Solve complex financial problems with a Master of Science in finance. Whether you are looking to advance your career or break into a new area of business, an advanced degree in finance will position you to compete for some of the most lucrative and competitive jobs on the market.
Why choose UNH's M.S. in Finance program?
Globally-known for its high national ranking in The Princeton Review, the University of New Hampshire's Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics has long been a trusted choice for aspiring professionals. You will learn from faculty with nationally recognized research and real-world business experience, like Associate Professor of Finance Yixin Liu. You will study on one of the safest university campuses in the United States, on the east coast of the country close the major U.S. financial hubs of Boston and New York City.
The curriculum has been designed by Paul College’s accounting and finance faculty in consultation with the department’s advisory board to assist students in furthering careers in finance and in preparing for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.
Why get a master’s degree in finance?
There is a critical need for finance professionals educated with the analytical, problem-solving and ethical skills necessary to navigate their fields and lead their organizations. An M.S. in finance is perfect if you who wish to build and deepen your foundation of financial knowledge and develop the highest level of skills in financial modeling, investment analysis, programming, and the communication of complex financial information. If you hold a bachelor’s degree from any major and have strong motivation and good quantitative skills, you can apply for the M.S. in finance program.
Why choose UNH’s M.S. in finance program?
STEM designated: Perfectly positioned for international students. With a STEM-designated focus on mathematical finance, you will graduate from the M.S. in finance program and be able to apply for a 24-month OPT STEM Extension to your 12-month Optional Practical Training Program (OPT) period, allowing you to work in the United States for up to 36 months after graduation with no additional visa requirement.
Flexible: The program is offered in two formats – a 12- or 18-month full-time format (18 months includes a summer internship) and a two-year part-time format.
Specialized: With three tracks, you can focus on financial analytics and fintech, investments, or design your own path.
CFA prep: The curriculum helps prepare you for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.
Convenient: Work part time or full time while you study, with late afternoon/evening in-classroom instruction plus hybrid courses that combine classroom and online components.
4 + 1 option: As an undergraduate student you can complete prerequisites during senior year, giving you a jump-start on your graduate degree.
AACSB Accredited: Learn at a school that is among only 5 % of business schools worldwide to meet the gold standard for the highest quality programs.
Potential career areas
- Financial analyst
- Hedge fund management
- Investment banking
- Personal financial advisor
- Risk management
- Securities, commodities and finance services sales
- Wealth management