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Woodbury School of Business

 
 
Master of Financial Planning and Analytics
  • Program Manager: Silvia Lobendahn
  • Office: WB 120
  • Telephone: 801-863-7296
  • Email:   LOBENDSI@uvu.edu
  • Adminstrative Support:  Amber Reid
  • Office: WB 120
  • Telephone: 801-863-8990
  • Email:   amber.reid@uvu.edu
  • Academic Advisor:  Tracey Wilson
  • Office: WB 132a
  • Telephone: 801-863-8314
  • Email:   Tracey.Wilson@uvu.edu

Program Description

For information about the Masters of Financial Planning and Analytics (MFPA) program, please access our website at www.uvu.edu/mfpa The MFPA offers rigorous graduate education in financial planning and financial analytics, including the opportunity to prepare for professional certifications, such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and/or the Certified Financial Planner TM (CFP ®) certifications. 

The Master of Financial Planning and Analytics program offers students a foundation set of courses in financial planning and analytics as well as elective courses that allow students to dive deeper in a particular area of interest.

Program Prerequisites

Baccalaureate degree holders with both business and non-business majors may apply. To be successful, however, students need to have a strong background in math and finance. As such, students are required to have a B grade or higher in the following (or equivalent) courses:

MATH 1050 College Algebra    
MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I
FIN 3100  Principles of Finance
FIN 3400 Investment Management                                                                                 

Application Process

Deadlines and current application requirements are posted on the website, www.uvu.edu/mfpa Applicants must submit all of the following to the Woodbury School of Business:

Application – Complete online at  www.uvu.edu/mfpa  and pay the $45 application fee. After submitting the application fee, applicants will access their account and select  Supplemental Items to complete the additional requirements listed below.

  • Recommendations - List the name and email address of three individuals who will be sent a link to submit their recommendation.
  • Essays - Submit responses for two essay questions of 400 words each
  • Resume - Attach current resume which highlights educational background and professional work experience.
  • College Transcripts -  After the application fee has been paid, request official transcripts to be sent to  etranscriptr@uvu.edu . Transcripts will be evaluated based on cumulative GPA or last 60 semester credits.

Application Deadlines

Submit your online application in accordance with the application requirements by one of the following review deadlines:

Fall 2020 Priority review deadline is January 31, 2020

After the priority review deadline, we will review applications according to the following deadlines:

1st Review: February 28, 2020

2nd Review: March 31, 2020

Please note that beyond the stated deadlines above, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full. However, we cannot not guarantee there will be spots available after the priority review deadline. It is always best to apply earlier rather than later.

Reapplication

If an applicant is not admitted, he/she may reapply again at a later time. All current admission requirements at the time of application must be met.

Satisfactory Progress

Continuation in the Master of Financial Planning and Analytics program is determined by: (1) satisfactory progress (C or higher) in all courses (completed courses with a grade lower than a C must be repeated) and (2) faculty committee chair and the graduate admission and retention committee recommendation.

Academic Probation

A student can be recommended for academic probation for the following reason(s): (1) Failure to meet the scholarship requirements of the Graduate Program of an overall GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or higher, with no individual course grade lower than C; (2) Failure to complete prescribed courses; and/or (3) Failure to adhere to University student rights and responsibilities standards.

Dismissal from the Program

A student can be dismissed from the Master of Financial Planning and Analytics program for the following reason(s):

  1. Academic dishonesty;
  2. Continued failure to meet academic standards; and/or
  3. Continued failure to adhere to University student rights and responsibilities standards.
 
 
2020-21 Master of Financial Planning and Analytics  --Tuition and Fee Schedule
 Resident    Non-Resident
Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total   Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total
1 $517 $36 $553   1 $1,255 $36 $1,291
2 $1,034 $72 $1,106   2 $2,510 $72 $2,582
3 $1,551 $108 $1,659   3 $3,765 $108 $3,873
4 $2,068 $144 $2,212   4 $5,020 $144 $5,164
5 $2,585 $180 $2,765   5 $6,275 $180 $6,455
6 $3,102 $216 $3,318   6 $7,530 $216 $7,746
7 $3,619 $252 $3,871   7 $8,785 $252 $9,037
8 $4,136 $288 $4,424   8 $10,040 $288 $10,328
9 $4,653 $324 $4,977   9 $11,295 $324 $11,619
10 $5,170 $360 $5,530   10 $12,550 $360 $12,910
11 $5,687 $360 $6,047   11 $13,805 $360 $14,165
12 $6,204 $360 $6,564   12 $15,060 $360 $15,420
13 $6,721 $360 $7,081   13 $16,315 $360 $16,675
14 $7,238 $360 $7,598   14 $17,570 $360 $17,930
15 $7,755 $360 $8,115   15 $18,825 $360 $19,185
16 $8,272 $360 $8,632   16 $20,080 $360 $20,440
17 $8,789 $360 $9,149   17 $21,335 $360 $21,695
18 $9,306 $360 $9,666   18 $22,590 $360 $22,950
19 $9,823 $360 $10,183   19 $23,845 $360 $24,205
20 $10,340 $360 $10,700   20 $25,100 $360 $25,460