Increase your marketability by acquiring financial management and investment analysis skills with a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University. Especially suited for security analysts, investment brokers, project analysts and financial analysts, the MBA in Finance program combines exceptional MBA training with a focused examination of topics such as short-term financial management, capital budgeting and portfolio management.
SNHU's MBA program, which is offered during the day on our campus in Manchester, is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year for students with a background in Business. The coursework by design is readily applicable to your real-world challenges. You'll develop projects that serve your business needs while simultaneously becoming a stronger, more capable leader.
The MBA in Finance 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'll learn practical, valuable skills in areas such as marketing, strategic management and information technology, which you can apply in any work setting. You'll also enjoy the advantage of having MBA on your resume when exploring new business and career opportunities.
The Finance MBA 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:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MBA in Finance at SNHU include:
SNHU requires an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 (or equivalent) for admission. If you are an international student in need of a visa to study on campus, please see our international admissions requirements.
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our three 16-week graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within two weeks of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply complete our online application form.
Employees with a master's degree earn 18% more on average than those with only a bachelor's degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are also significantly less likely to be unemployed.
While your MBA Finance degree can prepare you for myriad careers, the future appears especially promising for highly skilled finance professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for financial analysts is expected to increase 16% through 2022. The median annual wages for these positions are more than double the national median wage in May 2012. Similarly, demand for management analysts is projected to rise by 19% through 2022.
The MBA in Finance degree combines nine core MBA coursework with three concentrated finance classes. By providing a solid foundation in business, the curriculum offers the flexibility you need to apply your degree toward any career. With an added focus on finance, this program also gives you the option of pursuing opportunities in areas such as investment banking, portfolio management and securities. Those with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses.
SNHU MBA students can also pursue a graduate certificate beyond the standard degree program, which allows you to list another significant credential on your resume with minimal additional coursework (typically at a reduced credit load, depending on the electives selected).
This course is a study of finance from a corporate perspective including investments, capital structure and re-structuring, budgeting, financial markets, policy, and portfolio management. Students will analyze a firm's opportunities and risk level within these categories to evaluate the impact on shareholder's value.
The course covers traditional working capital topics, including liquidity analysis and management, inventory, and receivables and payables management. Additional emphasis is given to core cash management, payment systems and banking relationships. Other topics include cash forecasting, short-term borrowing and risk management.
Students study the techniques used to assess the value of securities and the methods used in the management of investment portfolios. Stocks and bonds are discussed in terms of valuation, risk- return measurement, diversification and other aspects of portfolio theory.
Total Credits: 36
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