The AUM College of Business prepares diverse, ethical business leaders through an engaged educational experience paired with collaborative research and service.

Accounting

The Accounting Program is the only AACSB – International separately accredited accounting program in Montgomery and the River Region and ranks the program in the top 1% of all business AACSB accredited programs in the world. The program provides both undergraduate and graduate courses that prepare the student for entry-level positions in accounting, for graduate studies, and for meeting the education requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) examination in Alabama.

The education requirements to take the Uniform CPA Examination as an Alabama candidate are higher than the minimum requirements for the B.S.B.A.  The additional requirements can be satisfied through undergraduate or graduate accounting courses at AUM.  Over 1/3 of accounting enrollments are post baccalaureate students completing their accounting requirements to sit for the CPA exam.

 

Degrees in the Department of Accounting 

The Department of Accounting has one undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with a specialization in Accounting, and has submitted a request to offer a graduate degree, the Master of Accountancy, for implementation in January 2015.


Delta Epsilon Kappa

Each spring semester students in their second semester junior year (undergraduate), and graduate students in accounting who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishment in their academic studies, are invited to join Delta Epsilon Kappa (DEK), the academic honorary accounting organization on the Auburn Montgomery campus.

Accounting Club

Get to know your fellow accounting majors and faculty members by joining the Accounting Club. This club encourages academic achievement and provides an opportunity to learn from professionals about the many career choices offered to accounting graduates. For more information contact the Department of Accounting at (334) 244-3490 or accountingclub@aum.edu.

Accounting Degree

BSBA Accounting Specialization The accounting specialization prepares students to enter a variety of accounting careers. Students should finish the required AUM Core Curriculum and the College of Business lower Division Business Core before starting the Accounting Specialization. The accounting program consists of six required core courses, designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills generally expected of all entry-level accountants, and two required accounting electives. Students have the opportunity to select electives that lead to their choice of careers. 

Our program objectives are to provide students with the:

  • Educational background for entry into and advancement in the accounting profession
  • Skills necessary for success in the accounting profession, including the ability to:
    • research problems using the appropriate professional literature,
    • apply advanced accounting concepts in problem solving and decision making, and
    • define their ethical responsibilities as members of the accounting profession 

 

Accounting B.S.B.A. Degree Requirements

Required Accounting Courses

Semester Hours

ACCT 3110 Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACCT 3120 Intermediate Accounting II

3

ACCT 3210 Managerial Cost Accounting

3

ACCT 3310 Income Tax Accounting

3

ACCT 3200 Accounting Information Systems

4

ACCT 4410 Auditing I

3

Accounting Electives (2 three semester hour courses)

6

Total Hours

25

Elective Accounting Courses (Select 2)

Semester Hours

ACCT 4130 Advanced Financial Accounting

3

ACCT 4210 Advanced Information Systems

3

ACCT 4320 Advanced Income Tax Accounting

3

ACCT 4450 Auditing II

3

ACCT 4510 Government and Nonprofit Accounting & Financial Reporting

3

ACCT 4520 Government Auditing and Internal Control

3

ACCT 4530 Government Budgeting & Performance Reporting

3

ACCT 4610 Nonprofit Accounting & Financial Reporting

3


For more information, please click on the brochure below or contact the faculty and staff

Accounting Brochure