March 18, 2021

Division of Programs in Business Event “Personal Financial Planning Resolutions for 2021” with SPS faculty Leonard Comberiate

The Department of Finance, Law, and Taxation at NYU SPS hosted a Faculty Webinar Series event on Wednesday, March 17th with Adjunct Assistant Professor, Leonard Comberiate and Negar Farakish, EdD, assistant dean of the Division of Programs in Business (DPB). This was a second session in the series that was launched in Summer 2020.

During the interview, Professor Comberiate provided an overview of the core financial planning elements and offered a variety of resources for building sound financial plans. He also shared multiple strategies for managing and minimizing financial risks. Over 80 participants including alumni, current students, faculty members, and NYU employees attended the session and posed a range of questions on how to devise personal financial plans during the pandemic. Addressing participants’ questions, Professor Comberiate shared additional insights on how to create financial portfolios that can remain sustainable during turbulent times.

For over 30 years, the Department of Finance, Law, and Taxation at NYU SPS has been a leading educational provider for financial planning. In response to the increasing demand for managing finances and planning for the post-pandemic challenges and opportunities, the Division is offering a new course in Personal Financial Planning, beginning April 2021.

For those who wish to pursue a career as certified financial planners, the Division offers a seven-course Certificate in Financial Planning. The program is currently accepting students for Summer 2021, and you can learn more about the certificate and apply here.


DPB is the largest division at NYU School of Professional Studies, with over 2,200 students, 500 faculty, and over 7,000 alumni. The Division comprises four centers of excellence that educate leaders in the functional areas of an enterprise. Each department’s credit and non-credit portfolio of offerings serves students at every level of their careers, providing them with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in critical positions in their professional development.

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