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MA in Law - Wealth Management/Financial Planning

The Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Wealth Management/Financial Planning program at Regent University aims to prepare students to take the CFP Certification Examination. Read more about Regent's online graduate program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Wealth Management/Financial Planning

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Those who are interested in applying for the Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Wealth Management/Financial Planning should have the desire to learn more about managing wealth for individuals and corporations. Prospective students may also already have experience as realtors, trust officers, stockbrokers, or other areas of the financial services industry. All applicants to graduate programs at Regent University should have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University designed the Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Wealth Management/Financial Planning degree to help prepare students to take the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Certification Examination. The curriculum is designed to focus on the essentials of managing wealth for others, navigating complex tax issues, and maintaining ethics and professional conduct within the field. Taught from a Christian perspective, coursework includes topics like contract law, estate planning, and portfolio analysis with biblical underpinnings. Students will be challenged to demonstrate their knowledge of cases, statutes, retirement plans, property transfers, and more.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

30+ credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Wealth Management/Financial Planning:

Students in this program are asked to complete 30 credit hours to graduate. These credit hours include two electives chosen by students. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (30 credits)

  • Foundations of Legal Thought
  • Insurance Law & Planning
  • Professional Conduct & Relationships
  • Fundamentals of Estate Planning
  • Capstone in Financial Planning
  • Survey of Taxation
  • Financial Planning
  • Portfolio Analysis

Elective Courses (6 credits)

  • Students choose two of the following:
    • American Legal System & Writing
    • Contract Law
    • Accounting
    • Finance

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Once they've completed this Master of Arts in Law with a concentration in Wealth Management/Financial Planning program, graduates may choose to advance their legal and/or wealth management knowledge by enrolling in a doctoral-level program. These programs might deepen students' understanding of financial planning and help them advance their careers, or they may choose to prepare for other careers in research, policy development, education, or law.

These programs options for graduates:

  • Ph.D. in Financial Services Analytics
  • Ph.D. in Finance
  • Ph.D. in Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
  • Juris Doctor
  • Ph.D. in Law

Career Paths:

This Master of Arts in Law - Wealth Management/Financial Planning program is designed to get students ready to become certified financial planners. Once they've graduated from this program, they may be able to sit for the CFP Certification Examination and start practicing in the field.

Career opportunities include:

  • Certified financial planner
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial advisor

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