Accounting (B.A., B.S.)

Major: Accounting (B.A., B.S.)

Academically equivalent, both bachelor’s of art and bachelor’s of science will fully prepare you for a career in accounting. If you choose to graduate with two majors, and one major is only offered as a B.A. or B.S., the second major should match the first degree.

If you want to become a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) you will need to consult with an advisor for the best course curriculum.

Business Core Courses 34 hours
Accounting Major (B.A. or B.S., 67 hours)
12 hours must be upper-level; 12 hours must be from NWU.
ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I 3 hours
ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II 3 hours
ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles 3 hours
ECON 1540 Microeconomic Principles 3 hours
BUSAD 1090 Spreadsheet Applications 1 hour
BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
BUSAD 2100/ECON 2100 Business and Economic Statistics 3 hours
BUSAD 2500 Principles of Management 3 hours
BUSAD 2700 Business Law I 3 hours
BUSAD 3300 Quantitative Methods 3 hours
BUSAD 3700 Financial Management 3 hours
BUSAD 4600 Business Ethics 3 hours
Accounting Courses 30 hours
12 hours must be from NWU.
ACCT 2110 Intermediate Accounting I 3 hours
ACCT 2120 Intermediate Accounting II 3 hours
ACCT 2280 Cost Accounting 3 hours
ACCT 2440 Accounting Information Systems 3 hours
ACCT 3300 Managerial Accounting 3 hours
ACCT 3400 Individual Federal Tax Accounting 3 hours
ACCT 4410 Corporate Federal Tax 3 hours
ACCT 4420 Auditing 3 hours
ACCT 4430 Advanced Accounting 3 hours
ACCT 4970 Accounting Internship 3 hours
Senior Comprehensive 3 hours
BUSAD 4800 Strategic Management 3 hours

Also required:

MATH 1500 Calculus for Management, Biological, and Social Sciences or MATH 1600 Calculus I is strongly recommended for students considering graduate school.

NOTE: The Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy requires 150 hours to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam. BUSAD 2800 Business Law II is recommended for students who wish to take the CPA exam.