Financial Services Online M.S.

Saint Joseph's online master of science in financial services (MSFS) allows you to earn your degree from a CFP¨-certified* and AACSB-accredited institution without putting your career on hold. Program graduates join the new generation of strategic thinkers who are reinventing how business is conducted online.

This program is designed to prepare you for success in the fast-paced, dynamic financial sector. You will develop the skills to be flexible in diverse business environments, anticipate future business challenges and advance as a competent, ethical leader.

The financial crisis of 2008 uncovered vulnerabilities within this industry. Saint Joseph's program will teach you about more than best practices. MSFS students graduate prepared to create solutions, introduce new capabilities, improve client relationships, and ultimately, contribute to their organization's bottom line.

This unique program will prepare you for CFP¨ certification and offer advanced training by building on professional planning, analytical and financial experience, ethical considerations and social justice. Through the curriculum, you will explore:

  • Portfolio Management
  • Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
  • Tax Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Pension and Benefits Administration
  • International Finance
  • Shareholder Value Management

Working professionals enjoy the program's flexible scheduling because it allows them to better integrate work, family life and education. The MSFS is offered in a variety of online formats, including eight-week and 15-week semesters.

*Saint Joseph's University does not certify individuals - CFP¨ certification is granted solely by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to individuals who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience and examination requirements.

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