Wayne State College

About the Accounting Degree Program

You have a head for numbers. You have a heart for business. The Accounting degree program at Wayne State College may be the path for you. Your educational experiences here will not only equip you to create and analyze financial information, but also prepare you for a career where others ask you for advice on important decisions because you will often understand the business better than anyone else. Class activities and projects promote development of what you need for success in the accounting profession, beyond technical skills in accounting, tax, and auditing. These include verbal, writing, social, and technology skills. Through this program, Wayne State strives to build professionals of high integrity for placement in business, public accounting firms, governmental entities, or non-profit organizations. Bottom line, realize that a wide variety of accounting career opportunities exists, that accounting graduates are in high demand, and that Wayne State College is here to foster your growth as a future business professional.

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Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A. or B.S. in Business Administration/Accounting

Hours required:
For concentration: 48
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular pairings: Economics, Finance

Popular minors: Economics, Management Information Systems

School: Business and Technology

Department: Business and Economics

Accreditation: International Accreditation Council for Business Education

Licensure: Wayne State College's Business Administration major with the Accounting concentration is considered a pre-licensure program. It does not include all of the educational requirements necessary to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The courses in this program may be used in combination with other degree programs or indiviual courses to meet CPA licensing requirements.

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid for the Accounting degree program.

Join the Nebraska Society of CPAs

Students in the Public Accounting degree program at Wayne State College can join the Nebraska Society of CPAs at no cost as a student affiliate.

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Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world in the Accounting degree program.

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Skills Learned

  • Financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Understanding and generating financial reports
  • General knowledge of income tax laws
  • Fundamentals required to preare tax returns
  • Familiarity with audits and assurance services
  • Business management and leadership
  • Legal and ethical standards of business
  • Principles of business marketing
  • Oral and written communication
  • Computer literacy and competency


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Possible Careers

  • Accountant
  • Budget analyst
  • Accounting manager
  • Financial manager
  • Accounting software advisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Auditor
  • Tax preparer
  • Controller
  • Cost accountant

Employers for accounting majors


  • Accounting firms
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Government / federal agencies
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Software / tech companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Service providers


Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished professionals that have been recognized as experts in their fields. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the Accounting degree program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education in the Accounting degree program by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

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Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service-Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

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  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
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We encourage all students to complete an internship before graduating with a Business Administration - Accounting degree from Wayne State College. You are not required to complete an internship; however, Career Services is available to help you find internship and employment opportunities if you wish to do so.

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