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