Take Charge and Become a Leader in Finance with a Master's in Finance
Position yourself for greater success by earning a Master of Science in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University. You'll gain the financial analysis and quantitative skills you need to become a leader in the field. Coursework in investments, corporate finance, advanced economic theory and financial markets will help you secure professional and management positions.
The MS in Finance program is taught during the day on our campus in Manchester. Coupled with a test-prep course, this unique program prepares you to take the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 exam. The program has three terms per year - September, January and May, which allows you to complete the program in 12-18 months. You can start your program during any one of the three terms.
See Yourself Succeed in Finance
Southern New Hampshire University has a long history of providing highly respected finance-related undergraduate and graduate degrees, having been founded as an accounting school in 1932. Our MS in Finance degree program continues this fine tradition. As a SNHU student, you'll have access to internship and networking opportunities through well-connected alumni who have earned their graduate finance degrees.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master's in finance at SNHU include:
- Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success.
- Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire.
- Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands.
- Efficiency and flexibility. Complete your graduate degree on campus in 12-18 months, with 3-5 courses per 16-week term.
- Minimal requirements. No GRE or GMAT required for admission.
- Networking. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni for tips and career opportunities.
- Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH, named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine.
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 admission 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.
When you earn a master's in finance, you'll acquire financial knowledge and analytical skills with widespread appeal to employers in a variety of industries, including corporate finance, commercial banking, securities analysis, investment banking, financial planning, risk management and insurance.
Career opportunities for MS in Finance degree holders are varied, and the number of jobs continues to grow. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, personal financial advising jobs are projected to soar, with expected growth of 30% through 2024. Employment of financial analysts is expected to rise by 12%. Positions in finance will continue to grow for those with a master's degree, both inside and outside of the finance industry.
Coursework for the master's in finance program provides a solid understanding of quantitative tools and analysis relative to financial markets, financial institutions, government and corporate applications. Experienced faculty bring a high level of real-world experience, integrating theory and practice.
|View Full Curriculum in the Catalog|
|MS in Finance|
|Courses May Include|
|MS in Finance Campus|
|ECO 500||Managerial Economics||Managerial economics involves applying economic theory and using the tools of decision science to examine how an organization can achieve its objectives most efficiently in the face of constraints. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in mathematics and 3 credit hours in microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics or equivalent.|
|FIN 550||Corporate Financial Management||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.|
|FIN 620||Money and Capital Markets||This course analyzes processes within the U.S. financial system. Students study the nature of its major participants and their objectives and procedures for assessing opportunities and pricing risk. Students also analyze the role of the financial system in the allocation of credit to different sectors, its responsiveness to economic activity and its continuous adaptation to changing needs. Emphasis is placed on the role and functions of the Federal Reserve System.|
|FIN 685||Risk Management||This course focuses on assessing and mitigating risk within the financial industry. Students will evaluate corporate investments, diversification, and portfolios using current industry tools and strategies to manage both risk and return.|
|FIN 691||Financial Modeling||The course focuses on financial modeling as a tool in contemporary financial analysis. The course includes theoretical development, financial analysis, applications of financial modeling, and modeling approaches. Students use mathematical tools and apply statistical tests to evaluate and analyze a company's financial health, performance, and risk level of informed decision making.|
|FIN 700||Graduate Finance Capstone||This capstone course is the culminating experience for the M.S. in Finance program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework, rather than introducing new concepts. This course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements.|
|INT 620||International Corporate Finance||Analyze functions of international financial markets. Discuss corporations' exposures to financial risks in global markets and how corporations address these risks and global funding strategies. Examine exchange rate systems, interest rate parity, and management of real exchange rate risk.|
|QSO 510||Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making||This is a survey of the mathematical, probabilistic and statistical tools available for assisting in the operation and management of industrial organizations.|
|Total Credits: 36|
Earning your degree is a smart choice to advance your career, and investing in an affordable program increases your ROI. We keep our costs low to remove barriers between you and your goals.
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.
This program and its concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.