K-State Global Campus

1615 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, Kansas 66502

1-800-622-2578 (toll free)


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST

Janice Nikkel
Program Coordinator

Personal Financial Planning Graduate Certificate

The personal financial planning graduate certificate is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board-registered program. The program enhances personal financial knowledge and provides accurate and timely information in the key areas of financial planning.

With all course work counting as graduate credit, students will have a headstart in pursuing K-State’s online master's in personal financial planning.

The program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA).

Careers in Personal Financial Planning

Graduates of the program often find rewarding work in corporations or independent firms. The certificate prepares students for careers in areas such as:

  • banking
  • industry
  • retirement planning
  • estate planning
  • personnel benefits
  • real estate
  • insurance
  • investments
  • consumer affairs


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The personal financial planning graduate certificate is offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the College of Human Ecology.