Financial Advisor Designations

Designation: MSFS
Designation Full Title: Masters of Science in Financial Service
Definition: 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.

Issuing Organization: The American College
Website/URL: http://www.theamericancollege.edu/graduate-degrees/msfs-master-in-financial-planning
Is the designation still offered: Currently offered & recognized by the issuing organization
Is the designation still supported: 
What are the prerequisites? None
What are the requirements to obtain the designation? 12 total courses, to required courses and 2 electives
What type of examination is required to complete the designation process? None posted but other designations have one final per course
Is there any ongoing continuing education or other requirements to maintain the designation? None found
Where can you check if someone has the designation and if it’s current? None found
Does the designation have a complaint process and if so, where can it be found? Yes, http://www.theamericancollege.edu/consumer-resources/submit-a-complaint
Is there a published list of disciplined designees and if so, where can it be viewed? Yes, http://www.designationcheck.com/advisor-search
Who is the accreditation through? The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Recommended for: Financial planners, life insurance specialists, trust officers, CPA’s, Attorneys, and Investment consultants
Code of Ethics or Ethics Course? yes, http://www.theamericancollege.edu/student-resources/code-of-ethics/
Length of Time For Completion: Not specified but students have 7 years to complete program