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About the Accounting Degree Program

On Campus Online

The accounting degree program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney prepares students to be skilled business leaders through the creation and interpretation of financial data. As an accounting major, you'll graduate with highly sought-after technical skills, as well as the critical thinking, verbal communication and writing abilities needed to excel in industries across the public and private sector.

UNK accounting students benefit from an AACSB accredited program with a 100% placement rate for employment and graduate school.* Graduates have pursued challenging and rewarding careers as accountants, analysts, financial planners and more.

If you're looking to pursue certification as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), you should consider the 5-year Accounting – CPA 150 Hour Track, achieving both a BA and an MBA and becoming eligible to sit for the CPA exam.

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

AACSB Accounting

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.

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Online Accounting Degree Program

As an online Accounting student at UNK, you'll receive a quality and affordable education as well as the same degree as our on-campus students. Request Info Student Resources Online Curriculum

Accounting Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

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

Degree Received

Business Administration Comprehensive Bachelor of Science - Accounting Emphasis

Minor Offered

Accounting minor available online and on-campus


Great Value

UNK is the most affordable Nebraska university and most students receive significant financial aid

Michell Shoneman

“It is not easy, so you have to have the willpower to keep going. You can’t give up even when it becomes a struggle.” In the summer of 2012, she graduated. She says UNK prepared her for a career in accounting. “Employers want experienced accountants, and all I had was my degree, so I was so excited to finally show my accounting skills when I was hired.” Her advice to students is, “Get involved with an internship during college and gain basic experience to get hired over other applicants.”

Michell Shoneman

Younes Hospitality , Kearney, 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.


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


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

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