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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

School of Accountancy

School of Accountancy

The School of Accountancy cultivates knowledgeable and ethical accounting professionals to succeed in today’s competitive global marketplace. With skills that are always in demand in an ever-evolving field, accounting professionals can influence company leaders and stockholders or provide essential services to individuals and small businesses.

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2024 Nebraska Ledger

The past academic year had many successes to share as students and graduates continued to excel in all that they do. A shining example of these successes was our student case competition teams winning national titles in two national Deloitte case competitions — the Audit Innovation Campus Challenge and the FanTAXtic National Case Study.

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2023 BYU Accounting Research Productivity Ranking


Managerial Experimental
in the Big Ten


Archival Audit
in the Big Ten


Financial Archival
in the Big Ten


Archival Tax
in the Big Ten

Accounting Faculty Among Best In Research Output


Todd Thornock

in Managerial Experimental


Tom Kubick

in Managerial Archival and Tax Archival

Where Accounting and Improv Collide to Create Better Accountants

A new, innovative accounting course called Research and Communication in Accounting (ACCT 455) merges business and improv to prepare future accountants for the ever-changing industry. Through writing, research and improvisational techniques and tools, students are equipped with increased confidence, effective communication and collaborative teamwork to thrive as future leaders.

Award-Winning Career Development

Bruno Salles, an accounting and finance major from Brazil, talks with Assistant Dean Rachel Larson about his college internship experience at Deloitte and how the career development classes in the college's Professional Enhancement Program helped him get it.


Nebraska Earns IMA Endorsement

The School of Accountancy was endorsed by IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. By meeting their educational standards, students can pursue the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) credential and careers in private and public accounting.
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Warren Buffett

"I think everybody in business school should really know accounting."

–Warren Buffett, ’51

School of Accountancy Mission

Our mission is to inspire lifetime learning at the leading edge of Accounting education and research.

We will realize the mission through Research & Discovery, Connection & Engagement, and Learning & Transformation.

School of Accountancy Giving Funds

Support the academic, professional and administrative activities of the School of Accountancy.

Support the School of Accountancy Faculty Development Fund Honors Scholarship Fund Ph.D. Student Fellowship Funds


Downes, Jimmy
Director of the School of Accountancy and Associate Professor of Accountancy
HLH 435 B
P.O. Box 880488
Lincoln, NE 68588-0488