Southern New Hampshire University For an International specialization, students must complete: • All eight (8) required courses, with CED 602 as the introductory course • Four (4) elective courses, where at least three (3) are “Courses that count toward the International specialization” (above) To graduate without a specialization, students must complete: • All eight (8) required courses, with no stipulation on what introductory course to take • Any four (4) elective courses
Master of Science Degree in Finance Also offered Online and at the following Continuing Education Centers: Nashua, Salem, Portsmouth, and Brunswick Maine. The M.S. program in Finance is designed for professionals seeking the tools and knowledge needed for effective business analysis, decision-making and management in a wide variety of organizations, including non-financial corporations, banks, insurance companies, investment firms and government units. NOTE: A maximum of one (1) course may be exempted by students meeting the appropriate education criteria. As required of all M.S. degree programs offered in the School of Business, a minimum of twelve (12) courses (36 credits) are required to complete the M.S. in Finance degree. M.S. Finance students are required to fulfill the 36credit minimum by taking finance electives as needed. Required Courses Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated ACC 500 Managerial Accounting ECO 500 Managerial Economics ECO 610 Fiscal and Monetary Policies and Practices FIN 500 Financial Management FIN 610 Short-term Financial Management FIN 620 Money and Capital Markets FIN 630 Capital Budgeting and Financing FIN 640 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management FIN 670 Options Analysis and Financial Derivatives FIN 690 Financial Econometrics FIN 700 Seminar in Finance QSO 510 Quantitative Analysis for Decision-Making Select one FIN or ECO elective or INT 620* * Elective credits may be satisfied with a thesis or internship option, up to a maximum of 3 credits for internships.
Master of Science Degree in Information Technology* The M.S. in Information Technology program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in the analysis, design, creation and management of information technology systems. The 12-course (36-credit) program will meet the needs of students in IT-related occupations and those who wish to move into the field from another career specialty. 44
Businesses today are looking for employees with capabilities beyond traditional programming and IT expertise. People who can bridge the communication gap between IT and business are valuable but hard to find, and the demand for this new breed of IT professional is growing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ projection is that IT will add 1.15 million jobs by 2012, an annual growth rate of 3.1 percent, compared to a projected overall U.S. job growth rate of 1.4 percent over that same period.The M.S. in IT prepares students for just these kinds of positions. The IT faculty has extensive business experience and professional connections, has published fourteen books, holds twenty-eight patents, publishes in professional literature, and serves in editorial positions for three scholarly journals. Our students benefit by receiving leading edge knowledge and skills in both the classroom and through internship and job placements. Usually after one term of successful enrollment, qualified students are encouraged to apply for a limited number of Research Assistantships, Lab Assistantships, and Scholarships. The goals of the M.S. program in IT are to: • establish a firm foundation in the theory and practice of information technology systems analysis, design, creation and management. • expose students to the most current tools and approaches. • enable students to develop additional technical competency through internships and concentrated studies within the curriculum. In addition to the core requirements for the graduate M.S. in IT program, the department encourages students to work with advisors to shape their courses of study to fit their academic and professional interests. We provide a pool of electives and independent study arrangements for the greatest flexibility in customizing each student's curriculum. We encourage interdisciplinary studies. Faculty advisors are available to guide and encourage students to actively participate in designing and customizing their programs of study beyond the core courses by selecting an integrated set of courses that match their interests. Beyond the defined programs, topical seminars are offered within the context of special topics courses and through ongoing seminar programs on campus that facilitate the introduction of emerging technology and other new topics. Information Technology Core Courses Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. IT 501 Object Oriented Application Development IT 510 Advanced Computer Information Systems IT 600 Operating Systems IT 610 Object-Oriented Systems IT 625 IT Project and Team Management IT 630 Computer Simulation and Modeling IT 640 Telecommunications and Networking
The Graduate Course Catalog for Southern New Hampshire University for 2011-2012