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If you would like to learn about financial markets, investments, financial analysis, and economic theory, you should consider the Master of Science in Finance program at Southern New Hampshire University. Learn more about the Master of Science in Finance program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Southern New Hampshire University's online Master of Science in Finance degree gives you the opportunity to study managerial accounting, managerial economics, financial management and decision-making, quantitative analysis and decision-making, and financial econometrics. The program analyzes the development of fiscal and monetary policies, their impact on financial firms, and their relationship to capital and money markets. You can gain an understanding of the U.S. financial system, including the Federal Reserve System and its role in the distribution of credit, and explore advanced topics in capital budgeting and financing, including cash flow determination, financing sources, financial leverage, and dividend policies. Other topics covered include investment analysis, portfolio management, and risk-return measurement. You can tailor your education by choosing a concentration in corporate finance, financial planning, international investments, or investments and securities.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're interested in applying to the Master of Science in Finance program, you should have a natural talent for math and possess an accredited bachelor's degree. You may also have an educational or professional background in finance, banking, or business, but it is not a requirement. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To earn Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Finance, you must complete a minimum of 36 credits (13 courses with one exemption allowed). If your undergraduate coursework was not business- or finance- related, you may be required to take up to three additional foundation courses. Courses include:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policies and Practices
  • Financial Management
  • Money and Capital Markets
  • Capital Budgeting and Financing
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Option Analysis & Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Seminar in Finance
  • Quantitative Analysis for Decision-Making

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

As a graduate of the Master of Science in Finance program, you could be prepared to pursue opportunities in corporate finance, investment banking, financial management firms, government organizations, and other financial institutions. Possible positions could include:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Analyst
  • Financial Controller
  • Credit Analyst
  • Loan Officer
  • Mortgage Banker
  • Trust Officer