Financial Planning Programs

We offer online graduate degrees and certificates to help financial planners and advisors develop their skills and advance their careers.

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MBA in
Financial Planning

Balance financial planning knowledge with core business skills.

The MBA degree provides students with the skills needed to transform a planning practice into a planning business, or pursue a leadership position with a firm.

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MBA for Financial Planning Professionals

Already have your CFP®? Earn an MBA to advance your career.

This MBA program is designed for financial planners with an active CFP® license. Take just eight courses to earn your MBA degree and accelerate your career.

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Master of Science in
Financial Planning

Focus on building your financial planning and advisory skillsets.

The MS degree is designed for students who want to specialize in a particular aspect of financial planning or wealth management by choosing from a variety of elective courses.

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Certificate in Financial Planning

This certificate program is for professionals or career changers who want to become a certified financial planner without earning an advanced degree. You'll be eligible to sit for the CFP® exam.

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Accelerated Certificate in Financial Planning

The fast track to earn your CFP®. If you have one of these credentials, you're eligible for this program: CPA, CFA, CHFC, CLU, DBA, PhD in financial planning, business administration or economics, Licensed Attorney, or a CFP from outside the U.S.

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Compare Our Programs

Program Get CFP® Eligibility For CFP® Holders Courses Duration Cost*
MBA in Financial Planning     15 12-24 months $27,405
MBA for Financial Planning Professionals     8 12-18 months $20,055
Master of Science in Financial Planning     12 12-24 months $19,260
Certificate in Financial Planning     8 12-18 months $8,400
Accelerated Certificate in Financial Planning     4 7 months $4,200

* Tuition is based on 2024-2025 rates. Learn more

All programs offer the following benefits:

  • Take courses fully online
  • Start the program at any of the year-round terms
  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
  • USDLA-award-winning online classes
  • Ranked by US News and World Report among the top 20 schools in the Western United States
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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.

The MBA and Certificate program in Financial Planning is registered by the AFCPE® Registered Education Program in Westerville, OH. Candidates who plan to sit for the AFC® Certification Examination must successfully complete a AFCPE® Registered Education Program.

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