MBA in Finance - Careers

Invest in Your Future with a Finance MBA Online or On Location

Southern New Hampshire University’s Finance MBA online and on location program prepares you to enter or advance in a number of careers - from investment banking to securities to small business development. Because the core of the program is founded on traditional MBA training, you will learn practical, valuable skills in areas such as marketing, strategic management and information technology, which you can apply in any work setting. You will also have the advantage of having MBA on your resume when exploring new business and career opportunities.

The Finance MBA online and on location program at SNHU is taught by highly skilled business professionals, many of whom currently apply what they teach in real-world settings each day. The finance courses are designed to provide you with a working knowledge of the following topics:

  • Capital investments, including determination of cash flows, capital budgeting under risk, replacement decisions, and inflation and capital decision
  • Capital financing and structure, including financial leverage, financing sources, dividend policy, cost of capital, and valuation
  • Securities valuation techniques and investment portfolio management
  • Traditional working capital topics, including liquidity analysis and management
  • Inventory, and receivables and payables management
  • Core cash management, payment systems and banking relationships
  • Cash forecasting
  • Short-term borrowing
  • Risk management

Strong Growth Expected for Finance Professionals

While your MBA Finance degree will prepare you for myriad careers, the future appears especially promising for highly skilled finance professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, financial analysts are expected to increase 23 percent between 2010-2020, which is "much faster than average. "Current median annual wages for these positions are more than double the national median wage. Also, management analysts are projected to rise by 22 percent through 2020, also much faster than average.

Career Resources for an MBA in Finance

Career Opportunities

SNHU’s Career Development Center - Finance Outlook
A listing of potential careers for students earning finance degrees.

SNHU’s Career Development Center - Business Administration
A listing of potential careers for students earning business administration degrees.

Student Organizations

Economics/Finance Association
The goal of EFA, which sponsors several events throughout the year, is to create opportunities for academic and personal growth outside the classroom.

Professional Organizations and Associations

New York Stock Exchange
As the world's leading and most liquid equities exchange group, NYSE Euronext powers the exchanging world and is comprised of equities and derivatives exchanges across the United States and Europe which trade cash equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products.

The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASCAQ) is a computerized data system to provide brokers with price quotations for securities traded over the counter.

FINRA is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States and is in charge of protecting investors by maintaining the fairness of the U.S. capital markets.

American Finance Association
The American Finance Association (AFA) is the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics.

Financial Management Association International
The Financial Management Association International (FMA) is the global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making.

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
NAPFA is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement of fee-only comprehensive financial planning and provides access to financial advisors who meet the highest standards for professional competency, comprehensive financial planning and fee-only compensation.

Financial Planning Association of Northern New England
The Financial Planning Association (FPA®) is the largest membership organization for personal financial planning experts in the U.S. and helps connect consumers to competent and ethical planners.

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
The association’s mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, provide programming to enhance members’ business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.

Government Finance Officers Association
The GFOA enhances and promotes the professional management of governments for the public benefit by identifying and developing financial policies and best practices and promoting their use through education, training, facilitation of member networking, and leadership.

New Hampshire Bankers Association
This nonprofit trade association represents and serves all NH banking institutions, with the purpose of promoting the general welfare, usefulness, and public perception of banks and banking institutions to the betterment of the state, its economy and its citizens.

New Hampshire Credit Union League
The organization provides legislative updates, professional development resources, and business solutions to its member credit unions in NH.

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