which are dedicated to research and scholarship in this field of study. The Institute is currently setting up a complete virtual financial planning online library. A case study oriented journal and a dedicated financial planning database is also currently being negotiated.
The Institute’s final constituent group is comprised of financial planning and affiliated professionals. The Institute provides ongoing financial planning classes, seminars, conferences, continuing education credit opportunities, networking and other activities that lead to the development of this profession.
For further information about the Institute, or the financial planning degrees it offers, please visit the Web site at www.callutheran.edu/cif, or contact CIF Project Manager Cindy Grether by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.