Superior Accuracy. Perfect Calculation.

College of Business

Location: Lincoln, Crete

Degree Type: Undergraduate

The Bachelor of Arts in Accounting major is designed to provide students with educational opportunities to develop a solid foundation in accounting and financial practices and to provide additional coursework required for persons who wish to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

Accountants are responsible for an organization's financial records. Most accountants work in specialized areas with duties that vary based on the type or organization or industry they are employed in. They may be charged with general accounting tasks such as maintaining and examining financial statements, performing budget work to help organizations run more efficiently, maintain financial systems, handling accounts payable and receivable and preparing tax returns.

Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. In general, employment growth of accountants and auditors is expected to be closely tied to the health of the overall economy. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors.

As educational requirements vary by state, students interested in these programs should consult the General Licensure and Certification Disclosure page prior to enrollment. Please be aware that states often have state-specific additional licensure and/ or certification requirements. Students considering relocating should contact their program representative in order to determine if the program meets the new state requirements.

Course availability will vary based on campus location.


Program Information

Career Paths

Accountants and Auditors
2018 Median Pay: $70,500 per year
Job Outlook: 10% from 2016-2026
Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.


Cost Estimators
2018 Median Pay: $64,040 per year
Job Outlook: 11% from 2016-2026
Cost estimators collect and analyze data to estimate the time, money, materials, and labor required to manufacture a product, construct a building or provide a service. They generally specialize in a particular product or industry.


Financial Analysts
2018 Median Pay: $85,660 per year
Job Outlook: 11% from 2016-2026
Financial analysts guide businesses and individuals, making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds and other types of investments.


Management Analysts
2018 Median Pay: $83,610 per year
Job Outlook: 14% from 2016-2026
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.


Personal Financial Advisors
2018 Median Pay: $88,890 per year
Job Outlook: 15% from 2016-2026
Personal financial advisors provide advice on investments, insurance, mortgages, college savings, estate planning, taxes and retirement to help individuals manage their finances.


Financial Manager
2018 Median Pay: $127,990 per year
Job Outlook: 19% from 2016-2026
Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.



Faculty & Staff

Jean Walkenhorst - Assistant Professor of Practice

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Tracy Corr - Assistant Professor of Practice

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Courses are typically offered in 8-week terms to provide flexibility to adult learners. Online classes are completed fully online while on-campus evening courses meet once per week for each course.

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Earn Life Credit

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to document prior learning from work/life experiences through a portfolio option. Portfolios are assessed and evaluated to allow as many as 30 credits to be applied toward a degree program.

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We offer flexible payment options to help our students finance their education. These include financial aid, tuition reimbursement, monthly payment plans, veterans benefits and scholarships.

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