BS Business Studies: Accounting Degree Online

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Accounting Degree Online from SNHU

Is an Online Accounting Degree Right for You?

Are you seeking to enter the accounting field or are you currently in the field and seeking to upgrade your skills? If you have credits to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program, you should consider the online Business and Accounting Degree online at SNHU. Accounting is a growing field with plenty of opportunities. A Business and Accounting Bachelor Degree could help you meet your career goals. Earn a Business and Accounting Degree online and enjoy a wide range of employment opportunities and potential long-term job security.

Why the Online BS in Business and Accounting Program at SNHU?

As a private, affordable, nonprofit, accredited university, SNHU focuses on insuring you have the skills you need to succeed. Whether you enroll in the Business Studies Accounting Degree online program or at any of our five regional campuses, you will benefit from all that SNHU has to offer:
  • Quality education at one of the most affordable tuition rates available.
  • Choose how you want to learn: Online, campus-based or a combination of both.
  • Professors and instructors who are actively involved with their students’ success.
  • High-quality instruction from SNHU’s accounting faculty that includes certified public accountants, certified management accountants and certified fraud examiners.
  • Students in our online accounting degree programs have 24/7/365 access to class – attend when it is most convenient for you.

Business and Accounting Degree Employment Opportunities

When you enroll in SNHU's online Business Studies Accounting Degree program, you will receive a solid foundation in accounting business principles and practices. The program prepares you for a career in scores of accounting related fields including public and corporate accounting, taxation, banking, financial analysis and auditing.

Accounting is a high-growth occupation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics finds "employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 16 percent between 2010 and 2020".

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

Who Should Consider the Business and Accounting Degree Program?

The Business and Accounting Degree is ideal for adults who wish to transfer college credits, switch to accounting from another field, or supplement a technical degree or background with a Bachelor's Degree in Business focusing on Accounting.

Are you interested in accounting as well as another business discipline? The Business Studies-Accounting Online Degree curriculum enables you to focus on another business concentration as well.

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.

Business Studies Accounting Curriculum

This Accounting Bachelor Degree online program is of interest to students wanting to combine accounting with general business study. Whether you pursue the Business Studies Accounting Degree online or attend one of our campuses, you will receive a broad grounding in accounting and business.

Required Core Courses

Business and Accounting Degree Concentration 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
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.
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.
UC: ENG-10, ENG-120, ENG-121H or ENG-200; ADB-125

Free Elective Credits: 30

Total Credits: 120

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