Move your career forward on weekends, evenings, and lunch breaks by earning your Master of Accounting degree online from one of the first programs to earn dual business and accounting accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). An honor held by only 1 percent of business schools worldwide. A graduate online accounting degree from UAB holds a high-quality reputation and can help further your expertise through an innovative curriculum and technology-driven instructional methods, all in a comfortable educational setting that fosters continuous improvement.

Highlights of UAB's MAc Program...
U.S. News Best Online Programs Rankings places UAB MAc at No. 12...

Who Should Pursue A Master's Degree in Accounting?

Accountants are in demand in good and bad economic times, which means a steady stream of opportunities for you in the years to come. Expertise is all about continuous learning, and that’s where a master’s in accounting comes in. Staying relevant in your field is essential to establishing your reputation as an expert, and even more so for taking the next step in your career.

Even if you earned your bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, you can still pursue a master’s in accounting by participating in our Accounting Bridge Program. No matter your level of experience, your passion for accounting is what counts with us. Our program is designed for seasoned accounting professionals and aspiring accountants alike. No matter your level of experience, your passion for accounting is what counts with us. Gain the formal knowledge necessary to earn your master’s degree in the field without another four-year commitment.

If you are already pursuing an undergraduate accounting degree at UAB, check out our Accelerated Bachelors to Master of Accounting (ABM) program. Students admitted to this program can take up to 12 hours of MAc graduate coursework at undergraduate tuition rates and have the GMAT requirement waived.

Online Accounting Master's Degree FAQs

What should I look for in an online program?

We recommend that students pursuing degrees online consider programs with extensive experience delivering distance learning, professional accreditation (AACSB), a dedicated full-time faculty, a high level of student satisfaction, and a low student attrition rate. UAB’s online accounting degree offers you all of these advantages, providing the benefits of a traditional university education with the convenience and flexibility afforded by the use of advanced technology.

U.S. News Best Online Programs Rankings 2022 places UAB MAc at No. 12 overall and No. 4 in the student engagement category, measuring student satisfaction and instructor responsiveness.

Why is accreditation important?

It’s important to entrust your education to an academic institution recognized for professional excellence and tested for quality assurance. Since 1982, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business has maintained accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in Business & Accounting, a seal of excellence afforded to only 188 universities worldwide for undergraduate and graduate business degree programs.

Do I earn the same degree that on-campus students earn?

Yes, the University of Alabama at Birmingham awards the same accredited accounting degrees regardless of the delivery method. 

Does the diploma say "online"

Your master’s in accounting diploma will not distinguish that you are a distance student in our online program. Students can be confident that UAB’s standards of excellence are the same for on-campus and online accounting degree programs. Online students attend the same graduation ceremony as on-campus students. 

How long will it take to earn my Master of Accounting degree?

Students can complete their master’s in accounting (30 credit hours) in as few as 5 semesters. Completion of the entire accounting degree is contingent upon individual student general education course completion and transfer credit evaluation. 

Can I transfer credit hours earned at another institution to UAB?

Yes, UAB accepts transfer credits from other institutions. Click for more information or email an advisor.

I have a bachelor's degree in a different field. Can I pursue a master's in accounting?

Yes, students without a bachelor’s degree in accounting or business have the opportunity to participate in our Accounting (AC) Bridge Certificate

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