MS in Finance - Financial Planning
Kaplan University's Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in Financial Planning program could help students prepare for the Certified Financial Planner certification exam.*† Learn about the financial skills and principles the Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in Financial Planning is designed to offer here.
Official Program Name:
Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in Financial Planning
School Offering Program:
Master of Science
The Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in Financial Planning program at Kaplan University is intended for students with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Students enrolled in the program have the opportunity to study estate planning, income tax planning, insurance planning, and personal financial planning, including risk management, cash flow and debt management, education planning, retirement planning, and financial planning ethics. Additional finance coursework covers United States and world financial markets and institutions, corporate finance, portfolio management, risk analysis, investment and securities analysis, financial statement analysis, and portfolio management. The program is designed to prepare students for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Certification Exam.
Program Length/Total Credits Required:
52 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.
Financial Aid Available:
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.
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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in Financial Planning:
Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
- GB 512: Business Communications (4 credits)
- GF 500: Financial Institutions and Markets (4 credits)
- GF 510: Risk Analysis and Management (4 credits)
- GF 520: Corporate Finance (4 credits)
- GF 530: Financial Statement Analysis (4 credits)
- GF 540: Investment and Securities Analysis (4 credits)
- GF 550: Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits (4 credits)
- GF 560: Fixed-Income and Futures Investing (4 credits)
- GF 570: Portfolio Management (4 credits)
Financial Planning Specialization Requirements
- GF 590: Personal Financial Planning (4 credits)
- GF 591: Individual Insurance Planning (4 credits)
- GF 592: Income Tax Planning and Strategies (4 credits)
- GF 593: Estate Planning (4 credits)
Students in the Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in Financial Planning program have the opportunity to develop skills in financial analysis, investment and financial risk analysis, and financial planning. Graduates of the program could pursue positions such as‡:
- Personal financial advisor
- Financial manager
- Investment analyst
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