The Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning, which focuses on applying biblical principles to all areas of the financial decision making process, opened in January 2012 at Indiana Wesleyan University. The Institute is a partnership between IWU and financial expert Ron Blue.
A financial planning program, developed through the Institute, is scheduled to launch in February 2013. This program has been approved by the CFP® Board of Standards and is designed to meet the education requirements for the CFP® Certification examination. Institute objectives also include:
- Undergraduate and graduate curricular offerings
"Indiana Wesleyan University believes that the placement of this Institute at a robust evangelical university with an entrepreneurial spirit is a perfect fit for the soul and the message that Ron Blue has sought to communicate through his writing and teaching," said Dr. David Wright, IWU provost.
"From college degrees to professional certifications, financial advisors and organizational leaders will find easy access and deeply reflective engagement with Ron's biblically based advice and resources," Wright added. "The broader community, including civic organizations, churches and lay and civic leaders will find systematic help through the programs and resources offered through the Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning."
Blue said he was privileged and excited about the partnership between IWU and the Institute for Financial Planning and what it would accomplish for God.
"God's Word speaks authoritatively and timelessly to all financial planning and decision making, providing us with wisdom for the process and principles for the decisions," said Ron Blue. "Since IWU integrates faith into all aspects of its educational endeavors, the University is uniquely equipped to deliver to the world a Biblical approach to all aspects of stewarding God's financial resources."