After finishing their undergraduate degrees in business and working a number of years,
many non-accounting business professionals wish to change career paths into accounting.
Now they can without relocating the family or giving up their full-time jobs. As
part of Auburn's strategic plan, "Auburn will make available fully online new undergraduate
and graduate programs for degree completers and working professionals." The online
BSBA in Accountancy program is the first online undergraduate degree offered at Auburn
The program was approved by the AU Board of Trustees at their June 2014 meeting. The Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) will review the program proposal as an informational item on their December 5, 2014 meeting agenda.
How does it work?
Auburn's 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 the same degree as their on-campus counterparts. The online option of the BSBA in Accountancy is identical to the on-campus option regarding rigor, standards, and student accountability. The only difference is that online students are not physically on-campus.
Admission to the online B.S.B.A. in Accountancy program is limited to second degree seeking candidates only who meet the following criteria:
- Candidates must have completed either an AACSB-accredited bachelor's degree in business or an AACSB-accredited MBA.
- Candidates must have either a USA or APO address.
Admitted students will receive a waiver of the university and college core classes
because of their previous AACSB accredited business degree and be required to complete
only 30 semester hours in accounting.
Students who are working full-time may take six semester hours per semester and may complete the program in five semesters. Students who are not working may complete the program more quickly.
The admissions process and advising is administered by Amy Murphy, Director of Accounting Graduate and Online Programs, at email@example.com or 334-844-6118. Completed applications will be considered on a competitive basis by the Committee on Undergraduate Study in Accountancy.
The accounting programs at Auburn University are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the “gold standard” of business and accounting education.