Master of Science in Financial Services

Accreditation and Ranking

An AACSB International Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Institutions, such as Saint Joseph's University, that earn this accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive review program. AACSB International Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education, as only 30% of U.S. business schools and 10% of business schools (worldwide) have achieved this standard of excellence. All Erivan K. Haub School of Business and graduate business programs are accredited by AACSB - The International Association for Management Eduation. 

As an AACSB-accredited institution, Saint Joseph's MBA Program must:

  • Manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission;
  • Advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship;
  • Provide high-caliber teaching of quality and current curricula;
  • Cultivate meaningful interaction between students and a qualified faculty;
  • Produce graduates who have achieved specified learning goals.

For more information on AACSB accreditation, visit the Saint Joseph's AACSB homepage.

CFP® Board Certified Program

Six courses within the MSFS program satisfy the education requirements of the CFP® certification examination and have been certified by the CFP® board.

Saint Joseph's University's Certificate in Financial Planning is registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP) Board as an approved education program. 

Certified Financial Planner™ certification is the most recognized professional certification for financial planners, demonstrating expertise in the field and adherence to rigorous standards.  As a CFP Board-Registered Program, successful completion of the Saint Joseph's University's Certificate in Financial Planning satisfies CFP Board's education requirement, allowing an individual to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.

Saint Joseph's University does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and flame logo marks.  CFP certification is granted solely by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to individuals who, in addition to completing and educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience and examination requirements. 

CFP

The certification marks above are owned by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. and are awarded to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

The MSFS Program at Saint Joseph's University is the only regional Masters in Finance that is both AACSB accredited and CFP® Board Certifed.