Finance Degree for Jobs in New Hampshire


From Wall Street to Windham, talented brokers, advisors and analysts are responsible for helping corporate clients and wealthy families in New England preserve and grow their wealth. With the seventh-highest median household income in the nation, New Hampshire’s financial services industry supports thousands of jobs that pay generous wages.

Personal financial advisors earn a 90th percentile income higher than the reporting ceiling for the US Department of Labor. Bankers in New Hampshire also enjoy top wages, with loan officers in the state earning the third-highest average wage for this profession in the nation.

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Degrees Available to Finance Majors in New Hampshire

Combined, New Hampshire’s business schools offer around a dozen programs for finance majors. These range from associate’s degree programs to doctorates available through conventional classroom based programs and flexible online programs designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.

Associate's Degrees in Finance – Designed for entry-level professionals preparing to become Series 7 Licensed stockbrokers, investment advisor representatives, among others:

  • Associate Degree in Business with an emphasis in Finance
    • Located in Laconia, Portsmouth, Manchester, Concord, Nashua, Claremont, and Berlin
    • Some courses offered online
    • 70 semester hours
  • Associate Degree in Finance
    • Online only
    • 60 semester hours

Bachelor's Degrees in Finance – Designed for those preparing to become series 65 licensed investment advisors, client service supervisors, budget analysts, loan officers, or loan underwriters, among others:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance
    • Located in Plymouth
    • Some courses offered online
    • 120 semester hours
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance
    • Located in Nashua
    • 121-122 semester hours
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance
    • Located in Manchester
    • 120 semester hours
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Studies with a concentration in Business Finance
    • Located in Manchester and Concord
    • Online option
    • 120 semester hours
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance
    • Located in Durham
    • Some courses offered online
    • 120 semester hours

Master's Degrees in Finance – Designed for those preparing to excel as Certified Government Financial Managers (CGFM), senior associates, Certified Financial Planners (CFP), among others:

  • Master of Science (MS) in Finance
    • Located in Manchester
    • Online option
    • 36 semester hours
    • Applicants can have a bachelor's degree in any subject, and may be required to take prerequisite courses in the field of business, math, and economics
  • Master of Science (MS) in Finance
    • Online only
    • 32 semester hours
    • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in any subject

Graduate Certificates in Finance – Designed for those from a professional background preparing for a career in corporate and consumer finance:

  • Investment and Finance Certificate
    • Located in Plymouth
    • 12 semester hours
    • Applicants can have an undergraduate degree in any field
  • Graduate Certificate in Finance
    • Located in Manchester
    • 18 semester hours
    • Applicants can have an undergraduate degree in any field
  • Graduate Certificate in Finance
    • Online only
    • 15 semester hours
    • Applicants can be admitted upon completion of prerequisites, no degree required

MBAs in Finance – Designed for those with a professional business background that want to pursue executive leadership jobs in corporate finance:

  • MBA with a specialization in Finance
    • Located in Hanover
    • 83 semester hours
    • Applicants can have a bachelor's degree in any field
  • MBA in Finance
    • Online only
    • 48-60 quarter hours
    • Applicants can have a bachelor's degree in any subject
  • MBA in Finance
    • Online only
    • 39 semester hours
    • Applicants can have an undergraduate degree in any subject

Doctorate Degrees in Finance – Designed for everyone from academics to hedge fund managers, among others:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Management with a specialization in Finance
    • Online only
    • 120 quarter hours
    • Applicants must have a master's degree in any subject
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with a specialization in Finance
    • Online only
    • 82 quarter hours
    • Applicants must have a master's degree in any subject

Top Employers in New Hampshire’s Finance Industry

According to the US Department of Labor, the 48,520 professionals working in New Hampshire's finance industry earned $3.22 billion in wages alone in 2016. Collectively New Hampshire's finance firms manage tens of billions of dollars:

  • Pax World Investments – Individual and group sustainable investing company headquartered in Portsmouth; 50 corporate employees and $4.14 billion in assets under management
  • Global Forest Partners – Forestry investment advising company headquartered in Lebanon; 30 corporate employees and $3.65 billion in assets under management
  • Lake Street Advisors – Independent investment advising company located in Portsmouth; 29 corporate employees and $2.7 billion in assets under management

An Analysis of Wages in New Hampshire’s Financial Services Sector

Provided by the US Department of Labor, these annual wages are listed in order starting with the 10th percentile average income, total average income, and 90th percentile average income:

  • Financial Managers – $59,480; $119,610; $196,480
  • Accountants and Auditors – $45,000; $71,600; $104,140
  • Budget Analysts – $48,470; $68,660; $92,700
  • Financial Analysts – $40,770; $77,930; $137,850
  • Personal Financial Advisors – $50,490; $138,320; $208,000*
  • Financial Examiners – $49,370; $89,300; $157,310
  • Loan Officers – $34,960; $88,780; $172,120

*Income is at or above $208,000 per year. The US Department of Labor does not publish wage data beyond this value. 

Job Growth Projections for Finance Professionals in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau has made the following job growth projections for finance professionals for the period spanning 2014-2024. All exceed the national job growth levels:

  • Personal Finance Advisors – 37 percent growth
  • Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents – 12 percent growth
  • Loan Officers – 11 percent growth
  • Budget Analysts – 11 percent growth
  • Financial Managers – 9 percent growth
  • Accountants and Auditors – 9 percent growth

 

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