BS Accounting Finance Degree Online

Finance Degree Online from SNHU

Is an Online Finance Degree Focusing on Accounting Right for You?

If playing a key role in the financial success of a business interests you, consider the Online Finance Degree at SNHU. This online BS in Accounting-Finance program combines the investment and budget strategies of a finance degree with the detail orientation of an accounting degree. The BS in Accounting-Finance degree online focuses on the development of real-world skills desired by employers. The financial accounting theories and principles that you will learn will be applicable throughout your career.

Why Choose the BS in Accounting Finance Degree Online Program at SNHU?

As a private, affordable, nonprofit, accredited university, SNHU focuses on ensuring you have the necessary skills to succeed. Whether you enroll in the Accounting Finance Degree Online or through any of our five regional campuses, you will benefit from an SNHU education:
  • Quality education at one of the most affordable tuition rates available.
  • Professors and instructors who are actively involved with their students' success.
  • Choose how you want to learn: Online, campus-based or a combination of both.
  • High-quality instruction from both the accounting and finance faculties that include certified public accountants, certified management accountants and finance professionals.
  • Students in our online accounting and finance degree programs have 24/7/365 access to class – attend when it is most convenient for you.

Accounting Finance Degree Online Focus

The Online Finance Degree is flexible enough to meet your career goals. Unlike many traditional programs, you choose the course of study that interests you. You can focus on optimizing a business’ financial assets or concentrate on course work to assist you in attaining a CPA.
Those interested in accounting will receive a solid foundation in accounting principles and practices. The online accounting program prepares you for a career in public and corporate accounting, taxation, banking, financial analysis, auditing, government services with the IRS or FBI, or scores of other accounting-related careers.    Students pursuing a finance career learn the skills necessary to assess the performance and suitability of a firm’s financial position as well as its stocks, bonds and other investments.

Accounting Employment Opportunities

Accounting is a high-growth occupation. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics finds "employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 16 percent between 2010 and 2020" and that "demand for thorough financial documentation is expected to increase in response to recent financial crises and subsequent financial regulations."

Visit our Career Development Center online to learn more about career opportunities in Accounting.

Transfer of Credit

If you’re a student who wants to transfer to SNHU or if you simply want to finish what you’ve started, we try to make transferring as easy as possible. We’ll accept up to 90 transferred academic credits and automatically complete an official credit evaluation as part of the application review process.

Accounting Finance Curriculum

Pursuing an Accounting Finance Degree online or at one of our campuses ensures the curriculum provides a solid foundation in accounting and finance principles and practices.

Students select the BS Accounting-Finance online program of study that interests them most. The degree is of interest to students seeking to study accounting and finance without following the traditional certified public accountant track. The program also offers an option for students who wish to follow the traditional CPA track. These students can fulfill the necessary CPA requirements by taking certain upper-level accounting courses as free electives.

Required Core Courses

Accounting/Finance (BS) Online - 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.
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.
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.
ACC-203 or ACC-307
ECO-306: Money and Banking
This course covers three broad areas. The first is the banking industry's regulations and internal operations. The second area focuses on the banking industry's role in the national economy, including monetary policy and its macroeconomic effect on prices, employment and growth. International banking is the third area covered and includes an overview of institutional arrangements and the effects of international banking on the world economy. Writing intensive course.
ECO-201 and ECO-202
FIN-330: Corporate Finance
This course is a corporate finance elective intended to extend and further develop the long-term investment and financing topics introduced in FIN-320 Principles of Finance. The course addresses issues that face modern corporate managers when making capital budgeting and capital structure decisions, and focuses on applied managerial decision-making. Corporate Finance is designed for students seeking a more thorough understanding of the economic analysis of strategic and tactical investments, the effect financial leverage has on firm value, and the integration of investment and financial corporate strategies. Topics addressed include advanced techniques in capital budgeting, firm valuation, capital structure, firm/division cost of capital, and quantitative risk assessment. Writing intensive course.
FIN-336: Multinational Corporate Finance
This course emphasizes aspects of financial planning for corporations with overseas operations. The sources and uses of corporate funds abroad are evaluated and criteria for choosing among alternative foreign investments are analyzed. The effects of international corporate financial planning, including such factors as the characteristics of foreign money and capital markets, international financial institutions, exchange rate changes, currency restrictions, tax regulations and accounting practices, are examined. Global marker.
FIN-340: Fundamentals of Investments
This course introduces and examines various investment vehicles, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and commodities. This course emphasizes the decision-making process that underlies all investment decisions.

ACC ELE - Students may select one 300 or 400-level Accounting elective
ACC/FIN ELE - Students may select two (2) 300 or 400-level Accounting or Finance electives

Free Elective Credits: 15

Total Credits: 120

SNHU's online degree programs meet the needs of today's students while ensuring educational quality and real-world applicability. Contact us to learn more about the SNHU difference.

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