If you love both the certainty of numbers and the satisfaction of helping people, we see a financial planning career in your future. With a relatively short time to entry-level mastery, this growing profession is well suited for career changers. Graduates of our program go on to work at large firms like Merrill Lynch, boutique companies like Mosaic, or their own private practice.
"What I liked about Golden Gate was the ability to take so many electives and to customize my program. I was able to take courses like estate planning, income taxation and financial planning, and was able to finish all my educational requirements for my CFP license."
--Brian T. Corley (MS Finance 04)
Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Investment Management Group
Choose the master's program that's right for you.
This degree trains students with both the technical and interpersonal skills needed for a career in financial planning, and satisfies the requirements for the premier Certified Financial Planner™ designation.
This degree is designed for financial planners who have passed their CFP® exam and want to reinforce key skills, as well as increase their expertise in taxation or estate planning.
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