Financial Planning, Graduate Certificate

The Woodbury School of Business (WSB) Master of Financial Planning Analytics (MFPA) program offers a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning that prepares students for careers in financial planning. This Graduate Certificate helps prepare students for the CFP(R) certification by introducing them to the financial planning profession and includes coursework in investment analysis, portfolio management, risk management, retirement planning, tax planning, and estate planning. The financial planning content is comprehensively integrated in a Capstone course at the conclusion of the Graduate Certificate.

Matriculation Requirements

The university uses a selective admissions process for admitting students to graduate programs. Meeting minimum admissions criteria does not guarantee admission to the graduate program or to the University as a graduate student.

The minimum admissions criteria include the following:

1. Acceptance of an application to the Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning, including payment of the application fee by the established deadline.

2. Official transcripts from all universities attended properly submitted.

3. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university, a nationally accredited program, or the international equivalent.

4. A 3.0 or higher cumulative undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 or higher GPA calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate coursework.

5. For international students whose native language is not English, a TOEFL score of 80 iBT (550 pBT) or higher, or an IELTS band score of 6.5 or higher within the past two years.

6. For international students, all US government requirements for international students must be met.