Accounting study at UNO provides the knowledge and skills for many diverse career choices in the accounting field as well as an excellent foundation to pursue CPA and other types of certification.
There are many career paths for the professional accountant in public and private firms, in government and business, and in financial or managerial roles.
UNO Accounting students have many career development and leadership opportunities outside the classroom!
UNO Accounting Corporate Partners provide critical resources for department events as well as student, program, and faculty support.
UNO earns an extension of AACSB Accounting Accreditation.
Accounting at UNO
UNO accounting students engage in high quality and practice-relevant learning experiences provided by experienced, engaging, and well-qualified faculty. Opportunities for accounting scholarships, internships, and membership in the Beta Alpha Psi honor society are available to encourage and recognize scholastic excellence. Accounting alumni have successful careers in auditing and information systems, financial accounting, tax accounting, and governmental and non-profit accounting.
Undergraduates who are interested in becoming Certified Public Accountants should consider completing the 30-credit-hour Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree at UNO to meet Nebraska's educational requirements to take the CPA Exam.
The undergraduate and Master of Accounting curricula include:
- Core courses in Financial and Managerial Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Accounting Information Systems
- Advanced, more in-depth study in accounting areas through electives
- Enhanced technology skills needed for career success
- Accounting, tax, and auditing research skills
- Improvement of communications skills
- Application of knowledge and skills through case studies and project assignments
Accounting Accreditation by AACSB International
UNO’s Department of Accounting has earned AACSB International’s specialized accounting accreditation.
We are one of fewer than 190 universities worldwide with both AACSB business and accounting accreditation — a testament to our high quality undergraduate and Master of Accounting programs and our outstanding faculty, students, and staff.
Less than 5 percent of the world's 15,000+ business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation.