Accountants—vital to the operation of every business


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If you love tracking data, creating structure and getting the details right, then accounting may be the perfect career choice for you.

Accountants record business transactions for an organization, track financial performance and generally make sure a company runs smoothly—by tracking billing and payments, managing payroll, and producing key reports that allow leaders to make sound decisions.

Why become an accountant?

  • Accountants are in high demand. In fact, most of our accounting students have jobs lined up well before graduation.
  • Lots of flexibility—work part-time, full-time, work for yourself or for any-sized organization.
  • Find a place in accounting that fits your working style—work solo, work in a team, solve programs, reach goal oriented, etc.
  • Accountants are needed in every field because they provide the data for key decision making.

At Union, I appreciated the small class sizes and relationships with my professors. I think in a smaller environment, it’s easier to learn and understand at a deeper level because it’s easier to ask questions and the professors have more time to focus on individual students.

Maxwell Bromme
2020 graduate, and Senior Financial Analyst at Kettering Health.
photo Maxwell Bromme

Real experience starts long before graduation.


of students complete an internship

At Union College, we understand the importance of experience. That's why we connect you with experienced accountants who can teach you valuable lessons—from professors, to local business leaders to mentors in internships.

Why study at Union College?

  • Learn from professors with accounting experience at major corporations.
  • Strong relationships with multiple hospital systems that provide great internships for our students.
  • Small class sizes allow for more personal interaction with professors who care about your success.
  • We focus on practical application of what you learn. Students have assisted low-income residents with tax returns, local non-profits with bookkeeping and more!

My business classes really focused on applying concepts from textbooks to real-world events. I can’t remember equations or quote theories word for word, but I can apply a thought process that was ingrained in me in college to everyday situations I encounter now. As I compare my business education to others, I feel the greatest benefit I received was the continued emphasis on teamwork and larger projects that tied multiple concepts together.

Josh Huenergardt
2001 graduate, financial advisor at Edwards Jones in Lincoln, Neb.
photo Josh Huenergardt

Majors and minors

Business Administration—four-year bachelor of science:

Accounting—Become CPA-ready: Learn how to organize financial information for decision-making purposes and how to understand/analyze a company’s finances. (Degree completion guide)

Business Administration—two-year associate of science:

Accounting—Gives a solid foundation in how to organize financial information for decision-making purposes; this degree works for lower-level accounting jobs. (Degree completion guide)

All business-related majors are offered as a business administration degree. Here are all the options available for business administration:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Small Business Management.

Join the Nebraska Society of CPAs

Union College accounting students can join the Nebraska Society of CPAs.

Click here to apply.

Your career options

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Recommend ways to improve an organization's efficiency. Advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

Job outlook
10% growth (much faster than average)

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Personal Financial Advisor

Provide advice on investments, insurance, mortgages, estate planning, taxes, and retirement to help individuals manage their finances.

Job outlook
13% growth (faster than average)

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