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With automation, machine learning, and adaptive intelligence changing the way money is managed, who will fill the rapid evolving positions of future accountants? Accounting is the career with the greatest impact on the future of every business – everyday. Make it your mission to help businesses face the key challenges that lie ahead. Take advantage of the AUM faculty with the real-life experiences who will coach you in a dynamic program. Work with a team of students who are well-known for their reputation at meeting the highly ethical demands of this field.
A degree from Auburn University at Montgomery will give you a number of career choices. As a graduate, you will be equipped to work in a variety of professional settings including public accounting, for-profit entities, government, and non-profit agencies. The problem-solving skills and ethical awareness you develop at AUM will prepare you to earn professional certifications and professional leadership roles. In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, AUM offers a Master of Accountancy degree (MACC) and an Accounting minor.
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. Other electives allow you to tailor your educational experience based on your goals after AUM.
In addition to preparing you for entry-level positions in accounting and graduate studies, this program is designed to meet the education requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) examination in Alabama.
Auburn University at Montgomery’s School of Accountancy is the only accounting program in Montgomery and the River Region to be separately accredited by AACSB International. AUM’s degree in accounting ranks in the top one percent of all AACSB-accredited programs in the world.
The Know How
What you will know with an Accounting degree from AUM
Know how to be a financial foothold that will ensure the progress of your company to achieve its goals.
Know how to meet the needs of society by using fair business strategies for building a strong, safe community.
Know how to analyze the financial position of a firm and have the confidence to manage its capabilities with a highly ethical stance.
Know how to manage accounts to develop a sustainable future for all.
Points of Pride
Customize Your Degree
Rewarding Occupations and Job Growth
A lot of people think of tax accounting, but there are so many other options! Check out our Career Discover Board (below on this page) to begin exploring your options.
Both public and private accounting are personal preferences. If you have the personality to help others public accounting would be a good path. If you prefer to work internally for a single company then private accounting would be the best pick.
Not really. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are basically all you need. But you need to be well-practiced at these.
Accounting focuses on the day-to-day flow of money in and out of a company or institution. Finance plans the future growth of a company by managing assets and liabilities within that company.
Is a Degree in Accounting Right for Me?
With this bachelor’s degree as your educational foundation, you have many career possibilities.
|Career/Job Title||Entry-level Education||Job Growth 2020-2030||Annual Median Salary|
|Forensic Financial Analyst||Bachelor’s Degree||7% (Faster than average)||$81,430|
|International Tax Manager||Bachelor’s Degree||15% (Much faster than average)||$134,180|
|Chief Financial Officer (CFO)||Bachelor’s Degree||4% (As fast as average)||$107,680|
|Risk Analyst||Bachelor’s Degree||18% (Much faster than average)||$111,030|
|Accountant (CPA)||Bachelor’s Degree||4% (As fast as average)||$73,560|
|Financial Advisor||Bachelor’s Degree||4% (As fast as average)||$89,330|
|Controller||Bachelor’s Degree |
|11% (Much faster than average)||$87,660|
Note: Salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education, training, demographics, and industry. Here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
College of Business
Begin your study in the College of Business with a strong foundation. Then customize your degree with intensive courses in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing or General Business. All degrees offered by the College of Business have achieved business accreditation by AACSB-International, the most prestigious business school accrediting body. In addition to a B.S. in Accounting, you will graduate with an AACSB accreditation. Only 1 percent of schools worldwide hold this special accreditation.
Official Name of the Accounting Degree
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy with AACSB special accreditation added to this degree.
This degree requires students to meet on campus. Students in these courses enroll in a program to connect in a campus setting and to collaborate using a variety of technological and educational tools. Professors play an inspirational role in building relationships among teams and individuals in this setting. The criteria for many programs can only be met with In-Class coursework. Be sure to check with your advisor to understand the best route to take.
Students planning to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) Examination in Alabama must satisfy certain requirements by the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy. AUM stands ready to guide you through this challenging but rewarding option.
AccountingEDU.org included Auburn University at Montgomery among its top accounting bachelor’s degree recommendations. The website weighed such factors as affordability and first-time CPA exam pass rate to determine the “most effective, affordable schools” in its guide for potential students.
Math Intensity Scale
Generally, the math concentration level for an accounting degree includes the four operations of mathematics. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are basically all you need. But you need to be well-practiced at these.
The accounting specialization consists of eight courses: seven required to provide students with the knowledge and skills generally expected of all entry-level accountants and three accounting electives that students can choose based on their career path. Students planning to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) Examination in Alabama must satisfy certain requirements by the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy. AUM stands ready to guide you through this challenging but rewarding option.
The course listings below are only a few of the classes this concentration requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor.
|Course Number||Course Name||What you will know…|
|ACCT 3110||Intermediate Accounting I||Know how to put the theory of accounting into action and meet the needs of companies who depend on your financial reporting skills. Your strong foundations in this course will give you the confidence to protect your company’s financial reputation across the globe.|
|ACCT 3200||Accounting Information Systems (writing intensive)||An introduction to accounting information systems. Know how to journal and report a cycle of transactions. Know how to help minimize risks and protect your company’s assets by providing accurate records. Know the process of internal controls – the laws, regulations, and policies required by management.|
|ACCT 3210||Managerial Cost Accounting||Know how to control cost spikes and declines in business activities. Study cost behavior as it relates to cost accumulation, allocation, and control procedures. Apply your knowledge in cost behavior to maximize your company’s profit. Step by step manage the job-order, process, budget, and data analysis to make informed operational decisions.|