Accounting and Finance

The Department of Accounting and Finance (ACFN) offers undergraduate programs of study that lead to the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and the Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. 

Majors & Concentrations

 

Why Study Accounting and Finance at UAB?

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Highlights of UAB's Accounting & Finance Programs

  • Accounting and Finance Advisory Boards, consisting of elite and involved groups of professionals, assure relevant curriculum, support for students, and graduates in demand.

  • Various concentrations and courses allow students to focus their studies. 

  • Flexible course schedule offers day, evening, and online courses.

  • Generous scholarship support is available for students.

  • Year-round internships provide opportunities to explore career options and gain valuable experience.

  • Accounting and finance degrees can be earned completely online, in the traditional classroom setting, or a combination of both.  

  • Featured on CNBC and Bloomberg Businessweek, the three-time international award-winning UAB Green and Gold Fund is a student-run investment fund with over $550K in assets that allows students to earn highly sought after professional credentials.   

  • Bloomberg Finance Lab provides students with 24/7 access to top financial information. Finance majors are Bloomberg certified when they graduate. (video)
  • Fast-track Master of Accounting Program rewards high-achieving UAB undergraduate accounting students interested in pursuing a Master of Accounting degree.

  • Annual Accounting Boot Camp prepares students for placement success.

  • Beta Alpha Psi (student honor society) and National Association of Black Accountants chapters host open meetings and banquets throughout the year including the annual Meet-the-Firms event.

  • Financial Management Association provides real-world exposure in the study of finance through career development events and hosting guest speakers.

  • Award-winning faculty who are extremely active and connected in the professional business community.

  • Practical hands-on-learning experiences for students.

  • Career placement at all worldwide Big 4 accounting firms, regional and local CPA firms along with corporations and government. We have graduates all over the world, including a Rhodes Scholar!

  • First of 18 accounting programs in the U.S. to receive separate accounting accreditation by AACSB International (Only 3 in Alabama and 178 in the world!)

  • One of the first five schools in the U.S. (only 41 worldwide) designated as an Internal Audit Education Partner by The Institute of Internal Auditors.