Master of Legal Studies

Wealth Management

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Wealth Management


Texas A&M University School of Law’s career-relevant Master of Legal Studies (MLS) with an emphasis in Wealth Management is designed for non-lawyer professionals who don’t intend to practice law. Combining up-to-date legal education and real-world skills, you’ll gain the legal perspective and build the expertise you need to tackle legal complexities and gain a professional edge in your industry. 


As one of the nation’s largest universities, Texas A&M ranks #1 for endowment size among public universities, ranking seventh overall. You’ll have access to the worldwide Aggie network of over 500,000 alumni, which includes more Fortune 500 Top 100 corporate CEOs than any university in the nation.

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Small class sizes provide students with personal attention from our world-renowned, nationally ranked faculty.

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No entrance exam requirement, flexible start dates, and a full or part-time course load allow for an academic experience that fits into your personal and professional life.

Master of Legal Studies | Wealth Management Emphasis

30 credits | 3 hours core courses, 27 hours approved elective courses 

The career-relevant, online Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis in Wealth Management is built for non-lawyers and combines up-to-date legal knowledge with real-world skills to prepare you for new opportunities in the wealth management industry. 

Build the expertise you need to guide your high-wealth clients through a range of wealth management complexities. Offered in a flexible online format, these programs help prepare non-lawyers for leadership opportunities requiring a mastery of wealth management as it relates to law. Our curriculum is flexible, designed to allow a student to focus their education on areas of study such as: 

  • Introduction to the U.S. Legal System
  • Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
  • Introduction to Wealth Management
  • Securities Regulation
  • Estate, Insurance, and Annuity
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Income Tax for Financial Planners
  • Nonprofit and Fiduciary Administration
  • Advanced Wealth Management
  • Financial and Portfolio Management
  • Financial Innovations

Certificate | Wealth Management

12 credits | 3 hours core courses, 9 hours specialized courses 

Graduate-level law certificates at Texas A&M University are designed for professionals interested in specialized legal training and an in-depth understanding of legal aspects of their industry without the monetary and time commitment of a full master’s degree. Courses are offered via asynchronous distance learning, allowing working professionals to access coursework and assignments on their own schedule. This online format includes case study assignments and regular interaction with classmates through video meetings, audio casts, chat rooms, discussion boards, and group breakout sessions. 

The Certificate in Wealth Management is designed for new and experienced wealth management professionals, including financial advisors, business analysts, directors of financial planning, and CFOs. The certificate prepares these individuals to effectively address complex legal and policy challenges in the wealth management industry as they apply to policies, business, and economic factors. Participants learn about important federal and state laws, regulations and policies in the wealth management industry, advances in theory and practice, and applications of law, regulation and policies through case studies. Upon completion of the program, individuals will be able to synthesize scenarios, practice, and legal regulation in the wealth management industry and provide analysis or judgments for consideration to organizational leadership with a nuanced perspective. 


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