Master's Degree - Family Financial Planning

Spring 2023 Course Information
Professional Practices in FFP

Course Description
This course features challenges of managing financial planning practices including, but not limited to, business valuation, personnel, marketing, client services, ethics, and technological applications. Relying both on a theoretical as well as an applied approach, students analyze case studies that provide relevant, practical exposure to practice management issues with a strong emphasis on current research findings.
Contacts
Instructor

Doug Nelson
Office: 913-461-7283
Fax: 888-648-0771
dnelson16@unl.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Not Required


Course Access

Canvas at UNL

UNL Graduate Studies will email students with information (student name, email, and NU ID) and instructions for accessing UNL classes. For undergraduate students in the ECEMS program, Kaelie Kellner will email students with information and instructions for accessing UNL classes. Students will claim their UNL account by setting a password and security questions. Once students claim their ID, they will be able to access their courses at https://canvas.unl.edu/. Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of class.

Please contact the UNL campus coordinator listed below with any questions.

Lisa King for Family & Community Services, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Family Financial Planning, Youth Development, and Community Development
Kaelie Kellner for Early Care & Education
Morgan Harris for Dietetics
Melisia Bieber for Merchandising
Melissa Sailors for Ag Systems Management & Technology, Animal Science, Food Safety & Defense, Grassland Management, Horticulture, and Quantitative Genetics & Genomics

 


Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.


Comments

In lieu of a required textbook resource for this Professional Practices in FFP course, students are expected to purchase a Kitces Academic membership to kitces.com. This resource provides current and archived resources germane to the course goal of preparing students to explore financial professional opportunities and options.

A non-publicized graduate student discount of 35% off of a one-year Kitces Academic membership to the Premier level of the Kitces.com Members Section (Current Discounted Rate $96.85 is what students will pay). Students will have access to Kitces.com resources for one calendar year from date of enrollment.

At the beginning of the semester, the instructor will email membership@kitces.com with names and emails of enrolled students who will then receive enrollment information and billing directly from Kitces.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

– – Brooke Noble, Dietetics Graduate,
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