The Fast-track Master of Accounting (MAc) Program in the Collat School of Business is open to high-achieving undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in accounting at UAB. After earning the B.S. degree, students in the Fast-Track Program continue pursuing the MAc degree. 

Students in the Fast-Track MAc program are not required to take the GMAT exam.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Fast-Track Master of Accounting Program, a Plan II (non-thesis) program, students must:

  • Have completed at least 15 hours of coursework at UAB.
  • Be within 45 hours of graduation.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher.
  • Have completed the following courses with at least a “B” in each course and have at least a 3.3 average in the three courses:
    AC 300 – Financial Accounting I
    AC 304 – Accounting Information Systems
    AC 310 – Financial Accounting II

MAc Degree Requirements (30 hours)

See MAc Degree requirements in UAB Catalog


Jim Byrd 16
James Byrd, PhD
Director, Master of Accounting Program
Associate Professor
(205) 975-8718
Office: CSB 316