Nebraska Accounting Degrees Online and On-Campus

There are 85 accounting degree programs in Nebraska in our directory (17 Associates, 41 Bachelors, 15 Masters, and 2 Doctorate).

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Many of the institutions within the University of Nebraska network have accounting and business administration degrees that are accredited. Overall, the state falls among the national average in terms of accounting employment and salaries.

AACSB-Accredited Accounting Programs in Nebraska

Four institutions offer business programs that have accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This designates that the program has gone through rigorous review to give students the best possible education for their careers. Three of these universities have gone the extra step to receive accounting-specific accreditation from the organization.

Here is a quick list of Nebraska accounting degrees (all levels):

  • Bellevue University: Bachelors in Business Administration Bachelors in Business Management Bachelors in General Accounting Masters in Business Administration Masters in Business Leadership Masters in Business Management
  • Concordia University Bachelors in Business Administration Masters in Business Administration
  • Creighton University Bachelors in Business Administration Bachelors in Business Management Bachelors in Economics Bachelors in Finance
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Master of Professional Accountancy

The School of Accountancy offers the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) that can prepare students to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. Students have the opportunity to complete both the undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting over a five-year span, or combine the MPA with a Doctorate of Jurisdiction.

For the traditional MPA, 30 credit hours are needed to complete the program. Prospective students that already have a background in business should be able finish the curriculum in one year, but those that need foundational accounting credits requires more coursework. This program is available for full-time and part-time students, with the former requiring at least nine credit hours of enrollment each semester.

Benefits of taking the program include taking an internship during the program to further advance hands-on training and gain networking opportunities. Full-time students are eligible for scholarship or fellowship opportunities that lower tuition and fees. Pursuing an assistantship can waive credit hours and provide students with a cash stipend.

Enhancing the Master's degree with a Juris Doctor gives eventual graduates expertise in handling financial concerns for business and individuals through a court of law. Completed in a span of approximately four years, students will be prepared for both the CPA and Bar exam. The curriculum consists of 117 total credits and admission is required in the College of Business and College of Law.

SchoolLevelProgramAdmissions

Seton Hall University

MasterOnline Master of Science in AccountingWebsite

Georgetown University

MasterMaster of Science in FinanceWebsite

Fairleigh Dickinson University

MasterMaster of Science in AccountingWebsite

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

MasterMS in FinanceWebsite

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University of Nebraska at Omaha - Master of Accounting

The College of Business Administration offers a Master of Accounting program that requires 30 credit hours in the curriculum. Learning outcomes in the program include giving students the necessary skills in analyzing financial information, follow ethical and legal practices, and having effective communication and writing skills when working with others.

Half of the curriculum consists of core accounting courses, six credit hours will go toward advanced topics in analytics and ethics, and the remaining nine credit hours are for the concentration or various electives chosen as a generalist. Each student must complete a comprehensive exam to demonstrate their competency in what they have learned within the program.

Students have four concentrations to choose from: Generalist, Financial Reporting and Auditing, Information Analysis, and Strategic Management Accounting. Regardless of pathway chosen, all students will be prepared for the CPA exam and have appropriate academic requirements for the state of Nebraska. Many other state requirements will also be met.

Prospective students entering the program should have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and hold a 3.0 minimum GPA. This is accepted either as a cumulative score or within the accounting-specific courses. Along with transcripts, applicants will also need to submit their Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores.

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Online Master of Accounting Programs in Nebraska

University of Nebraska at Kearney – Master of Business Administration

The MBA program is offered both at the Kearney campus and online for students that are continuing their professional work. 33 credit hours are needed, along with a 3.0 cumulative GPA, to satisfy the curriculum requirements. In addition to pursuing the degree and becoming a generalist in the profession, there a specific track that includes accounting electives.

For students taking the Accounting concentration, they must have various foundational credit, including Business Statistics, Principles of Accounting, and Intermediate Accounting. Core courses in the program will focus on leadership skills, making data-driven decision making, and exploring various accounting systems.

Online programs at this institution are the same as the on-campus version. Lectures are typically available in an on-demand format, giving students the ability to study at any time of day. Students will be able to connect with other peers and faculty members through a number of tools in the eCampus program, including discussion boards and instant messaging.

Pursuing the online program has many advantages, including being able to easily study while continuing a professional career and having a more intimate experience with faculty members. A few negatives include not having the technical capabilities or underestimating how much time is needed to work on these programs. Technical requirements include having a modern computer system with a Windows or Mac operating system.

Creighton University – Master of Business Administration

The Heider College of Business offers an online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, Finance, Personal Financial Planning, and more. This is a 33-credit hour curriculum that can be completed in a few years and offers rolling admission for any format. Graduates have gone on to work at organizations such as Mutual of Omaha and TD Ameritrade.

Examples of accounting courses available in the program include Advanced Cost Accounting, International Accounting, and the Seminar in Accounting. There are four courses that all students will take in the MBA regardless of pathway:

  • Business, Ethics, and Society
  • Business Policy and Managerial Action
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Survey of Business Intelligence and Analytics

Admission requirements for prospective students include holding a Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. This should be designated in the official transcripts that are sent in, along with two letters of recommendation, updated resume, and personal statement. Proof of an undergraduate statistics course must also be included in the transcript.

Nebraska Accounting Careers Salary Information

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state of Nebraska sees over 8,250 workers represented as accountants and auditors. When reviewing salaries, the annual mean wage is estimated at $70,420. The Omaha metropolitan area sees similar salary figures, but the average jumps up to over $4,000 in the Grand Island location.

Both employment and salary figures are on par with the state of Iowa and are close to the national average. Most of these numbers are concentrated near the Omaha and Lincoln areas, then figures drop across the rest the of the state.

Bland and Associates

Serving in the Omaha area for over 40 years, Bland and Associates has many accounting services for individual clients, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. They offer consulting needs when organizing finances or future planning, and they can review and audit financial statements to verify transactions and optimize money flow. They have won numerous local awards, including excellence in their field from the Greater Omaha Chamber.

Nebraska Accounting Career Summary

Employment Change: +1,520 jobs added between 2014 and 2024, an estimated average of 420 new accountant or auditor jobs in Nebraska per year.

Online Accounting Degrees Accepting Applicants

SchoolLevelProgramAdmissions

Seton Hall University

MasterOnline Master of Science in AccountingWebsite

Georgetown University

MasterMaster of Science in FinanceWebsite

Fairleigh Dickinson University

MasterMaster of Science in AccountingWebsite

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

MasterMS in FinanceWebsite

University of West Alabama

BachelorBachelor of Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

Illinois College

BachelorBA in AccountingWebsite

Eastern Oregon University

BachelorBachelor in AccountingWebsite

West Virginia State

BachelorBS in Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

West Virginia State

BachelorBS in Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA Economic Crime and Fraud ManagementWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Insurance & Risk ManagementWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Finance & AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Finance & AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMS in AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Finance & AccountingWebsite

University of West Alabama

BachelorBachelor of Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

University of Saint Mary

MasterMBA Finance ConcentrationWebsite

University of Saint Mary

MasterMBA Finance ConcentrationWebsite

All Schools with Accounting Degrees in Nebraska

Bellevue University

Bellevue NE
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Leadership
  • Masters in Business Management

Concordia University

Seward NE
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Administration

Creighton University

Omaha NE
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Management

Dana College

Blair NE
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in Public Accounting
  • Online Bachelors in Business Management

Doane College

Crete NE
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting

Hastings College

Hastings NE
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting

Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus

Lincoln NE
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Administration

Kaplan University-Omaha Campus

Omaha NE
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

Metropolitan Community College Area

Omaha NE
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in Financial Management
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Online Associates in Business Management
  • Online Associates in Business Technology
  • Online Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Online Certificate in Business Management
  • Online Certificate in Financial Management

Midland Lutheran College

Fremont NE
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln NE
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting

Northeast Community College

Norfolk NE
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in General Accounting
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in General Accounting

Union College

Lincoln NE
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney NE
  • Bachelors in Business Administration

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Omaha NE
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Economics
  • Masters in General Accounting

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln NE
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Doctorate in Business Administration
  • Doctorate in Economics
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Management
  • Masters in Professional Accounting
  • Online Masters in Business Administration

Western Nebraska Community College

Scottsbluff NE
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Associates in Economics
  • Online Associates in Business Administration
  • Online Associates in Business Technology

York College

York NE
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Online Bachelors in Business Administration

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