Podcast Interview: Psychology Chair and Eating Disorder Expert Tom Wooldridge

eating-disorders-san-francisco-therapistDr. Tom Wooldridge, Chair of the Department of Psychology at GGU was recently interviewed for the ED Matters Podcast about the psychoanalytic treatment of eating disorders. Wooldridge recently published an edited volume, Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders: When Words Fail and Bodies Speak, that brings together contributions from top theorists, researchers, and clinicians. In this discussion, Kathy and Tom discuss some of the fears, stereotypes, and myths about psychoanalysis and tie everything back to the treatment of eating disorders.


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In addition to his role at GGU, Wooldridge has a practice in Berkeley where he works with a wide variety of patients using a psychoanalytic approach. “About half of his patients come in with eating disorders or some struggle with body weight and shape,” he says. “I think my professional practice is really important because it gives me real-world experience that I can then fold back into my teaching in the classroom.

The first article Wooldridge wrote was on anorexia nervosa in male populations, published in the journal Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention. The article – recently chosen as the “Top 25” articles it published over the past 25 years –  became the basis of his first book, Understanding Anorexia Nervosa in Males: An Integrative Approach (published by Routledge).


Related blog post: Teacher, Clinician, and Writer: An Interview with Psychology Chair Dr. Tom Wooldridge.

GGU Professor Leads First-Time Nuerostroll™ Exercise

As part of GGU’s recent seminar series, Professor Marcia Ruben (pictured above, standing) led an experiential exercise called a Neurostroll™. She created the exercise – conducted for the first time – to help current and future leaders to identify and strengthen the parts of the brain and mind that contribute to success. Dr. Ruben has given presentations and taught about the link between neuroscience and leadership, as well as writing about the subject on her Leadership Tangles blog. The seminar, titled “Know your Brain; Boost Your Effectiveness,” was co-facilitated by Dr. Debra Pearce-McCall, who co-authored The Neurochemistry of Power Conversations with Dr. Ruben.

MBA student Yulee Kim-Whetstone volunteered at the event.

Attendees identified a personal development goal such as building confidence in making a presentation, running a meeting, speaking up when they disagree, being more direct, networking in a room of strangers, or showing empathy to others. Next, they visited a series of stations representing the acronym S.T.R.O.L.L: Sensing, Thinking, Regulating, Orienting, Lasting, and Leading Yourself. Each station was led by a volunteer student, who participated in a pre-training just prior to the exercise.

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Participants completed pre-survey and a post-survey, contributing to data on the Nuerostroll’s effectiveness for current and future leaders.

Leaders who are aware of the neurochemistry of social interaction are better able to regulate themselves, lower defensiveness, and bring everyone’s best thinking and ideas to the table.

—Marcia Ruben, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Ruben’s Teaching

Dr. Ruben is an Associate Professor, Chair of GGU’s Management Department, and the 2016-2018 Recipient of the Russell T. Sharpe Professorship. She has incorporated the latest scientific knowledge about the biological basis for leadership behavior in five GGU courses: Management and LeadershipPersonal LeadershipTeamwork in OrganizationsExecutive Coaching; and Leadership Theory, Research, and Application.

If you are interested in the issues raised by the Neurostroll, you can look for the article, Know Your Brain, Grow Your Leadership, which appears on her Leadership Tangles blog. You can follow Dr. Ruben on Twitter at @TangleDoctor.

 


More About Marcia Ruben, Ph.D.

Marcia Ruben, Ph.D., began teaching full-time at Golden Gate University in 2012 and was appointed to the Chair of the Management Department at GGU in 2014. She was awarded the Judith E. Browning Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2015. She was awarded the 2016-2018 Russell T. Sharpe Research Professorship. In 2017, she was promoted to an Associate Professor. Marcia continues a private executive leadership development practice. Marcia earned the Certified Management Consultant designation from the Institute of Management Consultants USA in 2002. She is also an accredited executive coach and completed a year-long evidence-based coaching certification program. Marcia earned the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation in 2010. Marcia earned her Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. She earned an M.A. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University and an M.S. in Counseling from California State University, Hayward. Marcia graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley. She has co-authored several articles that are recognized as thought-leaders in the change management and coaching industry. Her article, Untangling Conflicting Organizational Agendas: Applying Emotional Regulation, SCARF, and Other Neuroleadership Principles to a Case Study, was published in the 2015 Neuroleadership Journal.


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What the House GOP Isn’t Telling You About Their Obamacare Repeal Bill: “If you like your workplace health care plan, you probably can’t keep it!”

Absent from the half-time celebration at the White House of the one-vote passage of the American Health Care Act (“ACHA”) by the GOP-controlled House of Representatives, there was many statements about both premiums and deductibles going down and pre-existing condition coverage continuing as a result of this legislation. But no one in the Rose Garden or the Rotunda of the Capitol building was heard to utter the famous magic words associated with the ObamaCare passage from Day One: ‘If you like the health plan you have now, you can keep it!”

Certainly, it has been clear enough for a while that, under ACHA, if you are on Medicaid, you are looking at an $880 billion in overall funding reduction, so million of those depending on Medicaid coverage will lose at least part of that.

The same result applies for those who purchase policies on the ObamaCare Exchanges with direct subsidies from the Federal treasury because those subsidies will be replaced by substantially lesser advanced tax credits that will, therefore, force choices for less generous coverage.

In addition, if your state chooses to waive the Federal requirement that your individual (ie non-workplace) market plan include ten “essential” coverage elements—like maternity and infant care, mental health, prescription drugs, hospitalization)—you will lose whatever benefits are waived no matter what your pay. And there will be even greater coverage degradation of existing policies if protections for those with a pre-existing medical condition (Here’s a list of them.) are waived by your state and you somehow lose coverage for over 63 days, and in any event whatever coverage of your condition is not waived will cost a lot more.

But nobody on the GOP side has acknowledged that the famous “you can keep it” phrase regarding your family’s current health insurance policy quite possibly will no longer apply to the 160 million persons (nearly 50% of the marketplace) currently receiving their health care coverage through plans provided by their employers. How did this happen without virtually any public notice of this element of the GOP plan until the very morning it passed?

It should have been clear enough that at least those who work in many small businesses across America and get their health insurance though their employer would be at risk to losing coverage. The late-April revisions to the AHCA offering states the options to waive essential benefits and pre-existing condition protection against price discrimination would apply not only to the ObamaCare Exchange and individual marketplace but also to the small group market relevant to firms with 50-100 employees or less, depending on the relevant state regulations.

But even employees of our largest public and private companies could have their current coverage limited or eliminated, as the Wall Street Journal pointed out on the morning the House voted.  Under the ObamaCare rules now, a big company can choose the benefit package of any state to apply to its employees in all states—a rule that hardly matters while all policies are required to provide the ten essential benefits.

If just one state (as Wisconsin’s governor has already suggested he would consider) chooses to pursue the coverage waivers under the new AHCA, a big company could simply impose this ‘lowest common insurance denominator” of coverage to all its US employees, unless the current rules are changed (but the ACHA leaves them place). As a further result, the Obamacare ban on lifetime caps on insurance benefits would also be undercut for any insurance coverage remaining after the waivers take effect.  If you still think the GOP plan won’t affect you because you have a job with insurance, think again.

Neither the GOP generally, Speaker Ryan and his leadership team, nor President Trump ever campaigned on the platform to “repeal and replace your workplace healthcare policies.”  It surely seems that somebody’s got some explaining to do: the town hall meetings during the current Congressional recess might be a good place to start.

About Terry Connelly

terry-connellyTerry Connelly is an economic expert and dean emeritus of the Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University, California’s fifth largest private university and a nonprofit institution based in San Francisco with award-winning online cyber campus. With more than 30 years experience in investment banking, law and corporate strategy on Wall Street and abroad, Terry analyses the impact of government politics and policies on local, national and international economies, examining the interaction of global financial markets, the U.S. banking industry (and all of its regulatory agencies), the Federal Reserve, domestic employment levels and consumer reactions to the changing economic tides.

Terry holds a law degree from NYU School of Law and his professional history includes positions with Ernst & Young Australia, the Queensland University of Technology Graduate School of Business, New York law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore (corporate, securities and litigation practice in New York and London), global chief of staff at Salomon Brothers investment banking firm and Cowen & Company’s investments, where he served as CEO. In conjunction with Golden Gate University President Dan Angel, Terry co-authored Riptide: The New Normal In Higher Education (2011). Riptide deconstructs the changing landscape of higher education in the face of the for-profit debacle, graduation gridlock and staggering student debt, and asserts a new, sustainable model for progress. Terry is a board member of the the Public Religion Research Institute, a Washington, DC think tank and polling organization, and the Cardiac Therapy Foundation in Palo Alto, California. Terry lives in Palo Alto with his wife.

#FirstSevenJobs: GGU Joins the Conversation

Over the course a lifetime, most individuals may have 7 careers and over 10 jobs by age 40.

It is not uncommon to find yourself unsatisfied in your career. Maybe you have been in a field 1, 2 or even 5 years and feel like a life-long commitment is not ideal. Well, you are not alone.

In recent weeks, the trending #FirstSevenJobs has inspired business professionals and even celebrities to join in this conversation sharing their own first seven jobs. Assistant Director and Career Consultant for the Office of Career Planning Julie Salzman can attest that your first few jobs are not an indicator of where you may find success. In 2011, the assistant director began her career at GGU as a Disability Services Coordinator leveraging her MS in Counseling to later obtain her current position.

Julie Salzman’s #firstsevenjobs: 

  1. Babysitter & house sitter: private clients (age 11 onward)
  2. Cashier: McDonalds (one week) & Heavenly Hamburgers (high school)
  3. Busser: Kenwood Restaurant & Highland House (high school)
  4. Wine Bartender/ Cashier/Accounting Assistant: Chateau Souverain (college summers)
  5. Student Athletic Trainer: Butte College & Chico State University (college internships)
  6. House cleaner: private client (college)
  7. Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy Assistant: Mangrove Physical Therapy Clinic (college) & Sports Medicine Institute (after college)

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You may be wondering how one can land a job in another field without previous experience and many concur the solution is furthering your education. According to a U.S. News and World report, respectively 26% and 19% of undergraduate and graduate students pursuing an online degree intended to change careers after graduation.  If you are a marketing professional considering a move to HR, an MS in HR Management may be something of interest. Or you may want to transition from an administrative role into a career as an accountant. The possibilities are endless!

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If you are a student, alumni, faculty or staff member, please join the conversation by commenting your #FirstSevenJobs below or tweeting using the trending hashtag and the #GGU. We would love to hear from you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2016: 5 Tips for Success this Term

Golden Gate University would like to extend a warm welcome to new and returning students this term!

For over 110 years, our institution has helped over 70,000 seeking to change or advance their career to success. As a result, Washington Monthly ranked GGU as the #1 institution for adult learners nationally.  As the first week comes to a close, we encourage you to take a look at the following tips compiled by faculty and students to learn how YOU can make this trimester a winner in your academic career.

Tips for Success

  1. Become familiar with campus offerings. GGU’s campus, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, is equipped with the necessary resources to meet student needs. Be sure to jot down business hours for reference throughout the year.
  2. Bookstore – Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 7  
    • Drop in for all of your textbook needs, GGU gear or even a phone charger.
  3. Cafe – Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 9 pm, Saturday, 7:30 am – 2 pm
    • Stocked with snacks, our cafe provides a pick me up with Peets coffee products and seating perfect for relaxing.
  4. Library – Open 7 days a week
    • If you are looking to meet with a group, study or locate required course materials, our skilled librarians are available to help.

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2. Review eLearning for class materials. Most classes offered online and in person are featured on the eLearning website. To ensure you are optimizing your time, spend a few minutes viewing the online student orientation. Check your email for username and login details.If you are unsure if your class utilizes this site, reach out to your instructor ASAP.

3. Check important dates. We understand being a student is not your only title. Many students serve as professionals and parents. Before the second week begins, carefully review the academic calendar for drop deadlines, the last day to withdraw and other important dates. Failure to do so may result in a lower GPA or unexpected fees.

4. Download the GGU mobile application. Stay informed with our mobile application that includes information on our housing options, student discounts and on campus involvement. Click here to download free.

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5. Make your presence known on campus. Many students make taking classes seem like a chore when in reality it is an opportunity to increase your network! Don’t let the classroom be your only learning platform. Join organizations on campus or attend student events to meet like-minded individuals seeking similar careers. Periodically check our event calendar for details.

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Share your story. If you are a student interested in being featured on our blog, email danderson@ggu.edu for an opportunity to share your GGU experience!

The 2016 Braden Business Leadership Speaker Series

The Braden School of Taxation and School of Accounting’s 2016 Braden Business Leadership Speaker Series brings renowned thought leaders to GGU’s campus for 8, free one-hour sessions. The series provides the GGU community and the San Francisco Bay Area with an opportunity to gain information on becoming an effective leader.

On August 30th, Carol Isozaki, Strategic Brand Intelligence owner, executive coach and leadership expert, will kick-off the series with a talk on building one’s brand as a leader. Isozaki has over 20 years of experience in client service, human capital and leadership development expertise with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Additionally, she has served clients such as The Walt Disney Company, Bank of America and Oracle.

Her signature call-to-action messaging, Plan to be Amazing!TM , creates a seismic shift in the way leaders think about themselves and their ability to lead through enhanced intentionality, leadership clarity and personal accountability.

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Carol Isozaki

Upcoming sessions in the series will include topics such as growing a successful business, storytelling in the workplace and excelling in today’s innovative professional climate.

About the Schools

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, GGU’s School of Accounting ranks in the top ten nationally by hiring authorities, as surveyed by  TaxTalent® 2016 and the Braden School of Taxation’s programs are ranked #1 nationally by tax hiring authorities, as surveyed by TaxTalent® Top in Tax Educational Survey 2016.

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Upcoming Sessions

12 pm – 1 pm | 536 Mission St., Room 2201, San Francisco, CA 94105 

August 30 |  Plan to be Amazing!™ Building Your Brand as a Leader

Carol Isozaki, Owner of Strategic Brand Intelligence

Carol is owner, Strategic Brand Intelligence and an executive coach, leadership expert, and speaker with over 20 years of client service, human capital, and leadership development expertise.


September 13 | How to Grow a Successful Business to a Mega Successful Busines

Nanette Lee Miller, Partner at Assurance Services, Marcum LLP

Miller has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, providing assurance, accounting and business consulting services to publicly and privately held businesses, as well as not-for-profit organizations. She is a trusted business adviser for start-up and emerging companies, as well as troubled entities that require restructuring.

Eleanor Chang, Founder and Director of UP Education Services LTD

Chang is the founder and director of UP Education Services Ltd., an educational summer academy for high school students from Asia, who aspire to attend universities in the U.S. UP’s mission is to provide international students with a true American classroom experience before they apply for admissions to schools in the U.S. She is a frequent speaker in Asia on how to educate youths to become global citizens of the 21 st Century. In 2014, Eleanor had organized and chaired a symposium in Hong Kong on “Women and Entrepreneurship” where one of the main topics highlighted was education and whether entrepreneurship can be taught in schools.

Rebecca Barfknecht, Member for the Board of Directors at International Women’s Forum

Barfknecht has made her career in Information Technology for over 30 years in the areas of infrastructure engineering and hosting and application development for financial services companies including Russell Investments, Intuit, Charles Schwab as well as Public Utility Pacific Bell. She is known for building strong teams, implementing effective processes, establishing financial discipline, strategic design and implementation of transformative workplace technology and delivering excellent service availability. She is an enthusiastic leader and team player who thrives on bringing out the best in people.


September 27 | Brain Savvy Leadership

Jenifer Lippincott, Principal at Lippincott Associates

Lippincott offers more than 25 years of experience aligning performance needs to achieve organizational goals. Her areas of expertise include leadership, communication and change and she infuses all of her strategy, analyses, design and delivery with a keen understanding of the latest neuroscience.

She is a nationally recognized author who has appeared on The Today Show and NPR. She holds a BA from Tufts University and an master’s degree in Human Development from Harvard University.


October 11 | Leadership, The Accounting Profession & Consumer Protection

Katrina Salazar, CPA, President of the California Board of Accountancy

Salazar was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy in December 2012 by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and served as Vice President and Secretary / Treasurer prior to her election as President in November 2015. She currently serves as the Controller for the California Correctional Peace Officers Association. Previously, she held positions such as the Executive Director of the Rotary Club of Sacramento, Chief Financial Officer at the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and the American Red Cross Sacramento Sierra Chapter.

Salazar has also held several positions in public accounting, including senior audit manager for Reznick Group and has been an adjunct accounting professor for the Los Rios Community College District. She is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

For a complete listing of upcoming sessions, visit our website.

Ageno Welcomes New Project Management Program Director, Marie Spark

The Edward S. Ageno School of Business is home to over a dozen graduate business  degree programs and certificates that have led many to find career success.  On August 1st, Marie Spark, an adjunct faculty member since 2015, was appointed Project Management Program Director. The program includes an MS in Project Management and a Certificate in Project Management.

A total of 15.7 million PM jobs will be added in the U.S. and our 10 major trading partners by 2020 (AEG)

Spark brings more than 20 years of experience to the table in the area of project and quality management within the technology sector. She spent the beginning of her career at IBM Global Services as a Technology Project Manager before having a successful 9 year career at Bank of America. Spark’s educational background includes a bachelor’s from the University of California, Berkeley, a Six Sigma Black Belt, a project management certification and an MBA from the University of Arizona.

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Marie Spark

To learn more about our project management program, visit our website for more information.

Joaquin “Jay” Gonzalez: Public Administration Superstar

In the last 50 years, thousands have successfully completed our public administration program resulting in over 7,000 alumni.

Today, Joaquin “Jay” Gonzalez serves as a Public Administration Professor and Chair providing the Edward S. Ageno School of Business with the support needed to further develop Northern California’s oldest public administration program that now offers a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration Leadership and an Executive Master of Public Administration.

Professor Gonzalez holds a Ph.D. from the University of Utah, an MPA from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and a BA from De La Salle University. With over 20 years of experience, Dr.Gonzalez has earned many accomplishments throughout his career. He is a Mayor George Christopher Professor of Government and Society as well as a Russell T. Sharpe Professor of Business. He has authored numerous publications which include 15 books, 20 book chapters, and 30 journal articles that have been translated in Chinese, Korean, and Spanish. Two of his most recent works include Privatization in Practice: Reports on Trends, Cases and Debates in Public Service by Business and Nonprofits & Immigration and America’s Cities: A Handbook on Evolving Services.

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Dr. Gonzalez speaking at an event

In addition to being a published author, Dr. Gonzalez lends his expertise as a guest speaker attending many events, globally and locally, and even speaking at U.S. military bases. He has also appeared as a commentator on various news outlets including The Filipino Channel and local outlets covering topics such as the upcoming U.S. presidential election and corruption in the U.S

This fall, Professor Gonzalez will instruct two courses which include EMPA 301: Research Methods and Analysis applying his real-word experience to the classroom.

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Dr. Gonzalez

To learn more about our public administration superstar, visit his featured profile.

 

GGU’s Small Business Program: Alumni Success Stories

 

Since 1990, small businesses have added over 8 million new jobs while corporate America eliminated 4 million. To promote business ownership, the Edward S. Ageno School of Business and Chevron have partnered to launch the Small Business Program (SBP). The year-long program provides alumni with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of business operations – free of charge – thanks to Chevron’s generous grant.

While many may have a million dollar idea, the large majority become nothing more than just that – an idea. Melinda Lee, MA ’16, SBP alumna and small business coach, describes launching a small business as an “unnerving endeavor”.  Our program provides check points throughout the year to ensure you are working towards your business goals. It begins with a multi-week workshop that will result in a business plan ready for launch. The duration of the year will utilize that developed plan to guide your future courses of action.

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Melinda Lee, BA ’14

“…it was extremely powerful to have others to hold me accountable for my actions toward getting them accomplished.” – Melinda Lee

SBP alumna & founder of Carried Away Carrie Swing, MBA ’01, joined the program to grow her consulting business from a part-time gig to a full-time career. By the end of the year, she earned more than business principles. “I’ve made friends and business connections that have value way beyond what I can get just reading articles in my field or poking around on LinkedIn.”

Now you may be asking yourself if you’re right for the program. Swing describes the ideal participant as “Someone who takes their business [idea] seriously but needs a push, a refresher or a plan of action, together with the motivation and the validation of a group of individuals all in the same boat, is ideal for this program.”

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Carrie Swing, MBA ’01

If you are a GGU alumni ready to take the plunge, review the following information.

Program Components

  • 10-week Workshop
  • Mentoring
  • Cohort Meetings

Application Details – Deadline: August 12, 2016

  • Statement of intent
  • Resume
  • Business Plan

Please submit all application documents to smallbiz@ggu.edu before August 12th. Participants will be notified by August 26th.

Mentorship & Speakers

If you are an experienced business owner, share your wisdom with those who can benefit from your real-world life lessons. Email us at smallbiz@ggu.edu to express interest in becoming a speaker or a mentor.

For additional details about the Small Business Program or the spring Small Business Preview Course, please visit, http://www.ggu.edu/small-biz.

 

Dr. David Yeske Explains Why Many Choose GGU’s Financial Planning Program

Founded in 1901, Golden Gate University offers two innovative financial planning degrees and a certificate that can be earned in the classroom or entirely online.

Ours was the first ever MS in Financial Planning, originally offered in 1980. We’re proud of our 36 year history of educating leaders in the financial planning profession. Our program is registered with CFP Board and completion of the core courses qualifies you to sit for the CFP® certification exam. Just as importantly, our exceptional faculty will become a permanent part of your professional network.  Our faculty’s commitment to the profession is unparalleled: we count three past national FPA presidents, five past national board members, two Foundation for Financial Planning chairs, five Heart of Financial Planning recipients, and a P. Kemp Fain, Jr. Award honoree among our professors. You truly learn from the best of the best.

Beyond the core courses, you’ll also have access to cutting edge electives that represent the best of 21st century financial planning, including the following:

For those who have already passed the CFP® exam, we offer the MS in Financial Planning & Taxation which allows you to earn an advanced financial planning degree while taking a deep technical dive into the areas of income taxation or estate planning. This program is taught in conjunction with GGU’s highly ranked Braden School of Taxation, the largest tax school in the country and routinely named among the top 10 by tax professionals.  Here’s a short video lecture by Braden School professor Michael Vinson: Baseball Can Be Taxing.

The program has also drawn favorable reviews from financial planning luminaries like Michael Kitces:

       “Another appealing option is Golden Gate University’s “Masters in Taxation and Financial Planning” program, specifically for those who have already completed their CFP marks, who want to go deeper into both financial planning and income or estate taxation. What’s the difference between getting a graduate degree in financial planning, and “just” the CFP certification? Simply put, the Master’s degree programs go deeper into the subject matter (even for those who already have their CFP marks, as in the end CFP classes are the equivalent of “just” undergraduate-level coursework).”

Financial Planning Association (FPA) members also receive a 10% tuition grant on all classes.

For more information, email dyeske@ggu.edu


Guest Author

Financial Planning Director Dr. David Yeske,CFP®

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