Why Major in Accounting?

At Hastings College, we integrate traditional business and accounting knowledge with a broad set of courses across disciplines, equipping you with the tools necessary for today’s changing world.

Through challenging in-class projects and internships, you’ll learn accounting practices, build analytical skills, fine-tune communication strategies, build high ethical standards and hone research and teamwork techniques. Your advisor will encourage and support you throughout your time at Hastings, helping ensure you’ll meet the 150 hours of coursework required to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Nebraska and other states. Plus you’ll gain the skills to excel as an accountant, auditor, analyst, chief financial officer or in graduate school should you choose to continue your education.

You’ll find recent Hastings College graduates building great careers in public accounting as staff accountants, auditors, managers and partners; in industry as cost analysts, computer installation specialists, controllers, internal auditors and financial advisors; and in standard-setting organizations, including the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Committee.

Every business and organization needs a good accountant, from non-profits to small business, from to Fortune 500 companies to sports teams, from the FBI to entertainment companies. Career options are endless, demand is strong and salaries are exciting. The bottom line? You’ll find success at Hastings. Apply today.

Adding up to Success

Hastings College has partnered with Omaha-based ScoreVision to install a new state-of-the-art scoreboard in Lynn Farrell Arena—and pilot a new internship program. This summer, four Hastings College students are exploring uncharted territory in... more
Greg Mol, an Accounting major from Highlands Ranch, Colorado tells about his experiences with teachers on the Hastings College campus. more
When a friend in Altman Hall found herself frustrated by her accounting homework, then-Hastings College first-year student Dana (Pote) Foote ’96 remembers leafing through the numeral-rich textbook and feeling a click. more
Equipped with outstanding academic and leadership opportunities, Isaac Mertens secured a job before graduating from Hastings College. more