Secondary Concentrations Offered
- Students interested in taking the CPA Exam in Nebraska must complete ACCT 4070.
- A student may enroll only twice in any upper-division accounting course. You are enrolled in a course if your name appears on the final class list published immediately after drop/add week. Therefore, you may drop a course only one time (excluding drops during drop/add week). If you drop the same course twice (or receive any grade below a C twice), you will not be permitted to enroll in this course a third time.
- A minimum GPA of 2.50 overall is required for enrollment in any upper-division (3000-level or 4000-level) accounting course.
- Accounting courses at the 4000-level also require a minimum GPA of 2.50 in all upper-division UNO accounting courses successfully completed to date (excluding ACCT 3000, ACCT 4500 , and ACCT 4510).
- Students who wish to contract to take upper-division accounting courses as “honors” courses should contact the course instructor.
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, CMA, and other types of certifications. Accounting career options include professional positions in the areas of auditing and information systems, financial accounting, management accounting, and taxation.
The UNO Accounting Department leverages its distinctive metropolitan position to:
- Provide high-quality BSBA-Accounting and Master of Accounting programs for students preparing for professional careers in accounting and business,
- Engage in high-quality scholarship through the production of intellectual contributions that are relevant to our discipline, our students, and our community, and
- Foster relationships among students, faculty, and the professional business community in the Omaha region.
The UNO 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 here
The UNO Accounting Department has also received the IMA Endorsement of Higher Education from the Institute of Management Accountants for its management accounting curricula. UNO's accounting programs meet the educational standards enabling students to pursue the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) credential. Information about the IMA's endorsement program is available here
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 or in the UNO graduate catalog. Additional information about the undergraduate accounting program, including links to professional associations and certification resources, is available online.
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 concentration 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 concentration, or a certificate in accounting; that student’s transcript lists the courses completed and grades earned.
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an honor organization for financial information students and practicing professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance, and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and the association of members with practicing professionals; and encouraging a sense of ethical, social and civic responsibility. Membership into Beta Alpha Psi is based on scholastic achievement.
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