Use your analytical mind to begin a career in accounting. The commitment to developing strong financial decision makers is what makes the University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration the top university for accounting degree graduates.

All business decisions impact and are impacted by "the numbers." Our accounting degree program will teach you how to prepare and interpret financial information that will benefit the economic activity of any organization.

Certified public accountants are the most widely recognized and highly trusted professionals in the business world. The benefits that come with being a CPA include increased trust, opportunity and financial reward - some of which are not standard with a general accounting degree.

Non-CPA track accounting majors can work in a number of positions in a variety of companies without CPA certification. As an accountant, you can easily work for big and small businesses, school districts and various nonprofit and government organizations. There are many executives, vice presidents and CFOs in Fortune 500 companies who are not CPAs.

UNIBusiness is nationally known as a top institution for CPA professionals due to the professional-level exam preparation that is tied into our curriculum. Our CPA examination pass rate is higher than the national average and many of our graduates pass the CPA exam by the time they graduate.

More UNIBusiness graduates have earned NASBITE's Certified Global Business Professional credential than any other university in the world.


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Accounting Students

UNIBusiness has received numerous accolades due to the quality of education we provide in and outside of the classroom. Our program has logged more than 31,000 hours of client project work for hundreds of Iowa and international-based companies.

Accounting students

As a student in the College of Business Administration, you'll have the opportunity to participate in many short- and long-term study abroad and internship programs with little financial burden. Scholarships and Fly Free make it possible to show your adventurous side and prove you're ready for business on a global scale.

Accounting Students

Professional certification can be a deciding factor in hiring decisions, and few schools prepare their students for the exams. UNIBusiness offers certification training for the CPA, CFA Level 1, global business, Six Sigma, project management and appraisal.


96% of last year's UNI Graduates are employed or continuing their education



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Joseph Ugrin
Department Head of Accounting

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