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Online Master's Degree MS in Accounting Finance

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Register By: February 20 Classes Start: February 22

Expand Your Financial Expertise with an Accounting Finance Master’s Degree

Corporations and organizations large and small are in need of qualified, trained financial professionals who recognize the importance of accurate quantitative analysis and compliance with strict financial statement regulations.

Master of Science in Accounting Finance Degree Benefits:

  • Median annual salary of $121,750 for financial managers*
  • 19% projected job growth for financial managers through 2026*
  • Key courses include: Cost Accounting, Auditing, Business Law and Corporate Financial Management. Request degree information now.

SNHU's accounting and finance master's degree program will give you the tools you need to help these entities thrive by teaching you auditing methods, budgeting, cost analysis, financial reporting, and individual and corporate tax preparation.

Why SNHU?

  • Multiple term starts throughout the year - complete your degree at your own pace
  • 24/7 online accessibility - attend class when and where it's convenient
  • More than an 80-year history of graduating successful business students
  • This program is accredited by both NECHE and ACBSP
  • One of the lowest tuition rates in the nation

Gain the important financial analysis and quantitative skills required for leadership or management positions with this online master's from Southern New Hampshire University. Apply online today!

See Yourself Succeed in Accounting Finance

Developed with input from corporate partners like Fidelity, the MS in Accounting Finance online degree program can open up a variety of career opportunities in for-profit, nonprofit and municipal sectors. Your professors, who collectively bring decades of accounting and financial experience into the coursework, know which skills are needed in the workplace today and how to prepare you to meet those needs.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your online accounting and finance master’s degree at SNHU include:

  • Affordability. Take advantage of some of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation
  • Convenience. Attend class when it’s convenient for you – online education means 24/7 access
  • Efficiency and flexibility. Complete your graduate degree in as few as 15 months, with two courses per 10-week term
  • Expert instruction. Learn from instructors with relevant, real-world experience
  • Minimal requirements. No GMAT or GRE required for admission
  • Networking. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni for tips and career opportunities
  • Student support. Count on the ongoing support of dedicated academic and career advisors specialized in your area of study

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Career Outlook

With the business world facing increased scrutiny to comply with strict accounting practices, there's steady demand for trained professionals in corporate finance, banking, investing, government and nonprofits. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, opportunities for accountants and auditors are expected to grow 10% through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.* Careers in accounting and finance include:

  • public and corporate accountant
  • budget analyst
  • investment analyst
  • personal financial planner

Please note: Students cannot earn CPA certification simply by earning a college degree. If you wish to follow the traditional CPA track upon graduation, you'll need to verify you meet all requirements to sit for the exam. Licensing requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary from state to state, so it's best to review your state-specific requirements. For state-by-state educational requirements, consult the website of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). For state-by-state CPA licensing requirements, consult the Accounting Licensing Library, powered by the NASBA. The content of our programs aligns with the Content and Skill Specification Outlines (CSOs/SSOs) set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and fulfills the educational requirements for CPA certification in most states.

Curriculum

The online curriculum combines theory with practice in two in-demand fields. You’ll broaden your skill set in areas such as budgetary analysis, cost accounting and financial management.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Graduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 15 credits 
Degree/Certificates $1,881 $627 $9,405 
Degree/Certificates
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)
$1,410 $470 $7,050 

Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Additional Costs:
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Licensure and Certification Disclosures

SNHU has provided additional information for programs that educationally prepare students for professional licensure or certification. Learn more about what that means for your program on our licensure and certification disclosure page.

University Accreditation

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.

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm (viewed online August 1, 2017). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth
**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm (viewed online December 6, 2017). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.