The Auburn Accounting Online programs combine traditional instruction with modern technology delivery to offer educational opportunities to working professionals beyond Auburn's campus. The Harbert College of Business is known for the quality of its online programs, as well as for its innovative course delivery. For the second consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report has ranked the college among the top online programs nationally.
Our traditional on-campus accounting classes are recorded and online students view their lectures via streaming video either live or at a time convenient to their work schedules. Therefore, online students receive the same instruction and AACSB accredited degree as their on-campus peers. The online options are identical to the on-campus options regarding rigor, standards, and student accountability.
Exams are administered by an approved exam proctor who may be one of the following: 1) supervisor or higher within student's employer, 2) HR personnel within student's employer, 3) local librarian or 4) representative from local testing center. The exam proctor serves on behalf of the instructor and provides a means of validating that the online student completes all course exams honestly and in accordance with university and faculty guidelines.
Students correspond with faculty members via email, discussion boards, Skype, and phone calls. The Director of Accounting Graduate and Online Programs, Amy Murphy, serves as the academic advisor to all online students. Her contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-844-6118 and is available to answer online students' questions at any time. Ms. Murphy is a licensed CPA with prior Big Four and corporate accounting experience. She has served as Director since 1994.