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Financial Education for Securities, Banking, & Insurance Professionals.

Earn Your Master’s Degree

Busy professionals who want to be the best – to continue their education at advanced levels while still serving clients – turn to The American College for an accredited master’s degree that can be earned in as little as a year or 18 months. Because The American College specializes in financial services, our graduate programs offer more value that is practical to advisors than generalist MBA programs. In fact, many of the students in our MSM (Master of Science in Management) leadership program are promoted shortly after completing their degree.

There are two programs for you to consider. The MSM focuses on the latest leadership and management skills. Candidates for the MSM learn how to think more strategically, understand and develop their own leadership skills more effectively, and build their practices and careers with new perspectives.

MSFS, the Master of Science in Financial Services, has been designed specifically for senior-level practitioners. It offers in-depth learning on the latest financial and practice issues advisors are facing today. Contained within the program are a number of certificates you can earn as well, and completing the CAP® (Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®) will also result in credit toward your MSFS degree.



Master of Science in Management

10 Courses: 10 Required / 0 Elective

Management with an Emphasis in Leadership

Leading Your Organization to New Levels of Success

If you are a mid- to senior-level executive seeking relevant leadership skills and strategies to take your organization to the next level, the Master of Science in Management (MSM) with an emphasis in leadership may be the right program for you. With a dynamic curriculum and an online learning environment promoting problem-solving techniques through peer and instructor interaction, you will gain valuable insight and maximum return on your time and resources invested.

The MSM is an accredited Master's degree program. Developed by a team of academic and practitioner experts at The American College, with the guidance of an advisory committee including representatives from Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch, MetLife, Morgan Stanley, New York Life, Wells Fargo and other organizations, the MSM program delivers results.

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Master of Science in Financial Services

12 Courses: 10 Required / 2 Elective

Advanced Financial Planning

Skills and Confidence to Implement Complex Financial Strategies

Today's wealthy clients are seeking increasingly complex solutions to meet their financial needs. The Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) provides you with the tools you need to analyze, plan and implement integrated financial and life strategies, helping you grow your business in affluent markets.

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Programs of Study
Centers of

Insurance Education

Registered Health Underwriter®

(Health Insurance)


Chartered Healthcare Consultant®

(Healthcare Specialty)


Registered Employee

Benefits Consultant

(Employee Benefits)


Chartered Leadership Fellow®

(Field or Agency Leadership)


Life Underwriter Training

Council Fellow

(Insurance Skills)


Chartered Life Underwriter®

(Insurance Specialty)

Financial Planning

Chartered Financial Consultant®

(Advanced Financial Planning)


Certification Education

(Financial Planning)


Chartered Advisor for

Senior Living®

(Retirement Income Education)


Financial Services Specialist

(Financial Services Basics)


Chartered Advisor

in Philanthropy®



Retirement Income

Certified Professional

(Retirement Income)

Graduate Degrees

Master of Science in Management

(Executive Leadership)


Master of Science in

Financial Services

(Advanced Financial Planning)