Masters - Finance: Investments and Securities

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Are you interested in a career that enables you to manage individual, corporate or international investment portfolios? If so, then the coursework presented in Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Finance with a concentration in Investments and Securities program could help prepare you for this professional goal. Read on for more information about this online master's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Finance with a concentration in Investments and Securities is designed to provide students with an education in financial management while focusing on investment strategies and practices. The program could help students develop management skills and a deeper understanding of financial institutions and instruments. Topics addressed in concentration courses include finance theories, risk management, interest rate structures and caps, equity options, foreign markets, global investing, and investment regulations. Core courses provide the opportunity to study fiscal policies, capital markets, budgeting processes, statistical tools, and theories in economics. A seminar requires students to conduct research in current trends and issues in finance.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before enrolling in Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Finance with a concentration in Investments and Securities program, you should have strong communication, analytical, and mathematical skills and possibly have experience working in banking or a similar environment. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must earn a total of 36 credits to successfully complete the Master of Science in Finance with a concentration in Investments and Securities program at Southern New Hampshire University. This credit total includes courses in the area of concentration as well as in the core curriculum. Courses include:

  • Analytical Tools in Portfolio Management
  • Options Analysis and Financial Derivatives
  • International Investment and Portfolio Management or Multinational Corporate Finance
  • Managerial Economics
  • Fiscal and Monetary Policies and Practices
  • Financial Management
  • Money and Capital Markets
  • Capital Budgeting and Financing
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Seminar in Finance
  • Quantitative Analysis for Decision-Making

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Finance with a concentration in Investments and Securities program, you could seek senior management or executive positions within the finance industry. You could oversee investment portfolios and securities for banks, investment firms, financial consulting companies, or corporate finance departments.

Positions you could pursue include:

  • Investment Manager
  • Portfolio Strategist
  • Financial Consultant
  • Financial Investment Advisor
  • Financial Forecast Analyst
  • Risk Assessment Analyst
  • Finance Manager
  • Currencies and Commodities Manager
  • Business Manager/Investment Banking
  • Acquisition Strategy Manager/Analyst