UNI's Hybrid Accounting Program Receives Innovation Award

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The UNI Department of Accounting has received the inaugural KPMG Accounting Program Innovation Award from the American Accounting Association, the largest community of accountants in academia. This award honors a department, program, project or individual delivering an impactful innovation that addresses a current issue in the accounting academy, as determined by a committee of accounting department heads from across the United States.

The award comes after the inaugural semester of UNI’s new hybrid accounting program, which was created to help address a shortage of accounting professionals in the Des Moines metro where posted positions for new accounting graduates exceeded the supply by over 6 to 1. 

The initiative allows placebound adult learners in central Iowa with an AAS or AA degree increased access to the expertise of UNI’s David W. Wilson College of Business, where the accounting program is regarded as one of the best in the country. The hybrid model offers the convenience of business-core and elective courses delivered online with in-person accounting courses on the DMACC Urban campus.

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