Financial Psychology

Heider College of Business at Creighton University

Prepare people for healthier financial futures by learning how to understand the impacts of psychology on financial planning.

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The fields of Financial Psychology and Behavioral Finance are growing rapidly, and Creighton University’s Heider College of Business now offers two program options that equip students to understand how psychological factors impact financial behaviors: 

  • Graduate Certificate in Financial Psychology and Behavioral Finance
  • MBA with emphasis in Financial Psychology and Behavioral FinanceU.S. News & World Report - Best Online Programs Grad Business 2018


  • Introduction to Financial Psychology 
  • Applied Behavioral Finances 
  • The Psychology of Personal Finances 
  • The Psychology of Family Finances 
  • Financial Communication and Interviewing 

*This is not a comprehensive course listing. Please fill out the inquiry form to learn more information about our curriculum and specific course schedules for the respective programs.


  • How to improve your client acquisition, retention, communication and relationships 
  • How to effectively identify and intervene on financial beliefs and behaviors that are likely to adversely impact a client’s financial health 
  • How to assist clients with developing a healthy relationship with money 
  • How to help clients overcome resistance to change and take positive actions
  • How to aid clients in decreasing financial stress and increasing their income and net worth


Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Financial Psychology program and the MBA with an emphasis in Financial Psychology and Behavioral Finance meet the educational requirements to be designated as a Certified Financial Behavior Specialist (FBS®). This designation establishes our graduates as experts in the field of financial behavior, financial therapy and financial psychology.


The financial psychology programs at Creighton University are lead by esteemed professionals with an unmatched level of expertise: 
Dr. Brad Klontz, Psy.D., CFP® Associate Professor of Practice
Dr. Ted Klontz, Associate Professor of Practice
Director: Dr. Edward Horwitz, CFP®, ChFC, CLU, FBS®, Assoc. Prof. of Practice

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Creighton University is a Jesuit Catholic University located in Omaha, Nebraska. Ranked #1 in the Midwest region by US News & World Report, Creighton University has a reputation for excellence and for providing a values-based education.

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