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Finance Schools in Vermont

Currently, no colleges or universities offer graduate finance programs in Vermont. However, graduate students can still remain in the state and pursue a master’s in finance by opting for an online finance degree program from a school in another state.

Master’s in Finance Degree Programs in Vermont

Champlain College

Champlain College awards a Master of Business Administration that can be completed in between two and six years through an online course of study. Financial problems and real-world applications are emphasized in the curriculum along with management principles and practice. A graduate certificate in Advanced Management that covers analysis of performance, cash management, and financial decision making is also offered. While this degree is offered online, Champlain College also has a brick and mortar campus in Burlington, and has been recognized by US News & World Report and the Princeton Review as one of the best colleges in its region.

Norwich University

Norwich University offers a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in finance that is completed online. The finance concentration provides an in-depth curriculum that includes a challenging independent research project in which students partner with a business or corporation for case study. The program can be completed in as few as 18 months, and allows students flexibility both in starting and completing the coursework for the degree. Norwich began offering online graduate programs in 1997, and its student body is unique in its mix of civilian and military student cohorts.

University of Vermont

The University of Vermont offers a Master of Business Administration degree that teaches students the fundamentals of all areas of business, including finance. This program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and is inherently flexible to accommodate the needs of working students and students with other time commitments. Financial assistance through scholarships and graduate assistantships is available. The University of Vermont has been ranked as a best value by Kiplinger, a top school by Businessweek, and a best college by US News & World Report.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation oversees the financial activities of finance companies and health care companies operating within the state’s borders. According to the department, Vermont is one of the best places for captive insurance companies to declare domicile, making the regulation of these entities an important facet of the department’s overall responsibilities. Career openings are posted through the state of Vermont’s hiring portal. In the western portion of the state, the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce reports that Burlington is the center for financial activities in Vermont. Morgan Stanley, which has built its reputation on wealth management and institutional investor services, maintains a branch in Rutland. Morgan Stanley is always looking to hear from top candidates interested in applying to positions as analysts and associates. Career opportunities in other functional areas of finance are also available.

Vermont Financial Analyst and Manager Salary and Job Outlook

Financial analysts in Vermont make an average annual salary of $78,510 and financial managers make an average annual salary of $111,840.5 Many financial analysts find work on the state’s northern border, in nonmetropolitan areas and in the urban area of Burlington.6 Financial managers find opportunities that are more equally concentrated throughout the state.7 According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for financial analysts is anticipated to reach 23% between 2010 and 2020, while growth during the corresponding period for financial managers is predicted at 9%.8,9

Vermont Finance Salary and Jobs

OccupationNumber EmployedAverage Salary
Financial Analysts370$77,040
Financial Examiners60$62,440
Financial Managers770$113,670
Loan Officers410$68,170
Personal Financial Advisors170$88,840

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of May 2012.

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Niche College Search: https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges-for-accounting/?type=private&type=public
3. Bloomberg Businessweek: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-best-undergrad-business-schools/
4. US News & World Report: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/mba-rankings
5. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_vt.htm
6. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes132051.htm
7. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes113031.htm
8. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm#tab-6
9. Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm#tab-6