Why Major in Accounting?

Numerous Opportunities to Specialize

No matter how the business world reacts and changes, accounting will and must always be there with it. Because of the complexity of technical changes in the business world, now more than ever there is a need for the professional to become a specialist. You can one day become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and/or a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). These are just of few of the many designated specialties you can get in the field of accounting. There are well over 30 specialties that can be obtained with an accounting degree. Accountants have the option of working in public accounting performing audit, tax and consulting services, for private companies, and for governmental entities just to name a few. Opportunities for travel, career mobility, professional and personal advancement, career stability and high levels of income are endless.

Valuable Internship Opportunities

Numerous accounting internship opportunities are available for students who qualify.  You can gain valuable experience, receive academic credit and compensation. More info

Scholarship Funds Available

The UAB Accounting program is proud to offer numerous scholarship opportunities for accounting students. A description of Accounting Scholarships available as well as all School of Business scholarship information is provided in the links below.     

Accounting Scholarships

Scholarships

Specialized Study

Students can choose an area of concentration in forensic accounting and information technology auditing that focuses on fraud examination techniques and a general understanding of fraud. The four-course forensics concentration is available to UAB accounting and information systems majors.