More than ever before, finance professionals need extensive training to be successful. And at Johnson & Wales University, that’s exactly what you’ll get. Our MS – Finance degree program will teach you how to apply financial theories to solve organizational and consumer economic challenges, use quantitative and qualitative methods to tackle financial problems, and critique and interpret financial data to assess and improve entity performance.
WHY IS IT AN EXCITING TIME TO BE ADVANCING YOUR EDUCATION —AND CAREER — IN FINANCIAL PLANNING?
Looking to 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects:
- Demand: An estimated 60,300 jobs will be added for personal financial advisors alone.
- Growth: The industry growth of the occupation is projected at an impressive 27 percent. (That’s more than double the 11 percent average of all occupations for the same timeframe.)
- Job Openings: More than 1 million job openings are expected for financial specialists who have the right skills and training. (You can view an example of current CFP job openings here.)
WHY IS NOW AN EXCITING TIME TO STUDY FINANCE AT JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY?
As a student enrolled in the graduate MS – Finance program, you can design the program to fit your learning style: JWU offers the option of face-to-face, online, or hybrid learning. Your instructor-led courses are taught by industry-experienced professionals, and you can complete your degree in as little as 15 months with JWU’s accelerated schedule.
IS JWU A CFP BOARD-REGISTERED PROGRAM?
Yes! Students who satisfactorily complete the seven core financial-planning courses (see below) in the MS – Finance degree program now will meet the Education requirement and qualify to sit for CFP® Certification Examination administered by the CFP Board. Only about 200 institutions of higher education nationwide meet such a requirement. See www.cfp.net/ for information pertaining to CFP certification requirements.
“As student interest in financial planning careers continues to grow, we anticipate that Johnson & Wales’s program will contribute significantly to the number of qualified candidates seeking to attain the CFP® certification, the standard of excellence for competent and ethical financial planning,” said Richard P. Rojeck, CFP®, chair of the CFP Board’s Board of Directors.
CORE COURSES FOR CFP® CERTIFICATION PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENT
FISV5410 Personal Financial Planning
FISV5420 Estate Planning
FISV5430 Principles of Risk and Insurance
FISV5440 Retirement Planning
ACCT6410 Income Tax Planning
FISV6056 Fundamentals of Investment and Portfolio Management
FISV6480 Capstone Course in Financial Planning
For complete course information for the MS – Finance program, click here.
DISCOVER THE FACULTY PERSPECTIVE
“There is no question that the financial services field is growing. Financial service firms will satisfy their demand for these services with qualified individuals who represent the gold standard in personal finance, a CFP® practitioner. Johnson & Wales University, through its Board Registered Program, now delivers the academic component using credentialed faculty who are both practitioners and academics.” — Stephen C. Poplaski, CPA, CFP®, JWU program coordinator