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ACCRUE KNOWLEDGE IN ACCOUNTING

Accounting is a profession of critical thinkers and problem solvers who are highly valued in the business world. In this technical major, you will prepare to understand and communicate a wide range of accounting concepts and relationships necessary for success in this dynamic profession.

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Coursework

The undergraduate accounting major requires you to complete 21 hours of coursework beyond the Business Core Foundation requirements of Introductory Accounting Principles I and II (ACCT 201 and 202) and Business Law (BLAW 372).

Explore the list of required and elective courses in our Catalog and Four Year Plan.

Course Catalog Four Year Plan

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Career Paths

Where do you want to take your story?

With a degree from one of only 180 accounting programs worldwide and one of seven in the Big Ten accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), you will be well-prepared no matter what path you choose.

Private Accounting

Accountants use a depth of knowledge to work within a specific organization and assist them with their accounting needs.

Interested in private accounting?

Private accounting organizations may consist of public companies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations or governments. Whether you’re pursuing a career as a financial accountant, fund accountant, management accountant or another path, we offer specific courses to help you prepare:
- Accounts payable and billings: ACCT 313 and 314
- Advanced Managerial Accounting: ACCT 408/808 and 858
- International Accounting: ACCT 404/804
- Computer Information Systems: ACCT 405/805

Want to connect with employers?

Many Nebraska accounting graduates have the opportunity to work or intern at top organizations all over the country. Below are some that have previously hired Nebraska graduates:
- ConAgra Foods, Inc.
- Union Pacific Corporation
- Koch Industries
- Cerner
- Sandhills Publishing
- Valmont Industries, Inc.
- Molex
- Lozier Corp
- West Corporation
- Union Bank & Trust Co.
- Kiewit
- Cabela’s
- Ameritas
- Gallup Organization
- Crete Carrier
- Northstar Financial Services Group
- Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
- Pacific Life

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Government Accounting

Accountants may be employed to conduct research, investigate and manage accounts multiple levels within the government. These governmental levels may consist of local, state or federal.

Interested in government accounting?

Whether you’re pursuing a career as an auditor, tax accountant, accounting analyst or another path, we offer specific courses to help you prepare:
- International Accounting
- Auditing preparation and review
- Tax preparation
- Estate and tax planning

Want to connect with employers?

Many Nebraska accounting graduates have the opportunity to work or intern at top organizations all over the country. Below are some that have previously hired Nebraska graduates:
- Advancing Government Accountability (AGA)
- Comptroller of the Currency
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
- Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation
- Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts
- Nebraska Department of Administrative Services State Accounting Division
- Nebraska Department of Revenue
- Nebraska Office of the Chief Information Officer
- Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy
- Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office

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Want to learn more about Public Accounting and the CPA?
Check out our master's program.

Master's Program

Gain Real-World Experience Without Missing a Beat

As a Nebraska accounting student, you can gain valuable experience through our one-of-a-kind split internship program that allows you to take classes and complete a tax or audit internship during the spring semester. This program keeps you on track to graduate through accelerated coursework that semester and gives you a chance to broaden your experience with a full-time internship. You can also prepare free tax returns for low-income, working families and students through the university’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Transform Your
Education with a Minor

Adding a minor can expand your expertise and give you a competitive edge.
The accounting minor is available to all business students. Students must complete 12 graded hours of accounting coursework beyond accounting principles to fulfill the requirements for an accounting minor.