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Undergraduate Major Accounting/Finance (BS)

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. 
  • Innovative programs. Study abroad at little or no extra cost
  • 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 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.

Curriculum

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 Career

SNHU's bachelor's in accounting and finance program includes:

  • General education
  • Business core
  • Degree-specific courses

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:

  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Analysis
  • Problem solving

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.

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Campus Undergraduate Costs

Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals.

Licensure and Certification Disclosures

SNHU has provided additional information for programs that educationally prepare students for professional licensure or certification. Learn more about what that means for your program on our licensure and certification disclosure page.

University Accreditation

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.

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