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Southern New Hampshire University - Online Master of Science in Finance with Two Concentrations

Southern New Hampshire University offers an online Master of Science in Finance degree with two available concentrations: Corporate Finance and Investments and Securities. The program covers financial analysis, decision-making, quantitative skills, corporate finance, economic theory, investments, and financial markets. In addition, the curriculum aligns with the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute’s (CFA) license and certification standards, better preparing students for certification exams.

Through the Corporate Finance concentration, students learn about cash forecasting, payment systems, liquidity analysis, quantitative risk assessment, capital budgeting, capital structure, and long-term financial approaches to decision-making. Expanded career possibilities include corporate treasurer, financial analyst, cash manager, CFO, director of finance, and controller. Through the Investments and Securities concentration, students learn about investment strategies, portfolio management, fiscal policies and procedures, alternative investments, and quantitative techniques. This degree prepares students for careers in the securities industry.

The online MS in Finance offers five start dates per year, in March, May, August, October, and December. The program is 100% online with no campus visits required. It can be completed in 15 months by taking two courses per ten-week term. Students may be eligible for course waivers or exemptions if they have an undergraduate degree or concentration in finance.

SNHU utilizes Brightspace as its online Learning Management System (LMS). This format allows more personalized and engaged learning, is modern and works on any device. In addition, professors utilize innovative teaching methods to keep learning engaging and collaborative. The MS in Finance program follows an asynchronous format with all materials for each week’s lesson clearly laid out for great flexibility and better time management. Students engage with peers and faculty through multimedia tools, discussion boards, email, chat, and phone conversations. An added benefit for MS in Finance students is SNHUconnect, an online student union, where students share ideas, collaborate on projects, and get feedback from faculty, peers, and alumni.

The online MS in Finance comprises 36 credits including 27 credits of major courses and 9 credits of major electives or a concentration. Core courses include Managerial Economics; Money and Capital Markets; Corporate Financial Management; Financial Modeling; Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management; Risk Management; International Corporate Finance; and Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making. In addition, students complete a Graduate Finance Capstone. General electives include Short-Term Financial Management; Capital Budgeting & Financing; and Option Analysis & Financial Derivatives. Students without a finance background may need to complete foundation courses including Mathematics and Statistics for Business; Economics for Business; and Financial Reporting and Analysis.

Corporate Finance concentration courses include Short-Term Financial Management; Creating Value: Merger/Acquisition; and Long-Term Financing & Capital Structure Theory.

Investments and Securities concentration courses include Analytical Tools in Portfolio Management; International Investments/Portfolio Management; and Option Analysis & Financial Derivatives.

Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE). The SNHU School of Business is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Southern New Hampshire University

Programs: Online MS in Finance, Online MS in Finance - Corporate Finance, Online MS in Finance - Investments And Securities
Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE); Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Online MS in Finance

Program Highlights
  • Topics covered include financial analysis, decision-making, quantitative skills, corporate finance, economic theory, investments, and financial markets
  • Curriculum aligns with license and certification standards so students are better prepared for certification exams
  • Choose the MS in Finance degree or one of two concentrations
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making; Short-Term Financial Management; Capital Budgeting and Financing; Risk Management; Option Analysis and Financial Derivatives
Instruction Methods: Student-centered courses are available online 24/7, and students have many tools at their disposal for interacting with fellow students and completing assignments like papers, group projects, and sometimes a larger final project
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 36 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Five starts throughout the year
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 15 months (2 courses per 10 week term)
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.75
Testing Requirements: No GMAT or GRE required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$22,572 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $627.00

Visit degrees.snhu.edu to learn more about the SNHU Online MS in Finance Program

Online MS in Finance - Corporate Finance

Program Highlights
  • Topics covered include cash forecasting, payment systems, liquidity analysis, quantitative risk assessment, capital budgeting, capital structure, and long-term financial approaches to decision-making
  • Expanded career possibilities include corporate treasurer, financial analyst, cash manager, CFO, director of finance, and controller
  • Students complete 9 concentration credits in Corporate Finance
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Short-Term Financial Management; Creating Value: Merger/Acquisition; Long-Term Financing & Capital Structure Theory; Financial Modeling; International Corporate Finance
Instruction Methods: Student-centered courses are available online 24/7, and students have many tools at their disposal for interacting with fellow students and completing assignments like papers, group projects, and sometimes a larger final project
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 36 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Five starts throughout the year
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 15 months (2 courses per 10 week term)
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.75
Testing Requirements: No GMAT or GRE required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$22,572 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $627.00

Visit degrees.snhu.edu to learn more about the SNHU Online MS in Finance Program

Online MS in Finance - Investments And Securities

Program Highlights
  • Topics covered include investment strategies, portfolio management, fiscal policies and procedures, alternative investments, and quantitative techniques
  • Students will be prepared for careers in the securities industry
  • Students complete 9 concentration credits in Investments and Securities
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Analytical Tools in Portfolio Management; International Investments/Portfolio Management; Option Analysis & Financial Derivatives; Money and Capital Markets; Corporate Financial Management
Instruction Methods: Student-centered courses are available online 24/7, and students have many tools at their disposal for interacting with fellow students and completing assignments like papers, group projects, and sometimes a larger final project
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 36 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Five starts throughout the year
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 15 months (2 courses per 10 week term)
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.75
Testing Requirements: No GMAT or GRE required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$22,572 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $627.00

Visit degrees.snhu.edu to learn more about the SNHU Online MS in Finance Program