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.

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

Management Accountant

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.