Business Studies / Accounting (BS)

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Get a top-notch business education with the opportunity to specialize in Southern New Hampshire University’s business studies program.

This degree is ideal for adult learners and traditional undergraduates who wish to transfer college credits, switch to business from another discipline or supplement a technical degree or background with a bachelor’s degree in business.

The program includes concentrations in a number of disciplines, enabling students to further tailor their studies. Students may choose more than one concentration, giving them even more of an edge in the job market.

Accounting Concentration

Accounting, sometimes called "the language of business," is one of the nation's fastest-growing professions. Professional accountants are in demand. Their influence and prestige is increasing. Businesses recognize employees who have sound financial, accounting and management knowledge as well as language and computer skills. Professionals with adequate accounting knowledge work with middle and upper management and in public accounting, where complex financial transactions are analyzed and reported.

Required Core Courses

General Education Program

Accounting Major Courses

ACC-207: Cost Accounting
This course examines the accounting concepts and practices used in the recording, classifying and reporting of cost data. An analysis is made of the behavior of costs and its use to management in the planning and control process. Budgeting, standard cost, job order and process are examined, along with special problems in cost accounting.
Prerequisites:
ACC-102 or ACC-214 or ACC-202
ACC-307: Intermediate Accounting I
This is the first of three courses in intermediate accounting. These courses are designed to extend a student's knowledge of financial accounting practices. The first course focuses on understanding the theoretical framework that provides the foundations for the development of various accounting standards, regulations and practices. This followed by a review of the accounting cycle, including adjusting, correcting, reversing, and closing entries. Students will learn how to prepare accurate and complex financial statements including required disclosures that must accompany an organization's income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows; and how time value of money impacts the recording of various transactions. The course concludes with a presentation of techniques to analyze income measurement and profitability analysis.
Prerequisites:
ACC-102 or ACC-214 or ACC-202
ACC-308: Intermediate Accounting II
This is the second of three courses in intermediate accounting. These courses are designed to extend a student's knowledge of financial accounting practices. The second course focuses on an improved understanding of a company's assets and begins a discussion of liabilities. Students will study the recording and disclosure requirements for cash and receivables, inventories, long-lived operational assets and investments, which also serve as financial instruments for an organization. The course concludes with a presentation of recording and disclosure requirements for current and long-term liabilities. Integrated within this course will be exposure to CPA simulation questions and the use of the FARS database for conducting accounting research.
Prerequisites:
ACC-203 or ACC-307
ACC-330: Federal Taxation I
A detailed presentation is made of the theory and practice applicable to the preparation of federal income tax returns for individuals.
Prerequisites:
ACC-102 or ACC-202
OL-215: Principles of Management
This course is designed to examine the fundamentals and principles of management in order to develop an understanding of management in any formal organization. Special attention is paid to planning and decision-making. International management is also covered. Offered every semester. Writing Intensive Course.
Prerequisites:
ENG-10,ENG-120 ENG-121H or ENG-200 ADB-125 or OL-125 or TCI-250

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