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Wiesloch, 20 February 2019 – The MLP Corporate University (CU) has received the international certification seal of the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) for five of its qualifications for financial consultants. The FIBAA seal guarantees the quality of academic education and, among other things, enables academic achievements to be compared internationally. Alongside the "Financial Consultant" basic course, the FIBAA issued its quality seal for the higher level "Senior Financial Consultant" programme, as well as the specialisations "MLP Financial Planner", "Direct Real Estate Brokerage" and "Retirement Planner (CU)".
"We are delighted to receive this certification. It documents the high standard of the MLP Corporate University, which goes far beyond the legally stipulated minimum requirements," comments Jan Berg, Head of the Corporate University. "One of the key benefits of our further training offer is the fact that it combines a high degree of real-world relevance with academic education. This makes MLP very attractive, not only for financial consultants with sector experience but also for newcomers."
"MLP has tailored the certification courses in a systematic and practically oriented way to the requirements of working in the respective consulting role, as well as to the corresponding areas of expertise and qualifications. It was therefore no surprise that the assessors came to a positive overall conclusion with their rating. The consistent alignment of all courses to the participants' respective professional field is worthy of special mention here. MLP was excellent in terms of both its preparation and support of the certification process," comments Dr. Birger Hendriks, the project manager responsible and FIBAA Special Representative. "MLP and the FIBAA are long-standing partners. The successful certification, during which a whole host of criteria actually surpassed the stipulated quality standards, represents another very special milestone in our cooperation," adds FIBAA Director Prof. Kerstin Fink.
At the CU, MLP consultants can compile their own individual learning path from the modularised further training offer. More than 300 learning units are available here – from web-based training, through webinars, all the way up to numerous face-to-face events at the offices and at company HQ in Wiesloch. Consultants can even complete an academic course of study on a part-time basis at the CU while working for MLP. Indeed, MLP has already developed and successfully introduced a dedicated "Master's in Financial Planning and Management" (M.Sc.) in collaboration with the Steinbeis School of Management and Innovation. In addition to this, FIBAA certification also allows further training content at the CU to be more easily accredited in other Bachelor's and Master's courses.
The MLP Corporate University was founded in 1999. It has already held the seal of approval of the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD) since 2007. Since 2012, it has also been accredited by the Financial Planning Standards Board Deutschland e.V. (FPSB Deutschland) for training to the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) standard – the highest internationally recognised standard for financial consultants. The CU was already certified by the FIBAA in 2012, back then as a Corporate Learning Unit. The certification that has now been issued corresponds like-for-like to the certification of advanced training courses at universities.
The FIBAA is a European, internationally oriented agency for quality assurance and quality development in higher education. With a focus on management studies, law, social sciences and economics, the FIBAA accredits degree courses and universities, as well as certifying academic further training offers.