Accounting

 
B.S. ConcentrationMajorMinor

A degree in accounting gives you the education to succeed at just about anything in the business world. Get the foundation you need to go on and become a CPA or a partner in an accounting firm. Pursue a career in finance or corporate management, work in government, or even become an entrepreneur.

At Concordia, you will learn to gather, record, analyze and interpret financial information about an organization and assess financial performance and risks.

Graduate Cap

98%
graduation placement

Experience Concordia's Business Department

Accounting Sample Academic Outcomes

 

Careers

  • Staff Accountant
  • Accountant
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Financial Analyst
  • Plant Manager
  • Business Manager

Graduate Schools

  • University of Texas-Austin
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Southern California
  • The Ohio State University

Accounting Faculty

Accounting Student and Alumni Reviews

Concordia University is focused on providing an exceptional experience and we ask our students to provide feedback on all aspects of their student experience. The ratings and comments below are from our annual survey of all graduating seniors regarding their experience in the Accounting program, the academic department and the university.

 
 

Career and Graduate Fair

Every year, business club members host businesses and employers at a career and graduate fair. Implement and develop your networking, communication and presentation skills and in the process gain valuable professional insights.

Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda is Concordia’s business club, with membership open to anyone with an interest in business, both majors and non-majors. Members develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through active participation with fellow students, the community and the church.

10:31 Coffee
10:31 Coffee

The 10:31 Coffee Shop opened in 2008 in Janzow Campus Center. The business is run entirely by Phi Beta Lambda students. Members manage the business, inventory, finances, and all the components that come with owning and operating a small business.

Internships
Internships

Internships are essential to success for business students at Concordia. Students have interned throughout the United States at places such as the Mayo Clinic, Koch Industries and The Carlson Marketing Group. There are also plentiful opportunities to intern close to home in Seward and Lincoln.

Accounting Sample Course Schedule

Semester 1

  •  
    Econ 101 Principles of Macroeconomics*
    3
    A study of the performance of the American economy. Includes an introduction to national income, employment, fiscal policy, money and monetary policy. In addition, topics of economic stability and analysis of economic growth are covered.
  •  
    Math 122 Introduction to Statistics
    3
    The fundamentals of elementary statistics, data collection and analysis, probability, distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.
  •  
    Bus 121 Financial Accounting
    3
    An introduction to the theory, language, and practice of accounting. Major components of the primary financial statements are examined. Emphasis on the uses of financial information.
  •  
    Gen Ed 6 Credit Hours
    6

Semester 2

  •  
    Econ 102 Principles of Microeconomics*
    3
    Examination of the behavior of microeconomic units such as consumers, firms and industries. Includes analysis of the problems of monopoly, urbanization, income inequality and poverty. International economics and the world economy are discussed.
  •  
    Bus 122 Managerial Accounting
    3
    An introductory course in managerial accounting. Topics include methods of costing, cost–price–volume relationships, flexible budgets, budget variances, capital budgeting decisions, cost allocations.
  •  
    Gen Ed 9 Credit Hours
    9

Semester 3

  •  
    Bus 221 Intermediate Accounting I
    4
    An in-depth study of financial statements, accounting concepts and principles. Discussion of alternative theoretical views. Current professional pronouncements are examined and generally accepted positions defined.
  •  
    Bus 281 Business Communication
    3
    The intense study of business writing and speaking using audience analysis. Implications for organizational communication and structure are considered. Major assignments include writing letters and reports for targeted audiences, analysis of organizational rhetoric as related to those products, self-presentation and audience analysis in interview situations, and editing skills.
  •  
    Bus 331 Finance
    3
    Fundamentals of financial management. Policy, methods, institutions, and tools of financial management involved in financing the business organization.
  •  
    Gen Ed 3 Credit Hours
    3

Semester 4

  •  
    Bus 222 Intermediate Accounting II
    4
    Continuation of Bus 221.
  •  
    Bus 261 Marketing
    3
    Provides students with a thorough appreciation for the benefits and pitfalls of executing a customer orientation. Using market segmentation; management of mature products and introduction of new products. Developing long-term relationships with customers. Identifying and analyzing possibilities in consumer and industrial markets. Management of the marketing mix including product planning, distribution institutions and activities, promotion and pricing.
  •  
    Bus 325 Accounting and Information Systems
    4
    Survey of the information systems discipline including accounting systems, information technology, telecommunications and networks, systems design and development and security/privacy issues. Improving organizational effectiveness through appropriate use of information system resources.
  •  
    Bus 300 Business Law
    3
    The course is designed to introduce the student to the rules of law under which the business world operates. It provides the student with a basic understanding of the legal rights and duties which arise from common business transactions. Topics include contracts, personal property, real property, insurance, estates and agency
  •  
    Gen Ed 1 Credit Hours
    1

Semester 5

  •  
    Bus 343 Operations Management
    3
    A functional study of operational concepts as applied to managing the production of goods and services within a variety of environments such as profit, nonprofit, service and manufacturing-oriented organizations.
  •  
    Bus 421 Tax Accounting
    3
    Examination of present federal tax laws with reference to accounting principles and procedures applied to the preparation of tax returns of individual and fiduciaries. Topics include gross income, capital gains and losses, non-business deductions, inventories and bad debts.
  •  
    Gen Ed 6 Credit Hours
    6
  •  
    Electives Electives Courses
    3

Semester 6

  •  
    Bus 351 Human Resources Management
    3
    Knowledge and skill-building for working with people in a business or organization. Business ethics as they relate to Christian principles. Theory combined with applications from psychology and interpersonal communications serve as the focal point of the course. Participants will learn to relate more effectively to others in the work environment.
  •  
    Bus 321 Cost Accounting
    3
    Determination of product cost, effective cost control. Use of costs in setting budgets. Additional topics include process and job–order costing and inventory control.
  •  
    Bus 323 Financial Statement Analysis and Decision Making
    3
    Application of concepts from introductory accounting and finance as well as a more thorough investigation of selected topics such as ratio analysis, capital budgeting, dividend policy, leverage and acquisition valuation.
  •  
    Bus 345 Management Science
    3
    Introduction to management science, including modeling, linear programming, integer programming, network analysis, waiting line theory, simulation, decision analysis, and inventory models.
  •  
    Gen Ed 3 Credit Hours
    3

Semester 7

  •  
    Bus 422 Auditing
    3
    Methods of conducting various audits. Principles and procedures used to determine accuracy and reliability of financial records. Preparation of the audit report. The auditor’s certificate.
  •  
    Bus 443 Organizational Behavior
    3
    A study of human behavior in organizational settings, the interface between human behavior and the organization, and the organization itself. Topics include organizational culture, diversity, gender communication, rewards and punishment, work place design, work teams, conflict management, leadership, total quality management and organizational development.
  •  
    Bus 399 Internship
    3
    Students will take an internship as part of their program of studies in business. Students should consult with the director of business and the Office of Career Services to obtain the undergraduate internship/practicum packet and review the required process. May be repeated once. P/F
  •  
    Gen Ed 6 Credit Hours
    6

Semester 8

  •  
    Bus 400 Business Ethics
    3
    A study of Christian ethics and practice in relationship to the conduct of business. Case studies are utilized to give skills in problem analysis and the application of the Christian vision.
  •  
    Bus 446 Strategic Management
    3
    Designed to give the student practice in integrating the numerous theory courses in all phases of business management. In the role of the top manager, responsible for the total enterprise, the student applies these theories to the solution of problems in practical business cases. Decisions are made to direct the operation of a simulated business in a competitive market.
  •  
    Bus 322 Advanced Accounting
    3
    Accounting theory and practice applied to business combinations, multinational accounting, governmental accounting, not-for-profit accounting, partnerships, trusts and estates.
  •  
    Gen Ed 3 Credit Hours
    3
  •  
    Electives Elective Courses
    3