School of Accountancy

Every organization, for-profit and not-for-profit, must have talented and professional accountants to be successful. With a degree in accounting from Auburn University at Montgomery, you will be prepared to take advantage of the numerous opportunities available in private practice, government, business or nonprofit corporations.

The AUM College of Business mission is to prepare students for successful careers by providing quality educational opportunities utilizing dedicated faculty, stakeholder collaboration, and small class sizes.


Auburn University at Montgomery’s School of Accountancy is the only AACSB – International separately accredited accounting program in Montgomery and the River Region and ranks the program in the top of all business AACSB accredited programs in the world. The program provides both undergraduate and graduate courses that prepare the student for entry-level positions in accounting, for graduate studies, and for meeting the education requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) examination in Alabama.

The education requirements to take the Uniform CPA Examination as an Alabama candidate are higher than the minimum requirements for the B.S.B.A.  The additional requirements can be satisfied through undergraduate or graduate accounting courses at AUM.  Over 1/3 of accounting enrollments are post baccalaureate students completing their accounting requirements to sit for the CPA exam.

Beta Alpha Psi
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.

Accounting Club
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 accountingclub@aum.edu.

Accounting Advisory Board
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.

Degrees in the School of Accountancy

The School of Accountancy has one undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with a specialization in Accounting, and one graduate degree, the Master of Accountancy.

BSBA Accounting Specialization 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:

  • Educational background for entry into and advancement in the accounting profession
  • Skills necessary for success in the accounting profession, including the ability to:
    • research problems using the appropriate professional literature,
    • apply advanced accounting concepts in problem solving and decision making, and
    • define their ethical responsibilities as members of the accounting profession

Accounting B.S.B.A. Degree Requirements

For more information contact one of our faculty and staff

Required Accounting Courses Semester Hours
ACCT 3110 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 3120 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT 3210 Managerial Cost Accounting 3
ACCT 3310 Income Tax Accounting 3
ACCT 3200 Accounting Information Systems 4
ACCT 4410 Auditing I 3
Accounting Electives (2 three semester hour courses) 6
Total Hours 25
Elective Accounting Courses (Select 2) Semester Hours
ACCT 4130 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 4210 Advanced Information Systems 3
ACCT 4320 Advanced Income Tax Accounting 3
ACCT 4450 Auditing II 3
ACCT 4510 Government and Nonprofit Accounting & Financial Reporting 3
ACCT 4520 Government Auditing and Internal Control 3
ACCT 4530 Government Budgeting & Performance Reporting 3
ACCT 4610 Nonprofit Accounting & Financial Reporting 3

The State Initiative Program

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 acorbett@aum.edu or 334-244-3274.

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