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        Major in Accountancy

        Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accountancy Major

        Accounting is the "language of business." Financial statements drive all major decision-making in an organization. Students in this major not only learn the language of business but are trained in data analytics in preparation for the technology-driven world of professional services. A strong and diverse accounting curriculum encourages success on the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.

        Prior to graduation, accounting majors are highly recruited by top companies for internship positions that often lead to full-time employment. Additionally, in your first year as a staff accountant, you are likely to interact with CFOs and controllers, establishing a powerful network and successful career.

        Why choose accounting at the Harbert College of Business?

        CPA Exam Success

        Our CPA Exam pass rates are consistently higher than the national average. In fact, the Master of Accountancy Class of 2020 achieved an 87% pass rate across all four parts of the exam.

        AACSB Accredited

        The School of Accountancy is separately accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), ensuring you receive a top-quality education that puts you on the path toward success.

        Stellar Placement

        Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee boast the highest concentrations of Auburn accounting graduates, although many choose to pursue opportunities in major cities across the country.

        Program Overview


        View the required courses for an accounting degree and begin building your plan of study now.

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        Tuition & Financial Support

        Find out how much it costs to earn your degree and how financial assistance can help.

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        Expert Educators

        See how our faculty’s research and experience can help you in your pursuit of an accounting degree.

        Meet the Faculty
        Student handing out résumé at Harbert job fair

        Accounting Internships

        An accounting internship is the best way to test drive a career in the profession and land a full-time job.

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        Accelerated Bachelors to Master of Accountancy Option

        Earn 9 credits towards both an accounting undergraduate degree and the Master of Accountancy degree during the senior year through the Accelerated Bachelors to MAcc (ABMAcc) option.

        • Admissions Qualifications
          1. Overall GPA : Minimum 3.50 (ungapped)
          2. Undergraduate credit hours: Minimum 45, maximum 96, at least 24 earned at Auburn University
          3. Grade of A or higher in ACCT 3110/5110 Intermediate Accounting I and a minimum upper-level accounting GPA of 3.50
        • Application Deadline
          March 1
        • ABMAcc Course Options
          In the Accelerated Bachelors/Master of Accountancy, you will take the following graduate course options instead of the undergraduate courses.

          Graduate Course Options

          In Lieu of Undergraduate Course


          ACCT 6420 Income Tax II ACCT 5420 Income Tax II Fall or Spring
          ACCT 6610 Gov and NFP Accounting ACCT 5610 Gov and NFP Accounting Summer, Fall, or Spring
          ACCT 6130 Adv Accounting Topics ACCT 5130 Adv Accounting Topics Summer or Fall
          ACCT 6700 Adv Business Law ACCT 5700 Adv Business Law Fall or Spring
          ACCT 6810 Corporate Governance and Accounting Ethics Accounting Elective Spring
        • Sample MAcc Plan of Study

          After you complete your Accelerated Bachelors/Master of Accountancy, you may expect to have a MAcc plan of study similar to the example below. Admission into the ABMAcc does not guarantee admission into the Master of Accountancy the following year. Admission into the MAcc requires excellent academic record in addition to outstanding letters of recommendation.

          Summer Semester

          Fall Semester

          Spring Semester

          ACCT 7110 Research in Accounting ACCT 7410 Federal Tax Research ACCT 7300 Adv Auditing & Assurance Services
          Elective* ACCT 7510 Integrated Accounting Applications  
          Elective* Elective*  


        • ABMAcc Program Policies
          An Auburn University undergraduate student officially admitted and enrolled in an approved Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s degree plan (ABM) may register for graduate courses that are listed as required or elective courses in the student’s ABM plan. Similarly, students officially admitted and enrolled in the Honors College may enroll in a limited number of graduate courses. A maximum of nine hours (in a 30‐hour master’s program) may be counted towards both degrees, provided that a grade of B or higher is achieved on all courses used for graduate credit. No courses may be counted for both undergraduate and graduate credit in a program in which the double counting of courses is prohibited by an accrediting agency. The total course load taken at the time the undergraduate student is in a graduate course may not exceed 16 semester hours per semester.
        • Application Process
          1. Meet with academic advisor to develop undergraduate plan of study (if not previously completed).
          2. Meet with MAcc Program Director to discuss program requirements.
          3. Submit ABMAcc application, resume, and Graduate School ABM application (without signatures) to
        • Continuation and Graduation Requirements
          Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
          • Earn a grade of B or higher in all ABMAcc courses
          • Complete the degree requirements within the limits set by the Graduate School and the MAcc program.
        • Application for Admission to Graduate School
          Students generally apply for admission to Graduate School at the beginning of the senior year. Students should contact the department for application deadlines as departmental deadlines are often much earlier than the Graduate School's application deadline. Students must complete the bachelor's degree, be admitted to the Graduate School and the degree program before entering the master's degree program. Admission into the ABMAcc program does not guarantee admission into the Graduate School. Students must still apply for admission to the Graduate School (including submitting the Graduate School application, paying the application fee, and providing transcripts and standardized test scores as required) by the prescribed deadline.
        • Withdrawal from the ABMAcc Program
          Students may withdraw voluntarily from the ABMAcc program at any time. Students must notify, in writing, the MAcc Program Director. A copy of the request to withdraw from the program should be sent to the Dean of the Graduate School. Students who withdraw from the program voluntarily or because they do not meet program requirements will not be awarded graduate credit for double‐counted courses.

        Online Undergraduate Accounting Degree Options

        Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accountancy

        Already have a business degree? Apply to our online accounting program and experience the same quality of education and support as your campus peers.

        Online BSBA in Accountancy—Second Degree

        Online Undergraduate Certificate in Accountancy

        Have a degree that isn’t in accounting, but you want to sit for the CPA Exam? The Undergraduate Certificate in Accountancy (UCA) is designed so you can get the additional coursework necessary to be qualified to sit for the CPA Exam.

        Undergraduate Certificate in Accountancy

        Get Involved

        Beta Alpha Psi Honorary

        Become part of an organization that promotes professional growth, academic enhancement, social activities, leadership opportunities, and service projects.

        Learn more about BAP

        Rising Accountant & Analyst Program

        Join a group that promotes professional growth and service activities and purposes to prepare students for the recruiting process and membership in Beta Alpha Psi.

        Learn more about RAAP

        Student Organizations

        Find your student professional organization at the Harbert College of Business. These honor societies, associations, and clubs enhance your educational experience and provide lifelong benefits in your chosen field.

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        Stay Informed

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