Online Accounting | University of Nebraska at Kearney



University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Get the same diploma as on campus students

Diversify your academic skills-set and gain additional career or education paths with a minor in accounting.

Accounting is the professional activity which generates and analyzes financial information for making business decisions and reporting financial results.

All courses are offered online.

Steven Hall, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Chair

Steven Hall has taught accounting for 30 years, getting his start at Washington State University. Hall's primary research interests lie in the area of financial reporting.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. High school diploma or GED

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admission
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee
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Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Students take all of ACCT 250, 251, 350 and 351 and MATH 102GS.

Students choose two courses from ACCT 352, 451 or 470.

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ACCT 250Principles of Accounting I3

Course Number: ACCT 250

The basic accounting cycle; current assets, current liabilities, and plant assets. Focuses on financial reporting for service businesses or merchandising businesses which have one owner. Prereq: General Studies Math requirement and sophomore standing

ACCT 251Principles of Accounting II3

Course Number: ACCT 251

Continuation of the basic accounting cycle with particular attention given to development of special procedures for control, partnerships, and corporations. Analysis of financial information used within the organization by manufacturing and service businesses. Prereq: ACCT 250

ACCT 350Intermediate Accounting I3

Course Number: ACCT 350

An in-depth study of the theory, concepts, and practice of financial accounting. Focus is on reporting useful information to third parties through basic corporate financial statements. Prereq: ACCT 251

ACCT 351Intermediate Accounting II3

Course Number: ACCT 351

A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I with emphasis on the more complex problems of financial reporting. Prereq: ACCT 350

MATH 102GSCollege Algebra3

Course Number: MATH 102GS

A college level algebra course which includes a study of linear equations and inequalities, relations and functions, graphing of linear and quadratic functions, polynomial and rational functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, systems of equations, matrices, sequences and series, and other selected topics all of which are necessary for the study of calculus. Prereq: MATH 101* OR Math ACT score of 20 or greater and 2 years of high school algebra Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at a higher level.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ACCT 352Cost Accounting3

Course Number: ACCT 352

Accounting for manufacturing concerns with special emphasis on managerial decisions, as well as on unit and process costs. Prereq: ACCT 251

ACCT 451Tax Accounting3

Course Number: ACCT 451

A study of federal income tax concepts and principles, with emphasis on individual and business organization income tax laws, regulations and filing procedures. Prereq: ACCT 251

ACCT 465Governmental/Non-Profit Accounting3

Course Number: ACCT 465

Accounting and financial reporting for local and state governments, colleges and universities, health care organizations, voluntary health and welfare organizations, and certain other non-profit organizations. Prerequisite: ACCT 350 and ACCT 351

ACCT 470Auditing3

Course Number: ACCT 470

Duties and responsibilities of auditors, methods of conducting audits, preparation of audit reports, and special auditing problems. Emphasis on the application of accounting concepts and principles learned. Prior completion of ACCT 351 is recommended. Prereq: ACCT 350

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $261.00
  • Fees: $57.25
  • Total: $318.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $783.00
  • Fees: $171.75
  • Total: $954.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $396.00
  • Fees: $57.25
  • Total: $453.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1188.00
  • Fees: $171.75
  • Total: $1359.75

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What's it like to take a program online?

  • Quality learning experience

    The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

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