COVID-19 Modified Operations

The UVU MFPA Office will be operating remotely for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. For assistance please contact our staff at mfpa@uvu.edu.

 

For more information, visit the Return to Campus website.

The Master of Financial Planning & Analytics (MFPA) is designed to develop the next generation of financial professionals. Built on UVU’s nationally ranked PFP program, the MFPA degree offers:

  •  Professional certifications (CFP® or CFA® )
  • Real-world application
  • Engaging courses
  • Personalized tracks
  • A flexible schedule
  • And more

 The Woodbury School of Business is accredited by AACSB, globally recognized as a mark of a quality business education. Students are able to take classes part-time or full-time, allowing you to work while pursuing the program. 

 

Important Application Deadlines

Scholarship Applications Opens— TBA

Domestic Applications Spring 2021 OPEN until  November 30

 

 

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UVU’s Wolverine Fund team, comprised of some of our brightest Financial Planning students, gain hands-on experience managing big money in venture capital.

UVU’s Wolverine Fund team, comprised of some of our brightest Financial Planning students, gain hands-on experience managing big money in venture capital.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Admissions Criteria + Online Application + Interview + Final Decision

Learn about the admissions criteria you need to meet before applying, what information you will need to submit a successful application, how to prepare for the interview, and how you will be notified of the final decision.


ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

Applicants are expected to meet the following criteria:

  1. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution
  2. Minimum overall undergraduate GPA 3.0
  3. "B" grade or higher in each prerequisite course (if prerequisites are applicable)

More on Admissions

Admission to the MFPA program is competitive. Meeting the minimum requirements above does not guarantee admission. Students with degrees from an accredited school of business as well as students from other majors (ex. psychology, family sciences among others) would benefit greatly from a master’s program like the MFPA.  Check out our student profile page (COMING SOON).

Historically, women have been underrepresented in finance-related occupations due to the comparatively rigid lifestyles of finance professionals. Women often choose professions with more pliant work schedules. The finance industry has begun to incorporate changes in technology permitting a remarkable work & lifestyle balance. There are also many opportunities in the form of private scholarships encouraging women to become a part of the financial industry.

People with financial skills are in high demand and typically claim a compensation premium. The average first year total compensation is expected to be between $78,000 and 106,000, depending upon location.  A typical entry level salary as a Financial Analyst is $85,660 per year, and a similar entry level salary can be expected for a Personal Financial Advisor starting at $87,850 per year based on data from the U.S. Bereau Labor of Statistics.

Prerequisite Courses

Those electing to take the CFP® Track must complete the following undergraduate courses at UVU or at a CFP® Board approved program* prior to being admitted to the MFPA program:

Each prerequisite course must have a "B" grade or higher in order to fulfill the admission criteria.

 

  CFP PREREQUISITE COURSES  
Course Prefix and Number Title Credit Hours
FIN 3060  Introduction to the Financial Planning Profession and Ethics 3
FIN 3220 Risk Management and Insurance 3
FIN 3400 Investment Management 3

* Substitutions for any of the above three UVU undergraduate courses would need to be pre-approved by the Academic Director of the MFPA program.

Will the Master of Financial Planning and Analytics meet the educational requirements for the professional credential in the state or US territory you might choose to live during or after completing your UVU degree? Visit the UVU Professional Licensure website to learn more!  

"Women in this industry tend to drive a more inclusive way of leading."

The greatest attribute for women in this profession is communication skills, which includes the ability to read body language and nonverbal cues, good listening skills, and effective displays of emphasizing fresh ideas to customers.

Learn more about student resources we have to offer for Women and Mothers in our program.

Student Resources