The MS in Financial Planning program offers a balance of theoretical concepts and practical applications. The courses are taught by full-time faculty, financial professionals, and industry thought leaders. This program provides students with an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become a financial planner. It consists of the core CFP® curriculum and offers two concentrations in Financial Analytics and Behavioral Finance.
In the financial analytics track, students will take three courses focused on the analytical skills in education planning, insurance, investments, employee benefits, retirement planning, tax planning, and estate planning. After completing this concentration, students will have the analytical knowledge and skills to confront complex financial planning situations. The behavioral finance concentration focuses on client decision-making and how it deviates from the “optimal” choice. The course provides a framework for why people deviate from the optimal choice and the consequences of their decision.