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Careers and Resources

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Wealth Management Careers

Wealth management/financial planning is a growing career field.

  • Aging “baby boomers” need retirement and estate planning
  • Maturing “millennials” need insurance and investment planning
  • Everyone benefits from enhanced financial education and literacy

A career in wealth management/financial planning offers work-life balance

Coursework in the McCombs Wealth Management Program helps students prepare for respected industry credentials such as:

  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Chartered Financial Consultant
  • Chartered Financial Analyst

Career Resources

Contact Us

For more information please contact:

Ramesh RaoDr. Ramesh K.S. Rao
Eugene and Margaret McDermott Professor of Finance
Director of Wealth Management Center
512-475-8756 | CBA 6.304E


Dima Shamoun headshotDima Yazji Shamoun, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Assistant Director
CBA 6.208


Will Way headshotWilliam Way, CPA, CF
Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Academic Program Coordinator
512-471-8169 | GSB 5.176F


Ian IshakIan Ishak
Administrative Program Coordinator
512-471-5668 | CBA 6.236

Wealth Management Resources

Check out this past event: "Your Future in the Wealth Management Field" webinar (Recorded 03/30/2021).

Check out this past event: "The Evolving Landscape of Wealth Management" webinar (Recorded 09/22/2020).

 Check out Texas Financial Wellness Resources


Courses taken in the Wealth Management Program will help students prepare for professional practice and industry certifications.

Certified Financial Planner

College for Financial Planning

  • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
  • Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist
  • Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor
  • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor
  • Accredited Asset Management Specialist
  • Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor
  • Accredited SRI Advisor

American College for Financial Services

  • Wealth Management Certified Professional
  • Retirement Income Certified Professional
  • Chartered Financial Consultant
  • Chartered Life Underwriter
  • Financial Services Certified Professional
  • Chartered Special Needs Consultant
  • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy
  • Chartered Leadership Fellow
  • Accredited Estate Planner

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) AICPA credentials require a CPA

  • Personal Financial Specialist
  • Personal Financial Planning designations in individual areas

CFA Institute

WM Opportunities