The online M.S. in Financial Planning is designed for individuals who are seeking not only to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) examination, but also a master’s degree level experience that goes beyond certificate education and explores the financial planning profession with experienced tenure-track UGA faculty. This non-thesis masters program is conducted in cooperation with the Board of Standards for the Certified Financial Planner® program.
Financial planners are increasingly in demand as individuals and families seek advisers to help manage their income, assets, and debts. One of the fastest growing career tracks, financial planners find employment in companies such as banks, insurance companies, brokerage firms, or in benefits and pension departments of corporations. Others are more entrepreneurial, choosing to establish their own practice.