The Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance major offers you the coursework you need to qualify for careers in the accounting or finance professions. The degree prepares you for meaningful employment in areas such as accounting, banking, corporate finance, insurance, investments and personal finance.
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In this program you'll study the complexities of economic activity and the demands that all firms face in focusing on the bottom-line, financial perspective. Unlike many traditional programs, you choose the course of study that interests you.
If you're interested in accounting, you'll receive a solid foundation in accounting principles and practices. The accounting and finance BS prepares you for careers in such areas as: corporate accounting, banking, financial analysis, government services, or other accounting-related areas. 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.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in accounting finance at SNHU include:
An undergraduate degree in accounting and finance will prepare you for careers in areas such as: banking and corporate finance, the treasury, and financial analysis. In addition to pursuing positions in accounting and private industry, you can also pursue roles in government agencies, hospitals, social service agencies, education systems and in the international arena.
Pursuing an undergraduate accounting and finance BS will give you a solid foundation in accounting and finance principles and practices.
SNHU's bachelor's in accounting and finance program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Business Core Program
Programs in the School of Business require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
This course is designed to give students an introduction to financial accounting and reporting techniques and concepts including an overview of the accounting cycle, financial statements and ethical responsibilities of accountants in business.
Review introductory concepts including the accounting cycle, journal and adjusting entries. Learn to address more intricate accounting scenarios such as recording more complex financial statement elements. Apply theoretical frameworks and various accounting standards and regulations to the proper preparation of financial statements.
Apply accounting rules and methodologies for increasingly complex transactions and elements to create more extensive financial statements. Assess a company's financial performance using appropriate ratio analysis to support informed decision making.
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.
This course focuses on the topics of corporate finance with the intent to extend and further develop the long-term investment and financing topics introduced in either the Principles or Foundations 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.
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.
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.
Total Credits: 120
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
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