Zeroing in on a career in the lucrative accounting field? SNHU offers a quicker way to earn the qualifications you need to reach your goal with our online BS to MS accelerated accounting degree online program.
You can save time and tuition with this specially designed accelerated accounting program, created for focused students who want to earn both their BS and MS and need a master's to sit for their state's CPA exam. This affordable program enables you to graduate with a marketable edge in the job market and be well on your way toward achieving your career goals.
The bottom line: The faster you earn your degrees, the sooner you can launch the career in accounting you desire.
The flexibility of the BS to MS accelerated accounting degree online program enables you to begin working in the field while pursuing your education. As with SNHU’s MS in Accounting degrees, this online program meets the 150 credit-hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam in most states.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your accounting degrees at SNHU include:
Students enrolled in the BS to MS accelerated degree program must apply to move onto the MS portion of the program by the end of their junior year and have a 2.75 grade point average. They must also maintain a B average in the two master's-level courses included in the accelerated program to count toward the 150 total credits. Contact an admission counselor or academic advisor to learn more.
Earning your BS and MS in Accounting will help you interact effectively with executive management and strengthen your ability to succeed in middle and senior management positions. You’ll also be prepared to take professional certification exams for Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Auditing and accounting positions are expected to grow 13 percent through 2022, much higher than the average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Plus, with a master’s degree under your belt, you could earn up to 20 percent more than those with only bachelor’s degrees.
The BA to MS accelerated accounting degree online program provides a solid foundation in accounting principles and practices in the bachelor's degree courses and builds on it with knowledge of advanced accounting in the master’s degree courses.
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.
This is the last of three courses in intermediate accounting. These courses are designed to extend a student's knowledge of financial accounting practices. Students will study the reporting and disclosure requirements for more complex accounting topics that would include leases, accounting for income taxes and pensions, and shareholders' equity, including share-based compensation and various earnings per share (EPS) computations. Other financial reporting issues discussed include accounting changes and error corrections as well as the presentation of requirements for partnership accounting issues. Integrated within this course will be exposure to CPA simulation questions and the use of the FARS database for conducting accounting research.
Accountants and other business professionals are often called upon to evaluate the financial health and market value of their company and of other companies under consideration for acquisition. This course presents theory, tools and techniques that are later applied to the actual analysis of a publicly traded company, as well as an introduction to fundamental valuation techniques. It will extend prior analysis to include the computation of free cash flows, the interpretation of notes to financial statements and the integration of information provided in various SEC filings to evaluate a corporation's future prospects. This is a team intensive course.
Advanced Accounting includes a comprehensive examination and analysis of the accounting principles and procedures that are applicable to special areas of business. The topics covered are partnerships, consignments, installment sales, branches, business combinations, consolidations, bankruptcy, foreign exchange, and estates and trusts. Particular emphasis is placed on problem solving.
The study begun in Business Law I continues as the topics of commercial paper, real and personal property, creditors' rights and bankruptcy, agency, business organizations, estate planning and government regulation of business are explored.
This course introduces the student to various commercial accounting software application programs. The student will have hands-on experience with actual computer preparation of accounting transactions using accounting software in general ledger, financial statement preparation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cost control and allocation and budgeting. It is assumed that students have a basic working knowledge of personal computers. Programming knowledge is not necessary.
This course covers the accounting principles and procedures applicable to governmental and nonprofit institutions.
This course presents an in-depth examination of audit programs and procedures. It emphasizes the review of internal controls as required during an audit engagement, as well as the considerations pertaining to both clients and auditors.
This course provides a comprehensive study of the concepts, procedures, and practices of accounting systems that record, classify, and report cost data. These systems are designed to aid in the cost-effective operation of for-profit and non- profit organizations. This course focuses on cost behaviors, alternative cost systems, and accounting tools for planning and control. Additional topics studied would include relevant cost analysis for management decisions, cost/ revenue allocation methods, inventory management, and transfer pricing.
This course focuses on accounting in the global marketplace and reviews international accounting standards for financial reporting and introduces and compares taxation and financial and managerial accounting issues in the international environment. NOTE: ACC 680 can be used as an international business elective.
Free Elective Credits: 12
Total Credits: 120
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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