Video Transcript - UAB MAc

Accounting is the language of business. You can choose any career you want. It's a major that allows you a lot of flexibility in your choice of career.

Our accounting program is one of the largest majors at UAB. Students come from all over the country, and we have many international students as well to pursue the accounting major.

Being in Birmingham allows us to have a really strong internship program. Almost all of our students do internships. We encourage that and we help place them with employers while they're at UAB. Almost all of our accounting students end up with jobs when they graduate.

The professors at UAB have been phenomenal. The professors' research outside of the classroom and their experience within the field, they bring that into the classroom and that enables us to learn so much more and get so much more out of the classroom. They are concerned with your well-being and your career. They've helped me meet with many people outside of the classroom, and they've created so many opportunities for us to meet with the firms within the city.

I finished my degrees here at UAB, and before I even graduated, I already accepted the job at Ernst & Young because of all the opportunities that I've been able to meet with them and they've gotten to know me. I think one of the big reasons why they feel confident accepting students before they graduate is because they know the students they get from UAB. They are very well prepared and they're more than capable of going into the industry.  

Few people in the business world understand numbers and put that knowledge to work like accountants. Behind the scenes, accounting professionals hold crucial roles in the success of any business, but developing that expertise doesn’t happen overnight. The Master of Accounting degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business can help expand your analytical, business, and leadership skills — assets that can positively impact your success in the field. Get a first-rate education with an accounting degree that can help you build your expertise and further your career.

The UAB Collat School of Business holds a separate accounting accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest honor a business school can achieve for its accounting programs.

Highlights of UAB's Master of Accounting (MAc) Program


  • The UAB MAc degree can be earned in the traditional classroom primarily in an evening format, online, or a combination of both.
  • An enhanced online with premium program is available and offers a guaranteed path of progression with a tuition premium.
  • Practical hands-on-learning experiences provide a competitive advantage for students.
  • Year-round internships provide opportunities to explore career options and gain valuable experience.
  • Generous scholarship support is awarded to students on an annual basis.
  • Annual UAB Ollie Powers Accounting Boot Camp helps prepare students for internship placement success.
  • The UAB Chapters of Beta Alpha Psi and National Association of Black Accountants host open meetings and banquets year-round providing networking opportunities.
  • Annual Meet the Employers event brings top employers on campus recruiting for internships, part-time and full-time positions. 
  • Award-winning faculty who are extremely active and connected in the professional business community.
  • 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!
  • First of 18 accounting programs in the U.S. to receive separate accounting accreditation by AACSB International.
  • One of the first five schools in the U.S. designated as an Internal Audit Education Partner by The Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Fast-Track MAc program provides a smooth transition for high-achieving UAB undergrad accounting students. 
  • The Accounting Certificate helps transition indidviduals with non-accounting backgrounds into the MAc program.  

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