Accounting

Degrees Offered – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Concentrations Offered: Accounting

Secondary Specialization Offered: Accounting

Contact:

UNO Accounting Department at 402-554-3650 or unocbaaccounting@unomaha.edu

 

Website:

http://cba.unomaha.edu/ACCT/

 

Accounting study at UNO provides the skills for many diverse career choices in the accounting field as well as an excellent foundation to pursue CPA and other types of certification.  Accounting career options include Auditing and Information Systems, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Tax Accounting.

 

The mission of the UNO Accounting Department is to:

  • provide high quality educational programs for students preparing for professional careers in accounting and provide the skills necessary to pursue various professional accounting certifications,
  • prepare students who earn both BSBA and MAcc degrees at UNO to meet the Nebraska educational requirements for the CPA exam,
  • engage in high quality scholarship through the production of intellectual contributions that are relevant to our discipline, our students, and our community, and
  • provide support to our stakeholders.

The UNO Accounting Department is dedicated to providing high quality educational experiences, supported by continual curriculum improvement, and service to students, the College of Business Administration, the employers of students, regional business, government, and non-profit organizations, faculty, and the profession. The Accounting Department has earned specialized accounting accreditation by the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for its undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting. This accreditation is in addition to the UNO College of Business Administration’s AACSB business accreditation.  Fewer than 190 institutions worldwide hold both AACSB business and accounting accreditation.  Information about AACSB accreditation is available at http://www.aacsb.edu/AACSB-Accredited/.

 

Accounting students have the opportunity to acquire an excellent accounting education from faculty members who use appropriate and varied teaching methodologies and who incorporate the most recent developments in their discipline into the curriculum. Accounting instructors seek to create an environment which maximizes the development of critical skills such as problem solving, analysis, communication and teamwork. Students are strongly encouraged to continue their professional development and to enhance their careers by seeking one or more professional certifications or designations. Well-recognized and valued accounting certifications include the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

   

Nebraska applicants for the CPA Exam are required to have completed at least 150 college semester credit hours. UNO students can meet the CPA Exam educational requirements with a minimum of 150 credit hours by completing the BSBA-Accounting degree (120 hours) and the Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree (30 hours) at UNO.  Complete information on the MAcc degree program is available online at macc.unomaha.edu or in the UNO graduate catalog. Additional information about the undergraduate accounting program, including links to professional associations and certification resources, is available online at cba.unomaha.edu/acct.

  

The accounting department does not offer a certificate program. BSBA degree candidates may earn a concentration in accounting, and BSBA degree candidates earning a concentration in other business areas may earn a secondary specialization in accounting. A student who has previously earned a business degree cannot earn a second business degree but may complete an accounting concentration as a second concentration to complement that previous business degree by completing all of the accounting concentration course and GPA requirements (including all necessary course prerequisites). A student who has previously earned a non-business bachelor’s degree and who completes all of the accounting concentration course and GPA requirements does not earn a business degree, an accounting concentration, a secondary specialization, or a certificate in accounting; that student’s transcript lists the courses completed and grades earned.