The MSFS degree program provides a diverse financial education that prepares graduates to advise their clients on a wide spectrum of financial needs. MSFS course topics include advanced pension and estate planning, financial planning, executive compensation, business and personal tax planning, security analysis and portfolio management, and financial statement analysis. The program includes practical case studies and client/practitioner scenarios that graduates can use immediately to help them address clients’ needs with expertise and confidence.
Candidates for the MSFS must successfully complete 36 credits of individual and residency study and pass 12 rigorous examinations. The American College’s Richard D. Irwin Graduate School has awarded the Master of Science in Financial Services degree to only 2,600 individuals since 1977.
David Richmond is a founding partner, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Richmond Brothers Financial Management Specialists, Inc. He began making a living in the financial services industry at the age of 18, and started working as a financial planner at the age of 20 while attending Michigan State University. As a personal financial strategist and retirement distribution professional, David helps retirees invest lump sum distributions. In addition to being a member of Ed Slott's Master Elite IRA Group(tm) and the Board of Trustees for Siena Heights University, David is also active in several charities including Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church, The Lingap Center Children’s Foundation, and The American Cancer Society’s Tony Open.
The American College is the nation’s largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others for 84 years. The American College’s faculty represents some of the financial services industry’s foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.
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About Richmond Brothers Financial Management Specialists, Inc.
RBFMS was founded by brothers Dave and John Richmond in 1994. Over its seventeen years in business, the company has evolved into a proactive wealth management firm focusing on retirement distribution planning. A $500M, privately-owned operation, RBFMS has helped hundreds of clients realize their retirement goals. The company is located in Jackson, Michigan and is currently able to service clients in the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, Ohio and Texas. Securities are offered through Sammons Securities Company, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. Fee based investment advisory services are offered through Sigma Planning Corporation, a registered investment advisor.