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Everybody works to achieve the same goal: financial freedom. Like never before in history, Americans are taking a proactive interest in growing their assets, managing their wealth, and planning their financial futures.

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Syracuse University Master's in Accounting Online

The MS in Accounting through Accounting@Syracuse is uniquely designed to prepare graduates to become CPAs and finance professionals skilled in financial analysis and consultation, as well as key aspects of corporate accounting and auditing.

Capella University's Online Finance Degree Programs

Capella University offers flexible, online Finance degree programs at the BS, MBA, DBA, and PhD levels. Capella's curriculum is designed to help you gain immediately applicable finance skills to address the challenges of today's business world.

Syracuse University's Online Master of Business Administration

Syracuse University's top-ranked online MBA through the Whitman School of Management is designed to prepare students with the analytical and decision-making skills they need to advance their careers in today's business environment.

UNC-Chapel Hill Online Master of Business Administration

The #1-ranked online MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill allows you to obtain a world-class education in 18 months without putting your career on hold. Corporate Finance concentration available.

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards recently revealed the results of a survey showing that nearly a third of American families work with financial planners. The Investment Company Institute’s 2010 report showed that U.S. client assets under the management of investment companies totaled more than $13 trillion. This report also revealed that American households combined, held nearly $4 trillion in bonds and $8 trillion in cash or cash equivalents. The notion that more people are taking responsibility for their own financial futures is supported by the fact that in 2010, 70% of American households had savings in tax-deferred retirement-specific savings accounts, while 44% had investments in at least one mutual fund.

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Capella University - Online Finance Degree Programs at the BS, MBA, DBA, and PhD Levels

The University of Scranton - Master of Science in Finance

Georgetown University - Online Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

According to the 2011 Deloitte Analysis and Oxford Economics report, in just the past three years 1.5 million American households have achieved millionaire status. Another 10.1 million are expected to hit this benchmark by 2020. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows this reflected in the 30% job growth expected for personal financial advisors in the coming years.

The individual interested in learning how to become a financial planner recognizes the importance of career planning, and also understands the importance of effective financial planning. Whether looking towards a comfortable retirement, establishing a college savings plan for their children, or looking to maximize returns on investments today, Americans will continue to turn to knowledgeable financial planners for their expertise in paving the way to financial freedom.