Learn the fundamental accounting standards and principles that can give you the foundation to launch a career in accounting. Whether you are interested in financial accounting, auditing, forensic accounting, or any of the other diverse areas of the industry, the online bachelor’s in accounting program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business can help you understand the components and processes of each one. Our innovative curriculum, technology-driven instructional methods, and encouraging learning environment can help you move from accounting student to professional, all from the comfort of your home.

  • Get the complete UAB experience in a cutting-edge 100% online format.
  • Earn your degree in as few as 4 years.
  • USNWR online bs 540optJoin a program ranked #40 by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs listing. 
  • Prepare for public, private, industrial accounting, and governmental accounting.
  • Learn from an award-winning faculty of experienced accounting experts.
  • Access a 24/7 technical help desk with technical issues.
  • Prepare to earn the CMA credential through a program endorsed by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) for meeting educational standards to enable students to pursue and earn the CMA credential.
  • Utilize Handshake, the official career services management tool provided to UAB Collat business students.
  • Apply for scholarships that are available for qualified candidates.

Online Accounting Bachelor'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 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.

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 bachelor’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, if they wish, attend the same graduation ceremony as on-campus students. 

How long will it take to earn my Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree?

Students can complete their bachelor’s in accounting in as few as 4 years. 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.


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