About the Department

The Department of Accounting and Finance provides University of Nebraska at Kearney students with the accounting, finance, economics, and legal environmental knowledge necessary to compete in ethical, productive careers in a changing, competitive, increasingly global and technological business environment. The Department is committed to quality in the areas of teaching, research, and service.

In our department, you will benefit from a very personal learning environment where there is an average of only 16 students for each faculty member. Our highly-qualified caring faculty will teach you in reasonably-sized classes and advise you personally on how to reach your educational and career goals.

Students are instructed, advised, and mentored by professionals who not only have high quality academic preparation, but also have practical experience within their profession. The department prides itself on providing a quality educational experience for its students that combines academic rigor with personal attention.

Madalynn Doughty

Madalynn was very active in the community, volunteering for the Jubilee Center, Salvation Army, and Kearney Community Learning Center, and taking on leadership roles for the St. Jude Up ‘Til Dawn, Red Dress Poker Tournament, and King of Hearts Philanthropy events. However, Madalynn credits her internship with Great Plains Health as helping her to decide on a career path and to create a useful professional network. Madalynn says the professors at UNK care and get to know you. They want to help you succeed, not only in your classes, but in your future career.

Madalynn Doughty

Business Administration

Beyond the Classroom

The University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics provides multiple opportunities for students to get involved and expand their knowledge of their field. Through student led organizations, and a student managed investment fund, the Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics provides its students with real world experience to help them be prepared for their professional life.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

The University of Nebraska at Kearney's Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics provides students with multiple opportunities to get involved through student organizations, internships, and more.

  • Beta Alpha Psi Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field.
  • William L. Bauhard Student Managed Investment Program Students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney gain real-world investment experience before they graduate. Many students today use online simulations to learn about investing, but with the use of the Bauhard Investment Program Fund, undergraduate students in the field of study have the opportunity to use actual funds to make and monitor real investments.