Directory:California Institute of Finance

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California Institute of Finance
CLU School of Business logo
Type {{{company_type}}}
Founded 1959
FounderOrville Dahl
Headquarters Template:Country data US Thousand Oaks, California, USA
Key peopleDr. Somnath Basu, Program Director
Harry Starn, Associate Director
ParentCalifornia Lutheran University
Contact 60 West Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Web: California Institute of Finance
Reference NAICS: 32311, 32312
Region: Shelby County
Latitude: 35°01'10.59"
Longitude: -90°01'30.35"

The California Institute of Finance is a branch of the California Lutheran University that provides an MBA graduate degree in financial planning. Dr. Somnath Basu is the program director and is assisted by associate director, Harry Starn.


The California Institute of Finance (CIF) is designed to be the leading resource for the financial planning industry. The institute is most notably a place where students can become CFP certified or can earn a graduate certificate or MBA in financial planning. The California Institute of Finance staffs globally known and tenured professors and offers completely online courses for additional flexibility to students.

Scholars have access to the financial planning resource libraries provided by CIF as well as an in-house journal, access to other major journals in the financial planning industry and the ability to reference librarians using live chat technology and email.

Financial planning professionals can earn continuing education credits and attend virtual seminars and conferences. There is also a business reference center, a global job marketplace and a virtual alumni center. CIF is networked with leading financial service firms and other national and international organizations, making it an invaluable resource for professionals.