On Wednesday, Shares of Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE:SCHW), subtract -1.34% and closed at $36.70 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $36.45 and $37.34. Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is endowing a program at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business that will assist students prepare for careers in financial planning and wealth administration.
The endowment will be used to create a 21-credit workshop program that incorporates specialized courses, opportunities to meet and interact with industry practitioners, and experience working on real industry issues.
The new curriculum, expected to be launched in fall 2017, will provide a strong educational foundation that readies students to sit for the Certified Financial PlannerTM exam and obtain that professional certification.
Idalene “Idie” Kesner, dean of the IU Kelley School of Business and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Planned Administration, said she is grateful for the gift and for the relationship with Schwab.
“Financial planning and wealth administration is a growing field, and this workshop will immerse students in the profession and provide key connections with industry leaders,” Kesner said. “I’m particularly proud that Schwab shares the Kelley School’s commitment to encourage women to consider careers in business and finance.”
According to the CFP Board, only 23 percent of CFP® certificants industry-wide are women. Schwab and Kelley will create a speaker series with a focus on women in finance to introduce women students as early as freshman level to the multifaceted appeal of a career in financial planning.
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