MS in Finance - Careers

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Maria Antonieta Marcial '08

Increase Your Value in the Workplace

When you earn a finance master’s degree online, careers in a wide variety of industries will take advantage of the financial knowledge and analytical skills that you gain while working on your degree, including:

  • Corporate finance
  • Commercial banking
  • Securities analysis
  • Investment banking
  • Broker-dealer 
  • Financial planning
  • Financial services
  • Real estate
  • Risk management
  • Financial analysis
  • Insurance
  • Financial management

Career Opportunities Remain Strong in Finance

Because of the highly valued skills of those with a MS in Finance, career opportunities are varied and the number of jobs continues to grow. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, personal finance advising and financial analysis positions in the banking industry are expected to grow by 23 percent through 2020. Financial managers in the management field are expected to expand by 9 percent. Positions in finance will continue to grow, particularly for those with a master's degree in Finance, as recent history has demonstrated the value of having a thorough understanding of sound financial concepts and practices.

Master's in Finance Builds Financial and
Analytical Skills

Course work for your master's degree in Finance provides a solid understanding of quantitative tools and analysis relative to financial markets, financial institutions, government, and corporate applications.

The comprehensive Finance master's degree builds your knowledge and skills in:

  • Managerial accounting practices
  • Fiscal and monetary policies
  • Current finance technology
  • Statistical tools of financial analysis
  • Corporate financial analysis and management
  • Financial planning
  • Capital investment and budgeting
  • Investment analysis and management
  • Risk assessment and analysis
  • Quantitative analysis

A master's degree in Finance from SNHU gives you the high-demand financial skills that organizations are seeking, preparing you for a broad range of careers in the public and private sector, both inside and outside the finance industry.

Careers in Finance - Leverage Your MS in Finance Degree

Access helpful resources on careers in finance and information of interest to those seeking careers in finance at the links below:

Career Opportunities

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

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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