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BS in Accounting

Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting program can help students prepare for a career in accounting and offers concentrations in financial accounting and managerial accounting. Discover more about the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Students considering applying to the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program should have strong math skills and enjoy working with numbers. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Southern New Hampshire University introduces students to essential accounting principles and practices, such as cost accounting, financial accounting, managerial accounting, bankruptcy, partnerships, corporate finance, and estate planning. To round out their business skills students study business law, business systems design and analysis, marketing, and human relations for effective human resource management. The program offers students concentrations in financial accounting and managerial accounting.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Accounting:

Accounting Major Courses

  • ACC 207: Cost Accounting
  • ACC 307: Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 308: Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC 405: Advanced Accounting I
  • ACC 406: Advanced Accounting II
  • ACC/TAX: Two accounting/taxation electives

Allied Courses

  • BUS 307: Business Law II
  • FIN 330: Corporate Finance

Concentrations (choose one)

  • Financial Accounting
    • ACC 322: Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting
    • ACC 330: Federal Taxation I
    • ACC 331: Federal Taxation II
    • ACC 411: Auditing Principles
  • Managerial Accounting (On Campus, On Location)
  • ACC 312: International Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 335: Tax Factors for Business Decisions
  • ACC 340: Controllership
  • ACC 421: Auditing and Forensic Accounting

Business Core Courses

  • ACC 201: Financial Accounting
  • ACC 202: Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 206: Business Law I
  • FIN 320: Principles of Finance
  • IT 210: Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • MKT 113: Introduction to Marketing
  • OL 125: Human Relations in Administration
  • OL 421: Strategic Management and Policy

B.A./B.S. Core Skills Courses

  • ENG 120: College Composition I
  • ENG 121: College Composition II
  • MAT 130: Applied Finite Math
  • MAT ELE: Mathematics Elective
  • COM 212: Public Speaking
  • IT 100: Introduction to Information Technology
  • SNHU 101: First Year Seminar/Foundations in Critical Thinking

B.A./B.S. Core Knowledge Courses

  • Choose one of the following:
    • FAS 201: Introduction to Humanities I
    • FAS 202: Introduction to Humanities II
    • FAS 223: Appreciation and History of Music
    • FAS 340: Modern Art
    • FAS 370: American Art
  • Choose one of the following:
    • HIS 109: Western Civilization I
    • HIS 110: Western Civilization II
    • HIS 113: United States History I
    • HIS 114: United States History II
  • Choose one of the following:
    • PHL 210: Introduction to Western Philosophy
    • PHL 212: Introduction to Ethics
    • PHL 214: Logic, Language, and Argumentation
    • PHL 230: Religions of the World
  • Choose one 200-level Literature Elective
  • Choose one Science Elective (not SCI 215)
  • Choose four other electives:
    • Social and Behavioral Science Elective (ATH, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC, SSC)
    • No more than two of these four in the same discipline

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

In order to prepare for more challenging career opportunities, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program may choose to continue their education with graduate studies. Southern New Hampshire University offers several accounting- and business-related master's programs, including:

  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Accounting and Finance
  • Master of Business Administration in Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration in Forensic Accounting

Career Paths:

Individuals seeking to further their careers in accounting may seek professional certification as certified public accountants (CPA) and certified management accountants (CMA). Depending on the certification additional education and/or experience may be required. Additional opportunities for graduates in accounting may include:

  • Staff Accountant
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Analyst

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