Undergraduate

Accountancy Students Studying at Table

Undergraduate

Start Your Story in Accounting

Accounting is a profession of critical thinkers and problem solvers that are highly valued in the business world. In this technical field, students are prepared to understand and communicate a wide range of accounting concepts and relationships necessary for success in this dynamic profession.

Accounting Major

All undergraduate accounting majors are required to complete 21 hours of course work beyond Business Core Foundation requirements of Introductory Accounting Principles I and II (ACCT 201 and 202) and Business Law (BLAW 372):

Use the Bulletin and Four-Year Plan links below to see the list of required and elective courses.

Bryan Slone teaching

Public Accounting

What Careers are in Public Accounting?

Accountants may establish or join a firm in which they use a breadth of knowledge to assist clients in their accounting needs.

These clients may consist of:

• Businesses
• Individuals
• Nonprofit organizations
• Governments

Careers may consist of becoming an:

• Auditor
• Tax Accountant
• Forensic Accountant
• Accounting Analyst

Pursuing a career in Public Accounting?

Study specific courses that will help you in your career.

• Auditing preparation and review: ACCT 831 and 832
• Tax Planning: ACCT 813, 815, and 819
• Estate Planning: Law School
• Consulting accounting systems, mergers and acquisitions: ACCT 404/804, 409/809, 840

Private Accounting

What Careers are in Private Accounting?

Accountants use a depth of knowledge to work within a specific organization and assist them with their accounting needs.

These organizations may consist of:

• Public Companies
• Private Businesses
• Nonprofit organizations
• Governments
• Financial Accountant
• Fund Accountant
• Management Accountant

Pursuing a career in Private Accounting?

Study specific courses that will help you in your career.

• Accounts payable and billings: ACCT 313 and 314
• Advanced Managerial Accounting: ACCT 408/808 and 858
• International Accounting: ACCT 404/804
• Computer Information Systems: ACCT 405/804

Government Accounting

What Careers are in Government Accounting?

Accountants may be employed to conduct research, investigate, and manage accounts multiple levels within the government.

These levels may consist of:

• Local Government
• State Government
• Federal Government

Careers may consist of becoming an:

• Auditor
• Tax Accountant
• Accounting Analyst

Pursuing a career in Government Accounting?

Study specific courses that will help you in your career.

• International Accounting
• Auditing preparation and review
• Tax preparation
• Estate and tax planning

Jimmy Downes with accounting students

Connect to Employers

Connecting You to Your Future

Many UNL accounting graduates have the opportunity to work or intern at top organizations all over the country. Select the company you are interested in and learn more about their employment opportunities.

Public Accounting Opportunities



Private Accounting Opportunities



Government Accounting Opportunities