Accountancy

Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate programs offered

Earn a Graduate Degree

  • MPA in Accountancy
  • PhD in Business with a specialization in Accountancy

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Graduate Chair for Ph.D.
Professor Tom Omer

MPA Coordinator
Dr. Jina Morris

Campus Address
307 CBA
Lincoln NE 68588-0488


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Application checklist and deadlines

1. Required by Graduate Studies

Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.

2. Required by Accountancy

After you apply, allow one business day for us to set up your access so you can complete these requirements via MyRED.

  • Entrance exam(s): GMAT
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5
  • Three recommendation letters

When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.


Application Deadlines for Accountancy
  • Ph.D. (only admits for odd years): January 1 for Fall.
  • M.P.A. Domestic Applicants: April 1 for Fall: To be fully considered for a fellowship. July 1 for Otherwise. December 1 for Spring. May 1 for Summer.
  • M.P.A. International Applicants: April 1 for Fall. October 1 for Spring. February 1 for Summer.

Application/admission is for entry in a specific term and year. UNL's academic year is divided into 3 terms: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (multiple sessions May-August). Some UNL programs accept new students only in certain terms and/or years; if your desired entry term isn't mentioned here, you may want to consult the department for clarification.

Description

The Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.A.) emphasizes the use of accounting as an analytical tool for understanding business and public affairs while preparing students for professional careers in public accounting, industry, or government. A range of accounting concepts and relationships are taught to equip students with the ability to apply solutions to management issues.

The School of Accountancy seeks high-performance students to be the business world's creative problem-solvers of the future. Degree requirements can be met in five years by enrolling in a combined bachelor's and master's degree program or by completing a full year of graduate work after the bachelor's degree. Students completing the M.P.A. program should meet the requirements of states that require a minimum of 150 semester credits to sit for the CPA exam.

A joint M.P.A./J.D. program is also available. Students must apply individually to both the M.P.A. and J.D. programs. Students admitted to both programs will be classified as M.P.A./J.D. students.

The Ph.D. in business with a specialization in accountancy is also available. This doctoral-level specialization prepares students for academic careers in financial or managerial accounting, auditing, taxation, or information systems. See the Business graduate program summary for more information about the Ph.D. program.

Cost of attendance

Cost differs from one student to another. For details see Tuition, Fees, and Funding or try our Cost Estimator.

Courses and More

Admitted students will choose courses from the Course Catalog, typically in: During the first half of their coursework, students will work with an advisor to create a plan of study — one of the essential Steps to Degree Completion.

Faculty and research

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Accountancy

Herita Akamah

Financial Accounting; International Accounting; Earnings Management; Corporate Disclosures; Management Forecast and Tax Avoidance

Arthur Allen

Bonds; Audit Fees; Financial and Governmental Accounting

James Brown, Jr.

Managerial AccountingEmeritus

Aaron Crabtree

Impact of Taxes and Audits on Capital Markets; Federal Tax Accounting

Keith Czerney

Audit Reports; Financial Statement Disclosure; Initial Public Offerings; Financial Distress

Amanda Gonzales

Financial Accounting

Steve Hegemann

Ethics; Financial Reporting Fraud; Forensic Analysis; International Financial Reporting Standards; Moral Hazard and Unintended Consequences

Jina Morris

Auditing

Tom Omer

Tax and Auditing

Linda Ruchala

Managerial Accounting; Control Systems; Public Interest; Accounting Theory; Accounting Control and Disclosure

Kelli Saunders

Judgment and Decision Making in Accounting; Auditor-to-Auditor Interactions; Auditor to Client Interactions; Audit Quality Control Mechanisms, Internal Audit, Financial Reporting and Investor Behavior

Scott Seavey

Audit Quality; Voluntary Disclosure; "Real Effects" of Financial Reporting

Marjorie Shelley

Tax, Auditing and Financial Accounting

Paul Shoemaker

Taxation and Public Policy

David Smith

Financial Accounting; Regulation; Securities Market

Jill Trucke

Accounting

This summary page is maintained by Graduate Studies.
For additional details check out the dept./program website: Accountancy.

Departments: Have an update for this summary? Contact Stacy Dam.