BSBA-FIN (Financial Planning)/MFPP Accelerated Program

BSBA, Financial Planning / Master of Financial Planning and Financial Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration to Master of Financial Planning and Financial Psychology (MFPP) Accelerated program provides an efficient progression to complete the BSBA in Finance (concentration in Financial Planning) and the Master of Financial Planning and Financial Psychology (MFPP) in an accelerated time frame. The accelerated program enables undergraduate students to begin taking MFPP coursework during their final undergraduate year (i.e., 4th year) in order to complete their master’s degree at the conclusion of their 5th year.  Students in the BSBA: Financial Planning Track program may apply up to six credit hours of MFPP coursework to both their BSBA degree and to the MFPP master’s degree.

BSBA - Financial Planning track requirements

Required Course for the Finanacial Planning track and the BSBA/MFPP Accelerated Dual Degree program:
FIN 325Investment Analysis 13
FIN 340Principles of Insurance 13
FIN 353Personal Financial Planning for Financial Planners3
FIN 511Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits 23
FIN 512Estate Planning and Taxation 23
FIN Elective (300 or higher, except FIN 301)3
FIN or ACC Elective (300 or higher except FIN 301)3
Total Credits21

MFPP - Master of Financial Planning and Financial Psychology Requirements

Personal Financial Planning Core (18 Credits)
MFP 752Personal Insurance Risk Management3
FIN 511Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits 23
FIN 512Estate Planning and Taxation 23
MBA 715Investment Value and Theory 13
MBA 739Tax Theory and Business Decisions 33
MFP 752Personal Insurance Risk Management3
MFP 758Case Studies in Financial Plan3
Financial Planning/Behavioral Finance Core (12 Credits)
MFP 753Applied Behavior Finance3
MFP 754Introduction to Financial Psychology3
MFP 755Personal Financial Psychology3
MFP 756Psychology of Family Finances3
Graduate Elective 5
Total Credits33

BSBA students will take two required MFPP degree program courses (not including FIN 511 and FIN 512) during their senior year, typically one course in the fall semester and one course in the spring semester. Suggested course in the fall semester include MFP 753 and MFP 754.  Suggested course in the spring semester include MBA 739, MFP 755, and MFP 756.

Suggested courses to be taken in place of exempted courses include MBA 712, MIM 722, MIM 724, MIM 732, and MIM 734. Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding these options.

The remaining degree requirement for the MFPP graduate program are to be completed in the 5th year as a graduate student after being admitted to the MFPP program. A sample schedule might look like:

SAMPLE SCHEDULE
Summer After Undergraduate Graduation
MFP 752Personal Insurance Risk Management3
Fall Term 1
MFP 754Introduction to Financial Psychology3
MBA/MIM Elective in lieu of MBA 7153
Fall Term 2
MFP 753Applied Behavior Finance3
MBA/MIM Elective in lieu of MFP 7523
Spring Term 1
MFP 755Personal Financial Psychology3
MBA 739Tax Theory and Business Decisions (Or MBA/MIM Elective if ACC 343 was taken as an Undergraduate)3
Spring Term 2
MFP 756Psychology of Family Finances3
MFP 758Case Studies in Financial Plan3

Note: The above is a sample schedule.  The list of courses that must be complete will not change but there is some possible flexibility as to timing. Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding this options.

Students are responsible for identifying interest in this program by the second semester of the junior year (3rd year) to allow for proper advising and curriculum planning/advising.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Students must be a declared BSBA: FIN major (Financial Planning Track) in good standing at Creighton University;
  • Students must have completed a minimum total of 96 credit hours at the time of admission, with at least 12 credit hours earned at Creighton;
  • Students must have achieved a minimum cumulative Creighton GPA of 3.5 overall.
  • Students must apply to the Graduate School prior to commencing their final 18 hours of graduate credit in the Accelerated program;
  • No GMAT is required if students have achieved the minimum GPA requirement and have made sufficient progress towards their Financial Planning track major. The GMAT will be required for students who do not meet the minimum GPA standards.