UGA Griffin launches new graduate program in financial planning

October 3rd, 2017 Contact: Effie Antonoudi  |  770-229-3322  | More about Effie

A new graduate program in financial planning is now accepting students at the University of Georgia-Griffin campus.

The master’s of science, non-thesis in financial planning, housing and consumer economics program offers small class sizes and flexible schedules and will prepare graduates to sit for the Certified Financial Planner® examination.

An information session is scheduled for Oct. 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in room 105 at the Griffin campus’s Student Learning Center.

Interested parties should RSVP online at by Oct. 8.

“The program is designed for individuals who are not only seeking to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) examination but also a master’s degree level experience that goes beyond certificate education and explores the financial planning profession with experienced UGA faculty,” said Effie Antonoudi, faculty member and program coordinator. “With small class sizes offered in the evenings and flexible schedules adjusted to accommodate working professionals, this is a great degree for individuals who are looking to advance in their careers or change career paths.”

Antonoudi noted financial planning is among the fastest growing career tracks. Financial planners find employment in banks, insurance companies, brokerage firms or in benefits departments in corporations or choose to establish their own practice, she said.

The application deadline for spring 2018 is Nov. 15.

“The Certified Financial Planner Board has made it a priority to push for diversity in the profession, which is inadequately represented by women and minorities,” said faculty member Sophia Anong. “This degree is offered in an intimate setting that caters to non-traditional college-age students, working professionals or seniors seeking to make a career transition or just earn an advanced degree from a leading education partner in the field. Benefits include gaining expertise and personally relevant information in wealth management, retirement planning, estate planning and tax planning and other areas of financial planning.”

For more information, contact Antonoudi at or 770-229-3322.

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