SNHU - Online Bachelor's Programs in Finance, Financial Planning, and Accounting & Finance

Southern New Hampshire University offers an online Bachelor of Science in Finance with an optional concentration in Financial Planning, and an online BS in Accounting Finance degree. The BS in Finance degree covers topics including ethics and regulations, investment vehicles, capital budgeting, risk assessment, corporate social responsibility, and corporate sustainability. Students will be prepared for entry to mid-level finance positions.

SNHU also offers an accelerated BS-to-MS Pathway Option for those who wish to earn their master’s degree in finance faster by taking two graduate-level courses during the BS program. In order to pursue the BS-to-MS Pathway Option students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and have completed at least 90 credits of the program.

The BS in Finance with a Financial Planning concentration allows students to learn about and experience what financial planners do in practice. This degree is designed for those who wish to become a personal financial advisor. This degree meets the educational requirements to take the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam.

The BS in Accounting Finance degree combines both accounting and finance principles into one comprehensive degree. Topics covered include asset allocation, portfolio diversification, financial accounting and reporting, security analysis, and government regulations. The program offers students the opportunity to pursue a specific path of interest due to the 18 credits of electives possible.

The online finance programs begin six times per year in September, October, January, March, May, and August. Courses last eight weeks and the programs are 100% online with no campus visits required. The degrees can be completed in four years on a full-time basis and each degree comprises 120 credits.

Materials for the online BS in Finance and BS in Accounting Finance are delivered asynchronously and are available 24/7 for increased student flexibility. The programs are hands-on and student-centered. Peer/faculty interaction is promoted through discussion questions and group projects. Students communicate through email, phone calls, discussion boards, and multimedia tools. Each week’s materials and assignments are clearly defined so that students can better manage their schedule. All students receive an advisor and have access to resources such as the writing center, IT solutions, and tutoring and career services. In addition, SNHUconnect is an online student union where students meet up with faculty and peers to collaborate on projects, get feedback, and introduce new ideas.

The online BS in Finance includes 42 general education credits, 30 business core credits, 21 credits of major courses, and 27 credits of electives, which may include 9 credits specifically for the Financial Planning concentration. Major courses include Fundamentals of Investments; Corporate Finance; Financial Markets; Multinational Corporate Finance; Financial Regulations and Ethics; and Wealth Management. Courses for the Financial Planning concentration may include Federal Taxation I; Advanced Personal Financial Planning; Financial Plan Development; Estate Planning and Taxation; Risk Management and Insurance Planning; and Managerial Accounting.

The online BS in Accounting Finance includes general degree requirements, 30 business core credits, 30 major course credits, and 18 credits of free electives. Business core courses may include Financial Accounting; Principles of Finance; Managerial Accounting; Business Law I; Introduction to International Business; Business Systems Analysis and Design; Introduction to Marketing; Human Relations in Administration; and Operations Management. In addition students complete the Strategic Management and Policy capstone course. Major courses may include Cost Accounting; Intermediate Accounting I-II; Money and Banking; Corporate Finance; Multinational Corporate Finance; and Fundamentals of Investments.

Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE). The SNHU School of Business is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Southern New Hampshire University

Programs: Online BS in Finance, Online BS in Finance - Financial Planning, Online BS in Accounting and Finance
Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE); Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Online BS in Finance

Program Highlights
  • Topics covered include ethics and regulations, investment vehicles, capital budgeting, risk assessment, corporate social responsibility, and corporate sustainability
  • Students will be prepared for entry to mid level finance positions
  • SNHU offers an accelerated BS-to-MS Pathway Option for those who wish to earn their master's degree in finance faster by taking two graduate level courses during the BS program
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Financial Regulations and Ethics; Wealth Management; Undergraduate Finance Capstone; Multinational Corporate Finance; Financial Markets
Instruction Methods: Student-centered courses are available online 24/7, and students have many tools at their disposal for interacting with fellow students and completing assignments like papers, group projects, and sometimes a larger final project
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 120 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Six starts throughout the year
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 4 years
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA specified
Testing Requirements: No SAT or ACT required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$38,400 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $320

Visit degrees.snhu.edu to learn more about the SNHU Online BS in Finance Programs

Online BS in Finance - Financial Planning

Program Highlights
  • The Financial Planning concentration allows students to learn about and experience what financial planners do in practice
  • This degree is designed for those who wish to become a personal financial advisor
  • This degree meets the educational requirements to take the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Federal Taxation I; Risk Management and Insurance Planning; Financial Plan development; Advanced Personal Financial Planning; Estate Planning and Taxation
Instruction Methods: Student-centered courses are available online 24/7, and students have many tools at their disposal for interacting with fellow students and completing assignments like papers, group projects, and sometimes a larger final project
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 120 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Six starts throughout the year
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 4 years
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA specified
Testing Requirements: No SAT or ACT required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$38,400 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $320

Visit degrees.snhu.edu to learn more about the SNHU Online BS in Finance Programs

Online BS in Accounting and Finance

Program Highlights
  • The degree combines a finance and accounting degree into one
  • Topics covered include asset allocation, protfolio diversification, financial accounting and reporting, security analysis, and government regulations
  • Students can tailor the program to their interests with 18 credits of electives
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Money and Banking; Corporate Finanace; Intermediate Accounting I-II; Multinational Corporate Finance; Fundamentals of Investments
Instruction Methods: Student-centered courses are available online 24/7, and students have many tools at their disposal for interacting with fellow students and completing assignments like papers, group projects, and sometimes a larger final project
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 120 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Six starts throughout the year
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 4 years
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA specified
Testing Requirements: No SAT or ACT required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$38,400 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $320

Visit degrees.snhu.edu to learn more about the SNHU Online BS in Finance Programs