MBA in Financial Planning

Online and on-campus

How to Apply

Applications are considered year-round. Admitted students may start the program at the beginning of any term.


On-Campus Terms

Priority Application Deadlines
Fall Term (Aug-Nov)

July 15, 2017

Winter Term (Nov-Feb)

October 1, 2017

Spring Term (Feb-May) January 15, 2018
Summer Term (May-Aug) April 15, 2018

Online Terms

Priority Application Deadlines
Term 1 (Aug-Oct)

June 15, 2017

Term 2 (Oct-Dec)

September 1, 2017

Term 3 (Jan-Feb) November 15, 2017
Term 4 (Mar-May) February 1, 2018
Term 5 (May-Jul) April 1, 2018

Admission decisions for regular graduate standing are based on a review of the following materials in the candidate's file:

  1. A completed online application and non-refundable application fee
  2. Interview with an admission counselor
  3. Official transcripts showing a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent international course work
  4. Two letters of professional recommendation
  5. Personal Statement
  6. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores must be provided. The test may be waived for candidates who present an official transcript of previous college work from a regionally accredited college or university reflecting any one of the following criteria:
    1. an undergraduate, upper division grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; or
    2. a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the most recent 60 credits of study consisting of any of the following: graduate course work, upper division post baccalaureate course work (exclusive of extension or continuing education work), and upper division undergraduate course work; or
    3. a minimum of nine credits of graduate course work completed and a 3.50 grade point average; or
    4. a previously earned master's degree

Foundation courses may be needed for those who do not meet prerequisite requirements into the program. Such foundation courses do not count towards the degree.

Call (805) 493-3325 to speak with an admission counselor.