Finance With Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)* Certification Emphasis

Prepare for certification as a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)* professional. The coursework in this specialization is aligned with the content covered in the competency-based CFP® exam. You will gain hands-on practice for the competency-based certification exam and complete a simulated CFP® exam. In this program, you will explore best practices in financial analysis and decision making; investment and insurance planning; and income tax, retirement, and estate planning. You will also develop your knowledge of professional conduct and fiduciary responsibility required of a CFP® professional.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core courses (12 sem. credits)
    • Specialization courses (18 sem. credits)

This program can be completed in as little as 20 months. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

*CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® are certification marks owned by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (“CFP Board”). Walden University’s MS in Finance program is not a CFP Board-Registered Program and is not in any way sponsored or endorsed by, or otherwise affiliated with, CFP Board.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code FNCE 6000 Course Decision-Making Tools for Today's Financial Professional Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code FNCE 6010 Course Analysis and Communication for the Financial Professional Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code FNCE 6020 Course Legal and Ethical Issues in Accounting and Finance Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code FNCE 6030 Course Managerial Finance Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code FNCE 6630 Course Tax Analysis and Decision Making Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code FNCE 6635 Course Financial Budgeting and Forecasting Analysis Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code FNCE 6650 Course Insurance Planning Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code FNCE 6655 Course Investment Theory and Portfolio Management Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code FNCE 6665 Course Retirement and Estate Planning Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code FNCE 6905 Course Financial Planning Capstone Credits (3 sem. cr.)
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