CLU, a private university in Thousand Oaks, and the Ventura County Community District have reached a transfer agreement similar to that for state public universities. The CLU deadline for transfer students is June 1, so the agreement will be in effect for them. IRVINE / THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – November 18, 2008 – The University of California, Irvine Extension, has signed an articulation agreement with the Lutheran University of California (CLU) and its California Institute of Finance (CIF). The partnership qualifies students who complete the UC Irvine Extension Certificate Program, up to five courses to an online master`s degree in business administration (MBA) in financial planning at the Lutheran University of California. “This strategic articulation agreement was born out of UC Irvine Extension`s desire to provide continuous value to students by helping them move on to the next steps, once they have received their PFP certificate and the name Of Personal Financial Professional,” said Lori Muoz-Reiland, Director of Business Management, Business Education and Information Technology at UC Irvine Extension. “CLU is the only MBA program for financial planning professionals, an area where the MBA will always be a competitive advantage.” UC Irvine Extension`s PFP certification program meets the educational requirement to sit on the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP) exam, a respected certification certificate that emphasizes an individual`s commitment to this area of study. Through its partnership with the CLU, UC Irvine Extension expands career opportunities for personal financial planning professionals and provides superior value to students and alumni. This is both the first MBA articulation available at UC Irvine Extension and the first articulation agreement at the license level proposed by CLU. Students who wish to attend both UC Irvine Extension`s Personal Financial Planning program and California Lutheran University`s MBA in Financial Planning can complete both online programs. Graduates of UC Irvine Extension`s PFP program will be able to begin the MBA in Financial Planning at the Lutheran University of California, CIF, starting in January 2009. “This articulation is a natural co-operation for two synergistic educational institutions,” said Dr.
Somnath Basu, director of the California Institute of Finance at the Lutheran University of California. “The connection to the UC system, and in particular to UC Irvine, is an honour. Articulation is a win-win situation for everyone, both for institutions and especially for students. If Oxnard College does not offer a one-on-one course, students can consult agreements with other local community colleges (such as Ventura College, Moorpark College or Santa Barbara City College) to see if they offer the articulated course. The agreements also define the conditions for the admission of certain majors. For more information, arrange an appointment with an advisor at the Transfer Center. The Lutheran University of California is a private university in Thousand Oaks, California. Founded in 1959, it is now affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, but it is not sectarian. Their mission is “to educate leaders for a global society strong in character and judgment, trusting in its identity and vocation and committed to service and justice.” California Lutheran College, which was named after him until January 1, 1986, was the first four-year private college in Ventura County when it opened in 1960. MEDIA CONTACT: Karin Gernnan firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on the agreement, including admission requirements, please email email@example.com. About Ventura County Community District The District of Ventura County Community College is a member of the California Community College System on 113 campuses and cares for more than 50,000 students a year.