William Paterson University’s Cotsakos College of Business will start a new master of science in finance and financial services in January 2020.
The college says this is in response to demographic, technology and social economic factors fueling the rapid growth and demand for senior finance and financial planning professionals.
The twin track program is unique because it offers curriculum aligned with industry standard professional certification for students who wish to obtain either the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations.
The college says the 30-credit program can be completed in 15 months or one calendar year to prepare students for senior positions in the finance and financial services industry. Graduates will have industry-relevant skills and the ability to use appropriate technologies and processes that lead to improved financial performance for organizations and individuals. Completion can lead to CFA for the finance track and CFP for the financial services track designations.
Courses are offered in the evenings in online, hybrid, or face-to-face formats. Applications for the spring and fall semesters of 2020 are now being accepted.