Want to learn how to solve business challenges by helping organizations manage their finances? Add a concentration to your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting.
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.
SNHU's bachelor's in accounting 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 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.
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.
Examine reporting and disclosure requirements for complex accounting topics. Analyze the financial impact of changes to an organization based on factors such as stock characteristics, comprehensive income and retained earnings, types of leases and post-retirement benefits. Consider correct disclosure for error corrections, accounting changes and adjustments. Gain perspective on communicating financial information to internal and external stakeholders for informing company decisions.
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.
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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