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Finance Schools in Nevada

This guide provides information about master’s in finance degrees in Nevada. Many finance schools in Nevada offer Master of Business (MBA) degrees with optional concentrations or specific academic tracks. Students can choose from full-time accelerated programs, part-time programs designed for working professionals, and fully online degrees. Graduates with finance degrees may find opportunities to start their own businesses or work for companies in the state after finishing their studies. Continue reading below to learn more about program details and possible career opportunities in Nevada.

Finance Program Stats

  • There are 3 four-year not-for-profit colleges and universities with finance degree programs in Nevada.1
  • 2 schools offer a master’s or advanced degree in finance.1

Institution-Wide Facts

  • Highest graduation rate*: University of Nevada, Reno 54%.1
  • Highest transfer-out rate*: Sierra Nevada College 35%.1
  • Highest net price per year*: Sierra Nevada College $26,370.1
  • Lowest net price per year*: University of Nevada, Las Vegas $11,432.1
  • Annual undergraduate tuition range for finance programs in Nevada*: $7,142-$31,150.1
  • No schools in the Businessweek’s Top Business Undergraduate Programs in 2016.2
  • No schools in the US News Best Business Graduate Schools in 2017 (top 100).3

*For 4-year not-for-profit colleges and universities that offer a finance degree program.

Schools in Nevada with Master’s in Finance Degrees

Traditional Master’s in Finance Programs

University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. The program requires a minimum of two years of professional work experience. All courses are offered in the evening, so both full-time and part-time students can complete the degree at their own pace without interrupting their professional careers. The curriculum starts with core courses such as Financial Reporting and Analysis, Marketing Management, and Economics of the Firm. Students can then tailor their education by choosing an emphasis in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, information technology, or renewable energy. Students also have the option to take graduate courses outside of the College of Business. Most students can complete the program in two to three years, and some courses may be waived if students have completed an equivalent course within the last five years.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Lee Business School at University of Nevada Las Vegas offers a part-time evening Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. This degree is ideal for professionals looking to learn the management and business skills necessary for career advancement. The program emphasizes foundational business concepts as well as the ethical and legal dimensions of business and the interpersonal skills needed to lead an organization. Half of the curriculum is made up of core courses such as Accounting for Managers, Data Modeling and Analysis, Strategic Management, and Finance Decision Making, through which students learn functional skills and strategies to make managerial business decisions in a global setting. After the core classes, students can choose their own electives, ranging from courses like Risk Management and Global Digital Marketing Strategies to New Venture Creation. Full-time students can complete the program in two years, and part-time students may complete their degrees in three to four years.

Roseman University of Health Sciences

At the Roseman University of Health Sciences, students can earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree that reflects their career goals. Students interested in an evening and weekend MBA program can choose the fast-track 14-month option, which is able to be completed while students continue to work. Students already in the College of Pharmacy or College of Dental Medicine can enroll in a dual-degree program. The requirements for a dual degree can be completed in three to four years, and the program is identical to the fast-track MBA curriculum. Both programs prepare graduates for management positions in companies, not-for-profit organizations, and individual business ventures. Students learn leadership-based analytical and problem-solving skills as well as effective communication and teamwork. Coursework is based on class discussions, real-life case studies, team projects, and individual entrepreneurial projects.

Online Master’s in Finance Programs

University of Nevada, Reno

The College of Business Administration at University of Nevada, Reno offers an online Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree ideal for working professionals. This program can be completed entirely online, and students are required to follow the curriculum in a two-year cohort format. Students must have five or more years of professional work experience, and while similar to a traditional MBA, the EMBA is designed specifically for business professionals looking to advance their careers while balancing a full-time job. The program emphasizes problem-solving skills in business environments, organizational management and leadership strategies, and qualitative and quantitative reasoning. Core courses include Economics of the Firm, Financial Reporting and Analysis, and Production and Operations Management.

Nevada Career Opportunities for Graduates

Graduates with master’s in finance degrees in Nevada may find opportunities to work within the state after graduation. Las Vegas is the biggest urban center in Nevada, followed by Reno, Henderson, and Carson City, and these metropolitan areas are home to many companies. The state hosts large utility companies such as Southwest Gas Corporation and healthcare companies like Sierra Health Services. Insurance companies such as Oxford Life Insurance Company and Repwest Insurance Company, as well as financial services companies like Mego Financial Corporation, have headquarters in the state. Nevada is also home to many companies and corporations tied to the tourism and gaming industry, particularly around Las Vegas. Those with advanced degrees in finance may find opportunities to work for one of these many companies in a financial role after graduation.

Nevada Finance Job Information

OccupationNumber EmployedAverage Salary
Business and Financial Operations Occupations43,830$64,450
Financial Analysts770$68,020
Financial Examiners180$70,700
Financial Managers5,430$109,510
Financial Specialists, All Other1,150$53,730
Loan Officers2,200$75,970
Personal Financial Advisors710$121,290

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of 2018.4

Nevada Salary and Job Outlook

Nevada’s finance industry has many possible career opportunities for graduates with master’s degrees in finance. Financial manager positions in the state are projected to grow by 19.2%, or 210 positions a year, through 2024, which is much faster than the national rate of 6.8%.5 Financial specialist positions are projected to grow quickly in the state as well, increasing by 15.8% in Nevada through 2024 compared to 4.9% nationally.5 Personal financial advisors in the state earn an average annual salary of $121,290, similar to the national average of $123,100.4,6 Loan officers in Nevada earn $75,970 annually, which is also nearly the same as the average national salary.4,7 With a growing number of financial positions and competitive salaries, Nevada’s financial sector may provide opportunities for those with degrees in finance after graduation.

Additional Resources

  • Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants (NVCPA) – Society devoted to promoting standards in the accounting field and providing continued education opportunities for members. NVCPA offers education courses as well as networking events.
  • Southern Nevada Association for Financial Professionals (SNAFP) – Organization for professionals in the finance industry. SNAFP organizes educational lectures and networking event, and the group also helps members prepare for and maintain their Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation.
  • Nevada Bankers Association (NBA) – Trade association for the banking industry in the state. NBA organizes advocacy work on behalf of the state’s banks and provides resources and networking opportunities for members.

Directory of Nevada Master’s in Finance Programs

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154
(702) 895-3011
https://www.unlv.edu/

University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N Virginia St
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 784-1110
https://www.unr.edu/

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES): https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Bloomberg, Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2016: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-best-undergrad-business-schools/
3. US News & World Report, Best Business Schools in 2017: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/mba-rankings
4. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Nevada: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nv.htm
5. Projections Central, Long Term Occupational Projections: http://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm
6. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016, Personal Financial Advisors: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes132052.htm
7. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016, Loan Officers: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes132072.htm