Want to learn how to solve business challenges by helping organizations manage their finances? Add a concentration in accounting when you pursue your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Why earn an online business accounting degree from SNHU?
The online business accounting degree is ideal for adults who wish to transfer college credits, switch to accounting from another field or supplement an associate degree with a bachelor's in business.
At Southern New Hampshire University, you'll use cutting-edge technology to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. The online business accounting bachelor's degree program has been developed in consultation with business professionals to ensure students learn real-world applicable business concepts.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor's in business administration online from SNHU include:
Getting an online business administration degree with a concentration in accounting from SNHU will help prepare you to pursue a wide variety of business and accounting-related careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for accountants and auditors is $68,150 per year and is expected to grow 10% by 2026.* Learn more about how to become an accountant from our newsroom.
In addition to positions in public accounting and private industry, a bachelor's focused in accounting can help you find career opportunities at government agencies, hospitals, social service agencies, education systems and in the international arena.
Note: The degree alone will not qualify you as a certified public accountant. Courses provide some of the educational prerequisites for the CPA & CMA examination - check your state's requirements for taking these certification exams.
The business and accounting degree curriculum will provide you with both an accounting and general business course of study. Courses are taught by instructors with professional credentials and experience in business, accounting and financial statement analysis.
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.
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.
This is the last of two courses in intermediate accounting. Intermediate Accounting is at the core of professional accounting work as well as CPA Exam financial accounting and reporting skills tested. These courses are designed to extend a student's knowledge of financial accounting practices. The second course increases a student's understanding of how to account for a company's plant and intangible assets, investments, long-term debt, income taxes, stockholders' equity and more complex cash flow statement transactions. Other financial reporting issues discussed include the evolving GAAP on leases, accounting for post-retirement benefits and pensions, SEC reporting, and using the FASB Codification database. Throughout the course, students will develop greater technical knowledge of accounting transactions and techniques, and will learn how to record complex financial transactions and prepare financial statements and disclosures.
This is the last of three courses in intermediate accounting. These courses are designed to extend a student's knowledge of financial accounting practices. Students will study the reporting and disclosure requirements for more complex accounting topics that would include leases, accounting for income taxes and pensions, and shareholders' equity, including share-based compensation and various earnings per share (EPS) computations. Other financial reporting issues discussed include accounting changes and error corrections as well as the presentation of requirements for partnership accounting issues. Integrated within this course will be exposure to CPA simulation questions and the use of the FARS database for conducting accounting research.
Accountants and other business professionals are often called upon to evaluate the financial health and market value of their company and of other companies under consideration for acquisition. This course presents theory, tools and techniques that are later applied to the actual analysis of a publicly traded company, as well as an introduction to fundamental valuation techniques. It will extend prior analysis to include the computation of free cash flows, the interpretation of notes to financial statements and the integration of information provided in various SEC filings to evaluate a corporation's future prospects. This is a team intensive course.
Free Elective Credits: 30
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We 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.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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