AACSB accredited and CFP® Board Certified
This innovative graduate program provides professionals like you with the tools, theory, and practical knowledge to engage in professional financial planning services and financial analysis. In addition, six courses within the MSFS Program have been certified by the CFP® board to satisfy the requirements of the CFP® certification examination.
Saint Joseph’s University offers you the flexibility of evening and Saturday course schedules at two locations, so you can study without interrupting your career. What’s more, our staff, faculty, and students are united in the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, care for the whole person, and are dedicated to helping you succeed in the classroom as well as in life.
On average, it takes our students two years and six months to complete the program. Students must complete the program within six years. The MSFS program requires completion of 30 credits depending (some prerequisite coursework may be required). Prerequisite requirements can be met through transfer of undergraduate credits, challenge exams, or completing actual prerequisite coursework (prerequisite courses are listed and taught at the graduate level). Courses are offered in the fall, spring and across two (2) summer semesters. Some students have aggressively completed the MSFS degree in one (1) year.
Our students are grouped into five (5) principal categories:
1) those who are pursuing careers in financial planning;
2) those are pursuing careers in financial analysis;
3) those who are pursuing careers in corporate finance;
4) those who are transitioning their careers into finance;
5) recent college graduates looking to gain a competitive edge as they begin their careers.
The GMAT is required for acceptance into the MSFS program. The GMAT can be waived for applicants who have already earned Masters Degree in Business or a quantitative field. The GMAT will also be waived for applicants who have earned the professional designation of CFP®, CPA or CFA.
Last updated November 20, 2015