Rutgers Board of Governors approves creation of innovative Master of Science in wealth management and finance
December 7, 2021
By Jeanne LÃ©ong
The Rutgers Board of Governors on Tuesday unanimously voted to approve a master’s program in wealth finance-management at Rutgers â Camden University. The proposal for the new degree now goes to New Jersey Presidents Council, which represents the state’s public, private and community colleges and universities, for action.
Chancellor Rutgers-Camden Antonio D. Tillis congratulates the Rutgers Board of Governors for realizing the great demand for highly qualified experts in financial wealth management nationally and globally.
âWealth management is a particularly skilled skill set which requires extensive experience and knowledge in order to advise clients effectively,â Chancellor Tillis said.
The 30-credit Master of Science in Finance-Wealth Management (MSFWM) program will include a range of subjects in all aspects of the discipline – both with and without a client – and offer a solid balance of teaching in investment psychology, knowledge financials and financial technologies.
“This program builds on and expands strengths in leadership, analysis and technology,” says Monique Adya, dean of the Rutgers School of Business – Camden. “The flexibility offered by this degree program supports those seeking to develop their quantitative skills, those seeking holistic leadership in wealth management, and those who wish to personalize their learning.”
The courses, led by the faculty of the School of Business-Camden, include subjects such as behavioral finance, financial technologies, financial data analysis, investment management and machine learning, conflict resolution and negotiations, digital marketing strategy and human capital management.
David pedersen, Rutgers-Camden Associate Professor of Finance, led the creation of the MSFWM program, with the leaders of the financial industry who designed the degree program, as well as the Dean’s Board of Directors and the Finance Advisory Board.
In addition to classes, students will have experiential opportunities through business and community engagement projects and professional development workshops.