The field of financial planning is growing exponentially, and as a result, the demand for financial planners who assist individuals in planning for their financial future, has greatly increased. This NEW 30-credit financial planning degree, offered by the NYU SPS Division of Programs in Business, is certified by the Financial Planner (CFP®) Board of Standards and prepares students for financial planning jobs in private practice, as well as in settings such as banks, investment firms, and wealth management firms. As large numbers of financial planners retire, a financial advisor career will become a path that can provide a competitive salary as well as great satisfaction in helping others. In fact, US News and World Report ranks financial planning among the best business jobs and best-paying jobs (12/2020). The MS in Financial Planning offers all of the benefits, resources, and prestige of earning your degree at NYU, while building financial planning and analysis skills that prepare you for a lucrative career.
The program is certified by the Financial Planner (CFP®) Board of Standards. The CFP Board is a non-profit organization acting in the public interest by fostering professional standards in personal financial planning through its setting and enforcement of the education, examination, experience, ethics, and other requirements for CFP® certification. The CFP® certification is generally recognized as the highest standard in personal financial planning, qualifying financial planning professionals to provide clients with comprehensive financial advice. Students will be eligible to take the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification examination upon completion of their coursework. The Certified Financial Planner™ certification is a well-known, internationally recognized certification in the financial planning industry. The certification implies that the holder has met rigorous requirements and immediately conveys expertise and credibility in the field.