Regular fees: 22572 USD
A strong sense of financial acumen is integral to success in the business world. Increase your marketability by acquiring financial management and investment analysis skills with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance.
Especially suited for small business owners, investment brokers, project analysts and top executives, the MBA in Finance program combines exceptional business training with a focused examination of topics such as short-term financial management, capital budgeting and portfolio management.
Integrated with a multitude of financial concepts, the MBA in Finance takes an even deeper dive in to what you can do with an exciting career in business. 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 MBA in Finance continues this tradition.
Learn how to:
- Analyze financial data using quantitative and qualitative techniques
- Analyze primary and secondary data
- Lead and operate within cross-functional teams
- Demonstrate oral and written communication skills in diverse business environments
- Integrate cross-cultural, economic, geopolitical and systems knowledge
- Learn how to solve complex business problems in a global environment
- Learn to make sustainable business decisions
- Create intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial opportunities in a global environment
- Hone the integration, synthesis and application of business practice
- Develop effective problem-solving and decision-making skill
The MBA in Finance curriculum is also aligned with the industry-leading CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst®) designation’s Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), to ensure the full curriculum is current and relevant2
The MBA in Finance online program prepares you to enter or advance in a number of exciting careers. Professional opportunities range from investment banking to securities to small business development. Because the program core is founded on traditional MBA training, you'll learn practical, valuable skills in areas such as marketing, strategic management and information technology, all of which are in demand.
While your MBA in Finance degree can prepare you for many careers, the future appears especially promising for highly skilled finance professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for business and financial occupations is expected to increase 7% through 2028.1
Employment for top executives across the U.S. is projected to grow 6% from 2018 through 2028.1 The median salary for top executives is $104,690.1 Salaries are strong, but competition for jobs is keen, so having an MBA in Finance could help you stand out in an increasingly competitive job market.
Potential jobs for people with an MBA in Finance include:
- Budget analyst: A budget analyst might advise an organization on how to organize its finances. They might prepare special reports and analyses. Helping an organization manage its finances is a role that requires strong communication skills as well as a sound, holistic view of how businesses are managed.
- Financial advisor: In this role, you might consult with clients on personal investment needs and provide advice for how to meet short- and long-term financial goals. You may invest money on your client's behalf, or even sell insurance products.
- Financial manager: Responsible for the overall financial health of an organization, a financial manager may oversee the budget process, billing or other business matters. This role requires a strong knowledge of financial information as well as a good foundation of business principles.
- Investment analyst: A person in this role conducts research and analyzes financial data to make informed recommendations to their clients about their investments. They may assess profits and loss for their organization or clients or may assess the performance of stocks and bonds in order to make informed recommendations and analyses.
- Business intelligence analysts: In this role, you may look closely at various forms of data to identify areas where your client or organization can improve financially. Strong business skills – as well as excellent financial skills – are crucial here.
- Risk analyst: In this role, your primary responsibility may be to analyze the risk involved in your organization's or client’s financial decisions. Strong analytical and finance skills are helpful here, as are strong communication skills. You may write reports or give presentations to share your recommendations on how to limit risk within a variety of financial matters.
- Management analyst: In this role, you might make recommendations for how a business could improve its overall operations. You might specialize in inventory control or organizational restructuring. Developing solutions and making recommendations for procedures and best practices are hallmarks of this role.
- Accountants and auditors: In this role, you might track, manage, examine and interpret financial documents, taxes and other financial records for your organization. It’s important to feel comfortable working both independently and in teams to be successful in this role.
- Leadership roles in finance: Every business needs someone at the top to take responsibility for operations, planning and finances. While this role may have different job titles, such as chief financial officer, the responsibilities tend to be wide-ranging in scope and require a high level of management expertise.
“The MBA in Finance provides the knowledge to help a business owner or a corporate executive achieve success because finance impacts every strategic decision,” said Kristin Regis, associate dean of business programs at Southern New Hampshire University.
It’s important to note that your education from an MBA in Finance can allow you the opportunity to apply your skills to organizations of all sizes, from small, independent businesses to large corporations, from private industry to government agencies and nonprofits.
An MBA in Finance could also allow you to enjoy owning and operating your own business. This includes creating business plans, hiring and managing staff, developing marketing strategies and handling all financial matters. A strong holistic view of business can help you succeed in this role.
Regular fees: 22572 USD
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