Accounting Class Group Photo

About the Accounting Degree Program

On Campus Icon On Campus Online Icon Online

Accountants supply financial information about organizations that is used for making decisions. Today’s accountants are part of the management team—they are the Certified Public Accountants that audit the financial statements. CPA’s are employed by government agencies that enforce regulations and tax laws. As an Accounting major at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, you will be prepared to enter this challenging and rewarding profession, as well as excel in the field.

*2019-20 CBT Placement Stats. Data based on 81% response rate of program graduates

AACSB Accredited

Accredited by The Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 30% of business programs in the United States are accredited by AACSB International.

Accounting Program at a Glance

120

Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Graduate Program

Degree Received

Business Administration Comprehensive Bachelor of Science - Accounting Emphasis

$209

Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Brian Gough

"At UNK, the materials covered, the projects completed, and the professional organizations I was part of helped to shape me into a successful accountant. The smaller classes at UNK allowed more personal attention with instructors. The professors made sure these students were provided the opportunities to be challenged, grow, and eventually graduate and begin their career in the profession they worked so hard to learn."

Brian Gough

Deloitte Tax, Omaha, NE

What can you do with an Accounting Degree

Accounting graduates have a 100% placement rate between careers and graduate school with a median annual salary of $49,000 per year. Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Accounting graduates work for.

Careers

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Tax Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial Accountant

Employers

  • Baldwin Filters
  • BKD LLP
  • Contryman
  • Deloitte
  • Eaton Corporation
  • KPMG
  • KSO CPAs + Advisors
  • Nebraska Dept. of Revenue

Related Programs

Management Supply Chain Management Finance