Bachelor Degree in Accounting

Make a Statement. Earn Your Degree in Accounting Online.

Accounting StudentThe Collat School of Business and UAB Online are working together to offer you this Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. The UAB Online Accounting Program ranks 7th in the nation! UAB's online accounting program earned the highest ranking in the southeast by Open Education Database (OEDb).

Accountants fulfill an essential role in business. Communicating relevant financial accounting information and providing reliable financial reports have become a vital component in achieving successful business endeavors.

For those looking to acquire the essential knowledge and practical skills needed to build a career as an accounting professional, or supplement existing experience through advanced study, the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business Online Accounting Degrees offer streamlined curricula and a high-quality, practice-oriented educational experience.

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Become a Part of a History of Excellence

UAB was among the 17 accounting programs to receive accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 1982, the very first year the AACSB granted accreditation to accounting programs separate from that of business school programs. Currently, UAB is among only 176 universities worldwide to achieve this seal of excellence in both business and accounting.

What Makes UAB Right for You

National Recognition: Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) is the highest honor an accounting program can receive, and UAB has held this distinction for almost 30 years.
  • Faculty Experience: Our award-winning faculty remain very involved in the professional accounting community and are dedicated to supporting students and helping them reach their goals.
  • Professional Network: From the annual Meet the Employers event to interaction with representatives from public accounting and industry on the Accounting Advisory Council, there are many opportunities to make connections with experts in the accounting field.
  • Personalized Education: We have student-oriented faculty. The same faculty that teach the on-campus, face-to-face classes also teach the online classes and are dedicated to supporting students in achieving their career goals. We offer the opportunity for students to interact with their cohorts and professors and to become involved in the various student organizations.
  • Obtain Professional Certification: Our Bachelor of Science in Accounting Program prepares you to successfully pass the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exams. Our Master of Accounting program also prepares you to successfully pass these exams as well as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

What Career Opportunities Would I Have

These are some of the careers which graduates of our Accounting Program have been successful in:
  • Public accounting
  • Private accounting
  • Industrial accounting
  • Government accounting

Should I Apply?

You should apply if you are an individual who wants to fulfill an essential role in business and change your world by earning a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, furthering your knowledge through professional development, or having broader influence through improving your career opportunities. UAB Online is a user-friendly virtual campus that offers fully accessible courses to the first-time online student as well as to returning technology-proficient online students. We are here to take the difficulty out and put the world changing learning opportunities in!

What Can UAB Online Offer Me?

You will receive immediate benefits as a UAB student and eventually as an alumnus. UAB has a history of excellence and you will become an integral part of that. You will be proud to say that you are a UAB student because UAB is a world class institution recognized all over the world for excellence in research, service and innovation.

You will have immediate access to The Sterne Library which houses more than one million items. Sterne also provides electronic access to the contents of more than 35,044 serials and 72,000 electronic books.

AskIT will be your first line of support for all things IT. Supporting all of the central applications and services, the AskIT professionals are available by telephone, email, chat, web, and walk-up. Although computers and technology can sometimes be overwhelming, AskIT will be there to help guide you through any issues and to the right IT services to fulfill your needs. You have full access to ASK IT, just as you would if you were walking on our beautiful green campus here in sunny Birmingham, Alabama. You will also have access to students (who will become friends) from around the globe. This will add immensely to your perspectives as well as increase your network of colleagues.

UAB is such a special place. What do you want to know today? Let us help you change your world!