July 18, 2022

New NYU MS in Financial Planning Receives CFP® Board Registration

Designation is the Gold Standard for the Industry, Positioning Those Who Earn the Degree from the NYU School of Professional Studies for New Opportunities in This Growing Field

New York, NY —  The recently launched MS in Financial Planning, offered by the NYU School of Professional Studies Division of Programs in Business has received CFP® Board Registration. This designation will allow students to gain CFP® certification upon successful completion of the degree program and passing of the CFP® exam.

Specific requirements need to be met in order for an educational program to receive CFP® Board Registration and, in turn, to provide the standard of education that equips graduates of the degree to deliver professional, competent, and ethical financial planning services to clients.

“We are thrilled to have received CFP® Board Registration for the MS in Financial Planning. The program was designed by industry professionals for those who seek to attain an NYU credential in a field that is offering greater opportunity than ever before. This designation is the gold standard for the financial planning industry and speaks volumes about the quality of the program that we have developed to educate the next generation of financial planners,” said Colin Slabach, PhD, CFP®, clinical assistant professor and faculty lead for the MS in Financial Planning.

The 30-credit MS in Financial Planning program, which can be completed in as little as one year of full-time study, prepares students for financial planning jobs in wealth management practices such as registered independent advisory firms and settings like banks, investment firms, and insurance companies. It offers two concentrations in Behavioral Finance and in Financial Analytics, which meet the needs of clients who are more tech-savvy than ever and who are interested in ensuring their personal financial choices are both good for them and for society.

The first cohort of students will begin their studies this fall and will be well-prepared to take the CFP® exam and benefit from an NYU degree that readies those who seek to break into the financial industry, as well as those financial professionals who aspire to expand their knowledge in order to become full-comprehensive planners.

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About the NYU School of Professional Studies
For more than 87 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 22 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and degree completion students, four associate degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.

NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; financial planning; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; executive marketing and strategic communications, integrated marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 39,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world. To learn more about NYU SPS visit: sps.nyu.edu.

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