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Masters - Accounting: Finance

With the help of a master's-level education, you may be able to establish a mid- to high-level career in corporate accounting and finance. At Southern New Hampshire University, you can enroll in the Master of Science in Accounting and Finance program, and earn a degree with in-depth student in both finance and accounting. Program details immediately follow.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Science in Accounting and Finance program at Southern New Hampshire University is designed to help students grasp and apply advanced financial and accounting management principles. It aims to impart an understanding of financial reporting, budgeting, cost analysis, and tax preparation procedures for businesses and individuals. You might also enhance your decision-making, analytical, and research skills throughout the course of this graduate program. You have the option of on-campus or online learning, or you may choose to take a blended approach that combines the two.

What are the Application Fees?

No application fee for April & June terms.

What Are the Prerequisites?

This program might be especially beneficial if you currently work in accounting and want to take advantage of advancement opportunities, or if you would simply like to increase your knowledge of accounting and finance. You must have an undergraduate degree to enroll. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must earn a minimum of 42 credits to graduate from this program, which consists of accounting and finance core courses as well as foundation subjects. Some courses may be waived if you have an undergraduate degree in business.

The required accounting and finance courses include:

  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Reporting I
  • Financial Reporting II
  • Financial Reporting III
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting
  • Business Law
  • Tax Factors in Business Decisions
  • Financial Management
  • Short-Term Financial Management
  • Money and Capital Markets
  • Capital Budgeting and Financing
  • Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
  • Creating Value: Merger/Acquisition

If you do not have a bachelor's in business, accounting or finance, you may be required to take additional foundation courses to prepare you well for your advanced study in accounting and finance.

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

When you have obtained the Master of Science in Accounting and Finance degree, banking, managerial accounting, investing, tax accounting, and auditing are a few of the areas in which you might be able to thrive professionally. Your career might take a number of directions, including:

  • Corporate Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Investment Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Personal Financial Planner
  • Tax Preparation Specialist
  • Chief Financial Officer