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Online Bachelor's Degree BS in Accounting Finance

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Register By: August 28 Classes Start: August 30

Drive the Financial Health of Businesses by Earning a BS in Accounting Finance

Play a key role in the financial success of businesses by earning your online Bachelor of Science in Accounting Finance at Southern New Hampshire University. The online degree program:

  • Combines the investment and budget strategies of a finance degree with the detail orientation of an accounting degree
  • Teaches you financial accounting theories and principles that will be applicable throughout your career
  • Allows you to choose the course of study that interests you, whether that is focusing on optimizing an organization's financial assets or putting yourself on the path to taking the CPA exam

The BS in accounting finance is flexible enough to meet your career goals.

If it's a finance-focused career you desire, we also offer a full online finance degree.

See Yourself Succeed in Finance

In the online accounting finance program, you'll learn how to:

  • Identify long-term corporate investment opportunities to increase shareholder value
  • Apply theories of asset allocation, security analysis and portfolio diversification to efficiently manage an investment portfolio
  • Utilize the rules and regulations for financial accounting and reporting in a global economy
  • Generate financial records and financial statements for internal and external users in accordance with governing rules and regulations
  • Analyze, interpret and communicate financial and accounting information to internal and external stakeholders

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor’s in finance online at SNHU include:

  • Affordability. Take advantage of some of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation
  • Convenience. Attend class when it’s convenient for you – online education means 24/7 access
  • Efficiency and flexibility. Complete your undergraduate degree at your own pace, over six 8-week terms per year
  • Expert instruction. Learn from instructors with relevant, real-world experience
  • Networking. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni for internship and career opportunities
  • Simple application process. Just fill out an online undergraduate application, and we’ll retrieve U.S. transcripts from your previous institutions and automatically complete an official credit evaluation. Plus, there’s no application fee
  • Student support. Count on the ongoing support of dedicated academic and career advisors specialized in your area of study
  • Transfer-friendly enrollment. Transfer up to 90 credits toward an undergraduate degree

Career Outlook

SNHU's online finance degree can prepare you to pursue a variety of finance and accounting-related careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in accounting and auditing is expected to grow 10% by 2026.*

A bachelor's in accounting finance will prepare you for careers in banking and corporate finance, the treasury or as a financial analyst. In addition to positions in public accounting and private industry, you can also pursue roles in government agencies, hospitals, social service agencies, education systems and in the international arena.

An accounting degree, along with additional master's-level coursework, can help prepare you for professional certification exams, like the CPA. Students cannot earn CPA certification through SNHU, therefore if you wish to follow the traditional CPA track, you should verify that you'll meet the necessary requirements to sit for the exam. 

The content of our programs aligns with the Content and Skill Specification Outlines (CSOs/SSOs) set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Learners who are interested in licensure may also pursue an MS in Accounting degree to help them meet educational requirements. Completion of the BS in Accounting degree alone does not adequately prepare learners to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam or to become licensed certified public accountants.

Licensing requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary from state to state. Students are encouraged to review their state specific requirements. State-by-state educational requirements can be found on the website of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), while state-by-state CPA licensing requirements can be found through the Accounting Licensing Library, powered by the NASBA.

Curriculum

Pursuing a bachelor's in finance online will give you a solid foundation in accounting and finance principles and practices. If you're interested in becoming a CPA, you can also take upper-level courses as free electives to help you prepare to sit for the CPA exam.

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 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

Revised for fall 2020, our undergraduate business programs contain 10 cutting-edge business courses. These core courses are designed to help prepare you for success wherever you go.

Tuition & Fees

As a private, nonprofit university, we’re committed to making college more accessible by making it more affordable. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation—and haven't raised our costs in a decade.

We also offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Degree/Certificates $960 $320 $9,600
Degree/Certificates
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)*
$675 $225 $6,750

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
*Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

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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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm (viewed online November 3, 2017). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.