A degree from Auburn University at Montgomery will give you a number of career choices. When you graduate, you will be equipped to work in a variety of professional settings, including public accounting, for-profit entities, and/or government/non-profit agencies. The problem-solving skills and ethical awareness you’ll develop at AUM will prepare you to earn professional certifications and professional leadership roles.
Seniors in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with an accounting specialization program can take graduate classes in the Master of Accountancy degree program and waive the GMAT with good grades.
Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for accounting students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. To be eligible, students must be in an accounting degree program with at least a 3.0 GPA. See more information at AUMBAP.org.
Get to know your fellow accounting majors and faculty members by joining the Accounting Club. This club encourages academic achievement and provides an opportunity to learn from professionals about the many career choices offered to accounting graduates. For more information contact Haley Daniel in the School of Accountancy at (334) 244-3136 or [email protected].
The purpose of the Accounting Advisory Board is to assist the mission of the School of Accountancy, College of Business, and Auburn University at Montgomery. The objectives of the Accounting Advisory Board includes providing a channel of communication between the School and the professional accounting community, advising the School in determining direction of its instructional and non-instructional programs, and assisting with the placement of graduates.
Click here to learn more about the Accounting Advisory Board and see this year’s roster.
The Government Financial Management Student Society – gives students an opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into the government financial management sector and become affiliated with the Government Finance Officers Association (GOA) and Association of Government Accountants (AGA) professional organizations at the international level as well as regional level. Club members are also encouraged to attend local and national networking and training events for the professional organizations
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.
Employment prospects for accountants are bright and salary expectations even better. Job growth for financial operations executives is expected to be about average, growing 8 percent in the next ten years. But the 2014 median annual wage for business and financial occupations of $64,790 was significantly higher than the median annual wage for all occupations.
The accounting specialization prepares students to enter a variety of accounting careers. Students should finish the required College of Business core curriculum before starting the Accounting Specialization. The accounting program consists of six required core courses, designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills generally expected of all entry-level accountants, and two required accounting electives. Students have the opportunity to select electives, allowing them to tailor their educational experience based on their goals after AUM.
Our program objectives are to provide students with the:
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The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.
Course sampling specific to the Accounting major includes:
Accounting electives — 6 semester hours; grades below “C” in these electives are not acceptable for graduation.
This program was developed by the Auburn University at Montgomery School of Accountancy and the state government members of its Accounting Advisory Board. The program development was driven by the installation of the State of Alabama’s new accounting systems and the need for state employees to receive formal education to increase their accounting knowledge and skills. This State Initiative Program continues AUM’s commitment to facilitate the educational needs of the State of Alabama’s employees. If you have any questions, or need help with step-by-step application instructions, contact Angie Corbett at [email protected] or 334-244-3274.
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