April 26, 2011 | Ken, online education news | Leave a comment Looking towards the future with an eye on burgeoning fields, Kaplan University recently announced the launch of an online Master of Science in Finance degree and an Advanced Medical Coding certificate. The master’s and certificate are designed to prepare students to work in some of today’s fast-growing fields. Master of Science in Finance Degree Kaplan UniversityÂ School of Business and Management introduced the Master of Science in Finance degree with two specializations, Financial Analysis and Financial Planning. These specializations were created to provide students with the skills to perform financial analysis using quantitative concepts and techniques; interpret financial statements; analyze investment and financial risk; as well as apply legislation, regulations, and principles of practice to financial scenarios. This degree will prepare students for careers as financial analysts, investment analysts, financial managers and advisors. The job market for financial analysts is expected to see a significant growth over the nextÂ few years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information about the the Master of Science in Finance, click here. Advanced Medical Coding Certificate Kaplan UniversityÂ School of Professional and Continuing Education has initiated an Advanced Medical Coding certificate. The certificate is designed for current coding professionals who wish to build their knowledge and competence in nearly every aspect of medical coding. It can be achieved in 12 months or less and graduates of this program can pursue careers in hospitals, physicians’ offices, outpatient care centers, nursing and residential care facilities and health care organizations. For more information on the Advanced Medical Coding certificate, click here. “Kaplan University’s outcomes-driven curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills they need to compete, whether they are entering a new career field or seeking to advance within their current field,” said Geri H. Malandra, Ph.D., provost of Kaplan University. “We are continually analyzing the job market to develop programs that will help meet the talent needs of employers in high-demand fields.” About Kaplan University Established in 1937, Kaplan University focuses on helping adult students prepare for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries through practical, student-centered education. The university’s main campus is located in Davenport, Iowa and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Kaplan is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The university has more than 125 academic programs and offerings, and serves more than 65,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida. Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education, which serves more than 95,000 students online and through more than 70 campus-based schools across the United States and abroad. Kaplan Higher Education schools offer a wide variety of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. It is part of of Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, and its largest and fastest-growing division.