Accounting & Finance

Advising Tips

ALL Accounting & Finance Students:

  • Complete your Math requirement during your freshman year if at all possible
  • Take your Introductory Accounting sequence, ACCT 250/251, during your sophomore year.

Accounting Students:

  • Take your Intermediate Accounting sequence, ACCT 350/351, during your junior year.
  • Join Beta Alpha Psi at the start of your Junior year.
  • Accounting firms interview and hire early in the fall.  You must have your resume prepared and ready to interview at the beginning of the fall semester of your Senior year.
  • Discuss Certification opportunities, such as the CPA, CMA, or CIA with your advisor.
  • A minimum of 120 hours are required to graduate from UNK.  If you wish to become a CPA, you must have at least 150 hours of coursework to take the CPA Exam.  Consult your advisor if you plan to take the CPA Exam for options on obtaining the additional coursework.

Finance Students;

  • Take your Principles of Finance course, FIN 308, in the fall semester of your Junior year.
  • Take Corporate Finance FIN 408, in the spring semester of your Junior year
  • Join Beta Alpha Psi
  • Discuss Certification opportunities with your advisor.

EMPLOYERS EXPECT INVOLVEMENT IN CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES. STUDENT AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ARE GREAT PLACES TO DEVELOP YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS – GET INVOLVED!!

Check your UNK email address on a regular basis – the Department will send information on upcoming opportunities, update you on class changes, provide information and send invitations for Departmental events ONLY TO THIS ADDRESS. If you do not check it, you will miss out!

Internships provide students with the opportunity to put their academic knowledge to practical use in the workplace. We encourage you to investigate Internship opportunities. Contact the Internship Director, Janice Woods at 865-8979

Graduate (MBA) Tips:

Students who plan to pursue the MBA Degree should refer to the UNK Graduate Catalog for Admission Requirements and contact the MBA Office for specific information. Students may wish to apply for a Graduate Assistantship position. All students seeking admittance to the MBA program must take the GMAT Exam. Students planning to obtain an MBA with a Concentration in Accounting should plan to take it during their senior year of undergraduate studies.

  • Complete your Math courses during your Freshman year
  • Take your Introductory Accounting sequence, ACCT 250/251, during your sophomore year.
  • Take your Intermediate Accounting sequence, ACCT 350/351, during your Junior year.
  • Take International Economics, ECON 430, for your required 300/400 level Economics class so that you meet the International Business course requirement in the MBA.
  • Meet with your Advisor on a regular basis.