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BS in Business Studies - Accounting

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Accounting program have the opportunity to learn how to analyze and interpret financial data in order to aid organizational decision making. Learn more about this online program from Southern New Hampshire University here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in this online program may enjoy analyzing data and working with numbers. Though not required, applicants may have experience working in business offices or financial departments. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

The online Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Accounting program is designed to provide participants with an understanding of foundational individual and organizational accounting concepts. Topics intended to be covered include the accounting life cycle, assets, liabilities, cost accounting, profitability analysis, and income tax regulations. Students will also have the chance to examine essential disclosure requirements as well as business legalities specific to contracts, sales transactions, and white collar crimes. Courses are designed to develop participants' skills in leadership, professional communication, and time management. What's more, this Southern New Hampshire University bachelor's degree is specifically designed to leverage prior college credit. Southern New Hampshire University is transfer-friendly allowing up to 90 credits to be transferred.

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Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of loans and grants. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Accounting:

Business Studies/Accounting Major Courses

  • ACC 207: Cost Accounting
  • ACC 307: Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 308: Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC 330: Federal Taxation I
  • ACC/TAX: Two accounting or taxation electives

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

Allied Course

  • OL 215: Principles of Management

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

  • ENG 120: College Composition I
  • ENG 121: College Composition II
  • MAT 130: Applied Finite Math
  • MAT XX: Mathematics Elective
  • COM 212: Public Speaking
  • IT 100: Introduction to Information Technology
  • SNHU 101: First Year Seminar/Foundations in Critical Thinking (or one free elective for students with 15+ credits)

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 200-level literature elective
  • 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 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:

Though a bachelor's degree is generally sufficient for entry to the field, graduates of the online Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Accounting program could be able to continue their education by enrolling in an advanced certificate or degree program. Such training could provide students with additional knowledge and skills and allow them to specialize in a related subject area. This could potentially lead to increased work responsibilities.

Relevant master's degrees that could be sought include, but are not limited to:

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

Students interested in sitting for an obtaining the Certified Public Accountant designation typically find it advantageous to combine a bachelor's degree in accounting with a Master's degree in the field. Requirements vary by state so be sure to check the requirements in your specific state.

Career Paths:

Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Accounting program is designed to prepare graduates for employment with businesses, public organizations, or financial industries. Individuals with this type of training could be able to undertake tasks in business research, budgeting, financial advising, resources management, or fiscal recording.

Positions that could be sought with a specialized business studies major include:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Business Manager
  • Entrepreneur

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