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Accounting B.S.  

Major  Minor  
120 credit hours
100% career outcome rate1
 

A degree in accounting from Concordia University, Nebraska gives you the education to succeed in just about any aspect of the business world. Here, you get the foundation you need to become a certified public accountant, work for government institutions or become a partner in a private accounting firm. Pursue a career in finance or corporate management accounting, become an entrepreneur or find any number of other careers in accounting to ignite your passion for business.

When you major in accounting at Concordia, you will learn to gather, record, analyze and interpret financial information to help organizations assess their performance, risks and expected rates of return. Concordia offers one of the elite accounting programs in Nebraska, with award-winning professors, many of whom are practicing accountants and business professionals. Concordia's business department will also help you find an accounting internship that fits your interests, so you get hands-on training that will benefit you when you begin your search for accounting jobs or as you pursue your graduate degree in accounting.

Concordia Nebraska's bachelor's degree in accounting will help prepare you with the qualifications to become an accountant or to work in an accounting-related field while you earn your accounting degree from a university that intentionally intersects Christian faith, life experiences and academics to help you grow as a whole person. At Concordia, you can serve your community, expand your knowledge and interpersonal skills, all while gaining the professional and personal insight you need to succeed in your accounting career after graduation.

Without my quality education and professors who pushed me to see all the opportunities in accounting, I would not be where I am today. The accounting program at Concordia opened so many avenues to pursue and grow in my professional career.
Annie Schmidt '20
Parker, Colorado

Concordia Nebraska Bachelor's Degree in Accounting: Overview

Core Concepts

Christianity is an inextricable foundation woven throughout Concordia's accounting program: from faculty and administration to student activities. From being good stewards of the resources God has entrusted us to manage to acting out our faith in an ethical way, Concordia’s accounting program encourages all its students to grow in their faith and find their vocation in accounting.

Concordia Nebraska Accounting: Learning Objectives

Students will learn the theory, language and practice of accounting and its uses, including basic accounting concepts and principles, such as interpretation, analysis and evaluation of financial reports as well as alternative theoretical views. They will develop critical thinking skills to analyze financial data and current accounting standards and acceptable practices.

Students will learn how accounting theory can be applied to various diverse businesses, as well as multinational and governmental accounting practices, not-for-profit accounting, partnerships, trusts, estates and tax accounting. They will be able to demonstrate knowledge of various advanced accounting issues, apply them within global and ethical frameworks and effectively define the needs of various companies and accounting clients.

Students will learn how to implement core financial concepts such as ratio analysis, capital budgeting, dividend policy, leverage and acquisition valuation. They will be able to implement relevant financial and managerial accounting career skills and apply appropriate judgment derived from knowledge of accounting to theory to financial analysis and decision making.

Meet Dr. Andrew Langewisch

Also known as Captain Spreadsheet, Dr. Langewisch is the esteemed chair of the business department.

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Concordia Nebraska Accounting: Career Outcomes

Certified Public Accountant

A Certified Public Accountant helps individuals and companies with financial planning, investments, taxes, mergers and acquisitions and more. CPAs offer objective consulting services in both financial and strategic areas; audit services, such as examining annual reports of public companies and forensic accounting services, also known as investigative or fraud accounting, where an accountant examines accounting records for evidence of criminal misconduct.

6% Annual Growth Rate2
$43,650 Entry-Level Salary2
$70,500 Mid-Level Salary2
$122,840 Late-Level Salary2

Financial Analyst

Financial analysts help businesses and individuals make investment decisions. Financial analysts gather information and data about stocks, bonds and other investment opportunities and advise clients on prudent options to grow their financial portfolio.

6% Annual Growth Rate2
$52,540 Entry-Level Salary2
$85,660 Mid-Level Salary2
$167,420 Late-Level Salary2

Auditor

An auditor prepares and examines financial records for businesses or individuals. Auditors ensure financial records are accurate, assess financial operations and advise organizations to help them run more efficiently and ensure the company is running with accuracy, efficiency and integrity.

6% Annual Growth Rate2
$43,650 Entry-Level Salary2
$70,500 Mid-Level Salary2
$122,840 Late-Level Salary2

Tax Accountant

Tax accountants are trained to research, understand and translate an ever-growing collection of tax statutes governing the international, federal, state and local tax codes. Tax accountants help businesses or individuals prepare their tax returns, serve as consultants to minimize tax liability and ensure compliance with all applicable tax laws, rules and regulations.

-0.6% Annual Growth Rate2
$31,730 Entry-Level Salary2
$53,130 Mid-Level Salary2
$99,990 Late-Level Salary2
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Business Administration

The business administration major provides a large scope of knowledge that will make you successful in a wide array of industries, from marketing to working in government to running a nonprofit organization.

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Mathematics

Studying mathematics can help you develop basic skills such as arguing logically and rigorously, thinking abstractly, formulating and solving problems, analyzing data, and creating and analyzing mathematical models. As a math major, you will find yourself in demand by employers for careers in a wide spectrum of fields.

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Management Information Systems

Management information systems is a dynamic career field focused on employing technologies in ways that help businesses and organizations achieve their strategic goals and operational objectives. Information systems have become increasingly important as technology advances, creating a high demand for skilled individuals.

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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.

2 Career salary and wages sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.