Why Choose Saint Rose for Financial Planning?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the field of financial planning, also known as wealth management, is projected to grow 30 percent between 2014 and 2024. With an aging population and longer life expectancies, financial planning has become increasingly important in the U.S.
The goal of financial planning is to help an individual or a family plan for life events through income and investment planning, tax planning, risk management, retirement planning, and estate planning. This highly professional field is among the highest paid professions in the U.S. In 2016, the median annual wage for personal financial advisors was $90,530.
The Bachelor of Science in Financial Planning is a registered program with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP® Board), an educational partner of The College of Saint Rose. Saint Rose is one of the few colleges in upstate New York registered with the CFP® Board. Students who successfully complete the degree requirement of the Financial Planning major or minor at Saint Rose are qualified to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.
Financial Planning BS/MBA Dual Degree
The Dual Degree BS/MBA provides students of superior academic ability and maturity the chance to earn both degrees—which together would normally require 158 credits—with as few as 140 credits. Students typically accelerate their progress by identifying graduate courses that can fulfill both graduate and undergraduate requirements. However, the plan of study may also include independent study, proficiency exams, special seminars, and advanced courses.