A master of science degree in accounting and financial planning proves to employers — and clients — that you will provide competent and ethical financial planning services. It sets you up for a successful career in a growing field.

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) has certified our financial planning programs, including the master’s program, and has noted our student-centered approach to teaching financial planning courses.

Curriculum

Click to view course requirements for the Master of Science in Accounting & Financial Planning (CPA + CFP).

Core Accounting Courses (15 credits)

Course #Course NameCredits
ACC 6003Corporate Taxation3
ACC 6103Business, Law & Ethics for Accountants3
ACC 6205Principles of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination3
ACC 6303Nonprofit and Government Accounting3
ACC 6403Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting3

Financial Planning Curriculum (21 credits)

Course #Course NameCredits
FIN 6000Introduction to Financial Planning3
FIN 6100Tax Management and Strategy3
FIN 6200Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning3
FIN 6300Risk Management & Insurance Planning3
FIN 6400Principles of Estate Planning3
FIN 6500Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management3
FIN 6600Capstone in Financial Planning3