Learn how to solve business challenges by helping organizations manage their finances in the online Bachelor of Science Business Studies in Accounting program. You'll gain valuable accounting knowledge and develop the business-specific skills that employers look for. The online business and accounting degree is ideal for adults who wish to transfer college credits, switch to accounting from another field or supplement a technical background with a bachelor's in business.
At Southern New Hampshire University, you’ll use cutting-edge technology to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. The online BS Business Studies in Accounting program has been developed in consultation with business professionals to ensure students learn real-world applicable business concepts.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your business and accounting degree at SNHU include:
SNHU's online BS Business Studies in Accounting program will prepare you to pursue a wide variety of business and accounting-related careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in accounting and auditing is expected to grow 16 percent by 2020. In addition to positions in public accounting and private industry, a bachelor’s focused in accounting can help you find career opportunities at government agencies, hospitals, social service agencies, education systems and in the international arena.
The business and accounting degree curriculum will provide you with both an accounting and general business course of study. Courses are taught by instructors with professional credentials and experience in business, accounting, taxation and fraud examination.
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.
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.
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.
A detailed presentation is made of the theory and practice applicable to the preparation of federal income tax returns for individuals.
ACC - one (1) Accounting course at the 300 level or BUS 307 - Business Law II Minimum Credits: 3
Free Elective Credits: 30
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
*Tuition rates are subject to change. Changes are generally implemented in June each year.
Additional Costs Books (course by course).
Students are responsible for providing their own internet access.
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