Every organization needs an accountant with up-to-date skills as part of their team. Accounting is central to enterprises from business to government, and a degree from Auburn University at Montgomery will give you a number of career choices. When you graduate, you will be equipped to work in a variety of professional settings including public accounting, for-profit entities, and/or government/non-profit agencies. The problem-solving skills and ethical awareness you’ll develop at AUM will prepare you to gain your professional certifications and lead in the accounting profession. AUM offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting.
Points of Pride
- Auburn Montgomery's School of Accountancy is the only AACSB – International separately accredited accounting program in Montgomery and the River Region, putting AUM’s accounting program in the top 1% of accounting programs in the world.
- Graduates are employed by international, regional and local CPA firms, government agencies, industry and nonprofit organizations.
- AUM students participate in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, providing free tax preparation services for low-income taxpayers, and gaining valuable hands-on experience.
- Students have the opportunity to meet potential regional and international employers at area professional organization meetings, Accounting Club meetings and the annual “Accounting Networking” event.
Put Your Degree to Work
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.
Employment prospects for accountants are bright and salary expectations even better. Job growth for financial operations executives is expected to be about average, growing 8 percent in the next ten years. But the 2014 median annual wage for business and financial occupations of $64,790 was significantly higher than the median annual wage for all occupations.