DePaul University's Department of Finance, through the Center for Financial Services, is now hosting a new Master of Science in Wealth Management program designed for professionals who want to deepen their credentials.
The job market for financial advisors is exploding, and so are the numbers of professionals in this area. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment for personal financial advisors is projected to grow 32 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Wealth transfers from 1998 through 2052 are estimated to reach $41 trillion dollars. To meet the needs of a growing industry, specialized knowledge and credentials will be important to differentiate wealth management providers.
However, current programs are either too narrow (CFA, CFP) or too broad (CPA, MBA).
The wealth management program at DePaul allows professionals currently employed in the field to delve further into every aspect of the financial planning process.
Understanding goals, creating an integrated financial plan, presiding over family conversations, and having a grasp of philanthropic options are just a few examples of the breadth of competencies a wealth manager must possess. Addressing these topics is what makes the program unique—and what sets its graduates apart from the competition.
The curriculum provides students with a mastery of the entire field of wealth management. In addition, its emphasis on behavioral psychology, effective communication, and management of the client relationship provides the proper balance to prepare wealth managers for a changing marketplace. Courses are taught by KGSB faculty who represent a diverse blend of leading scholars and distinguished business professionals.
If you are ready to apply, start your online application at go.depaul.edu/apply.
If you have any questions about admission requirements or application procedures, we’ll be happy to answer them—personally. Just call or email us at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business or visit our website for more information.
Interested in our new MS Wealth Management program? Come to one of our breakfast information sessions and learn more from the architects of the program.
We have information sessions from 7:30- 8:30 am in our Finance Conference Room 5554, on the 5th floor of the DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Blvd.
RSVP to Alex Perry at email@example.com or (312) 362-8513.
You can also download the brochure and the presentation below: