M.S. in Financial Planning

Online and on-campus

Course Terms & Locations

Online Courses

Online courses are offered year-round in five, 8-week terms. For busy professionals seeking to advance their careers, online courses are ideal in terms of convenience and scheduling flexibility. The accelerated format of the program allows a student to complete the program in less than two years, if desired.

Each week's class contains an instructional module, comprised of pre-recorded audio/video lectures, readings from the required textbook(s), and assignments in many forms including quizzes, case studies and homework.

Students and faculty are able to meet in live virtual learning environments designed for distance education and collaboration with features that include audio, video, application sharing, group break-out rooms and content display.

An instructor-led threaded discussion board initiates the exchange of ideas and concepts relating to the course material.

Classes are capped at 20 students.

Online Terms
Online Term 1 August – October
Online Term 2 October – December
Online Term 3 January – February
Online Term 4 March – May
Online Term 5 May –July

View a demo of our online courses

Online course demo Harry Starn, Program Director, will lead you through a tour of our online course environment and outline what your experience will be like.

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What makes our online classroom different?

  1. High level of interaction
    Students collaborate directly with faculty and other students through both live sessions and independent work (synchronous and asynchronous learning).
  2. A strong community
    Students in this program develop close working partnerships and build their professional network with others.
  3. Depth of learning
    Students have the opportunity to take advantage of numerous academic resources to explore topics more fully.
On-Campus Courses

On-campus courses are offered year-round in four, 11-week terms. The on-campus option appeals to those students living in the area who prefer face-to-face, evening classes or find value in taking a combination of on-campus and online classes.

A mix of online and on-campus classes offers an opportunity to expand one's network of faculty and students.

On-Campus Terms
Fall Term August – November
Winter Term November – February
Spring Term February – May
Summer Term May – August

The majority of on-campus classes are offered on the Thousand Oaks campus. This 225-acre campus is located midway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, nestled against the hills in Thousand Oaks, just nine miles inland from Malibu and easily accessible from the Ventura 101 Freeway. Some courses are offered at campus locations in Oxnard and Woodland Hills.

Thousand Oaks

60 West Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Woodland Hills

5925 De Soto Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367


2201 Outlet Center Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036