Enhance Your Financial Skills with a BS in Accounting & Finance
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.
See Yourself Succeed as an Accounting & Finance Major
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:
- Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success
- Affordability. It’s our mission to make higher education more accessible. That’s why, SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire.
- Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands
- Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities
- Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, N.H., named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine
Internship & Outcomes
An undergraduate degree in accounting and finance can 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 provides cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.
Courses To Prepare You For Your Life & Career
SNHU's bachelor's in accounting and finance program includes:
- General education courses
- Business core
- Degree-specific courses
General Education Program
SNHU's required general education program, known as The Commons, aims to guide you toward success in not only your academic career, but your personal and professional life too.
Throughout the curriculum, you'll gain some of the most in-demand skills in today's workplace, including:
- Research and information analysis
- Diverse audience communication
- Critical thinking and ethical problem solving
- Leadership, emotional intelligence and collaboration
This expertise will prove practical, transferable and invaluable as you grow in your career and contribute positively to society.
Beyond foundational skill development, the general education program also provides the benefit of allowing you to explore a wide range of fields outside of your intended major.
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.
|View Full Curriculum in the Catalog|
|BS in Accounting & Finance|
|Courses May Include|
|BS in Accounting & Finance - Campus|
|ACC 317||Intermediate Accounting I||In this course, students will take an in-depth look at financial statement elements and the interplay of various financial transactions represented on a financial statement. Students will apply theoretical frameworks and research accounting principles and concepts for the proper preparation and interpretation of financial statements. Students will utilize authentic industry tools and technologies to prepare financial statements and connect concepts learned to the importance of financial information for its users.|
|ACC 318||Intermediate Accounting II||In this course, students will study the liabilities and equities side of the balance sheet and apply accounting concepts for the proper preparation of financial statements. Students will analyze the inflows and outflows of cash for an organization and prepare accurate cash flow statements using direct and indirect methods. Students will utilize authentic tools and technologies to apply accounting principles to a variety of financial reporting situations.|
|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.|
|FIN 330||Corporate Finance||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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Total Credits: 120|
Licensure and Certification Disclosures
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Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.
This program and its concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.