College of Business
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. Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupation Outlook Handbook.
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.
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2018 Median Pay: $70,500 per year
Job Outlook: +10% from 2016-2026
Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure the records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. They also assess financial operations and work to help ensure organizations run efficiently.
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.
2017 Median Pay: $80,180 per year
Job Outlook: +10% from 2016-2026
Financial examiners ensure compliance with laws governing financial institutions and transactions. They review balance sheets, evaluate the risk level of loans, and assess bank management.
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 long-term financial goals of their organization.
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
2018 Median Pay: $64,120 per year
Job Outlook: +6% from 2016-2026
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents connect buyers and sellers in financial markets. They sell securities to individuals, advise companies in search of investors, and conduct trades.
2018 Median Pay: $85,660 per year
Job Outlook: -1% from 2016-2026
Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents review tax returns, conduct audits, identify taxes owed, and collect overdue tax payments from individuals and businesses on behalf of the federal, state, or local government.
Requirements for the Accounting Major:
Complete the following 36 credits:
Complete the following cognate courses:
Requirements to Sit for the CPA Examination in the State of Nebraska:
Crete Campus Four-Year Plan
Doane Accounting Club
Phi Beta Lambda
At Doane, I'm able to pursue all of my passions while obtaining an accounting degree that prepares me to sit for the CPA exam.
Lauren Schmidt ’19
Accounting and Business Administration