MBA in Financial Planning

Online and on-campus

Our MBA in Financial Planning degree is considered to be among the country's most intensive and comprehensive master-level programs for financial planning. Choose one of two program tracks – for those who seek their CFP® and for those who already have it.

Our program is offered both on-campus and as a fully online MBA degree. Choose either format, or take courses both online and on campus.

Quick Facts
Program Units
48 (16 courses)
Average Duration
12-36 months
Flexibility
Fully online, on-campus, or mix with a full-time or part-time course load 
Course Availability
Year-round in four 11-week terms (on-campus) or five 8-week terms (online)
Locations
  • Online
  • Thousand Oaks
2016-17 Cost

$800 per credit

$38,400 base cost

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Choose Your Track

Track 1: Offers an MBA in Financial Planning and preparation for your CFP® certificate. Recruiters and prospective employers recognize CFP certification as the most desired designation in this growing field.

Track 2: Already have your CFP? Track 2 replaces foundation-level financial planning courses with both advanced-level courses and interdisciplinary studies.

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Our Reputation

  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Ranked by US News and World Report among the top 20 schools in the Western United States.
  • USDLA-award-winning online classes
  • Listed as one of the Top Schools in November issue of Financial Planning Magazine

More program highlights

Online Courses

Online courses are offered year-round in five, 8-week terms. The accelerated format of the program allows a student to complete the program in less than two years, if desired.

Students and faculty meet in live virtual learning environments designed for collaboration with audio, video, application sharing, and group break-out rooms.

Classes are capped at 20 students.

About online courses

Lorri Craig - MBA in Financial Planning

If I had to choose the single biggest strength with this academic experience, it has been the availability and access to high quality instructors and their knowledge base.

Lorri Craig, CFP®



The CFP® Board is a nonprofit professional regulatory organization that requires education, ethics requirements, examination, and experience for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certificants. Along with completing the financial planning coursework and passing the CFP® Certification Examination, the CFP® Board also requires successful CFP® certificants to have financial planning-related work experience and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

The MBA and Certificate program in Financial Planning is registered by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) in Washington DC. Candidates who plan to sit for the CFP Certification Examination must successfully complete a CFP Board-Registered Program.

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