Course Description

Financial planning and wealth management are key skills needed for today's leaders. This online course presents key information to help participants understand the basic aspects of estate planning and various methods of property transfers, gifts and gift tax. Other topics include insurance concepts, mutual funds, retirement planning and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which requires institutions to disclose privacy policies and limits instances in which consumer information can be shared.

Course Outline

Topics include:

Estate planning

  • Overview
  • Transfer of property
  • Wills
  • Gift and gift tax

Financial planning

  • Analyzing the resources of the person
  • Basic concepts in financial planning
  • Financial products for savers
  • Financial products for investors
  • The psychographics and life cycle of the investor
  • Goals and investment objectives
  • Tax planning
  • Model portfolio

Insurance concepts

  • Principles of insurance
  • Analysis and evaluation of risk exposures
  • Life insurance
  • Underwriting and claims
  • General insurance: individuals
  • Health, long-term care and disability insurance
  • Actuarial principles
  • Group insurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Annuities

Mutual funds

  • Concepts
  • Structure and constituents
  • Mutual fund products
  • Management of bond fund portfolio
  • Management of equity fund portfolio
  • Accounting and valuation of mutual funds
  • Prospectus and annual reports of mutual funds
  • Mutual fund performance evaluation
  • Mutual fund industry regulations

Retirement planning

  • Analysis of retirement needs
  • Investment considerations
  • Social Security
  • Types


Participants will have six months to complete this course.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:

  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.

Web Browser Requirements:

  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.

Software Requirements:

  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.

Web Browser Settings:

  • Accept cookies.
  • Disable pop-up blocker.

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Section Title
Financial Planning and Wealth Management (Online)
Jul 01, 2020 to Jun 30, 2021
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $575.00