The history of business is set forth in its accounts. But accounting is more than record keeping—it is one of the most important, proactive and challenging fields of modern business, and a perfect fit for motivated and enterprising students. The Culverhouse School of Accountancy offers one of the most challenging programs of any American university.
Enrollment means access to some of the nation's top accounting scholars, a huge network of alumni, top firms and organizations, great academic and career advising, and the best preparation for a career accounting for tomorrow's business today.
The Culverhouse School of Accountancy offers graduate programs in Masters of Accountancy, Masters of Tax Accounting, and Ph.D Programs.
Accounting students also enjoy access to a special Spring Internship Program that matches them with some of the best firms in the world.
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The Culverhouse School of Accountancy offers a broad range of course specializations with a specific focus: teaching students to responsibly and intelligently manage financial accounts. Classes include public accounting, management accounting, auditing, taxation and nonprofit accounting. The program provides basic conceptual accounting and business knowledge as a foundation for career development. The Culverhouse School of Accountancy maintains superior academic credentials while delivering access to some of the most renowned scholarly resources of any American university.
Third-year Requirement for Accounting Majors:
No 300- or 400-level accounting courses may be transferred from another institution and applied to the degree requirements for accounting majors. These upper-level courses have unique components, and equivalent courses do not exist at other universities. A condition of enrollment in all undergraduate accounting courses other than AC 351 and AC 352 is admission to the Culverhouse School of Accountancy or permission of the Director.
Certain business skills are both universal and in high demand. A fluency in accounting empowers students with the knowledge to understand the way an organization works as well as how it maintains its ability to operate and grow. Accounting skills are necessary for any business owner or professional.
The Accounting specialization for non-majors offers students a way to learn accounting without the expectation of a career centered on it. This specialization is recommended for students who anticipate a need to manage the financial health and ethical standing of an organization, whether from a CEO's perspective or from various levels of business. Accountants work all across the world, but Culverhouse accountants are in demand.
***The Accounting for Non-Majors Specialization is a 9-hour specialization. AC 310 and AC 311 are required. Not open to General Business majors.
The Culverhouse School of Accountancy is one of the country's most prominent. This concentration is the reason. Professional accounting is designed for students who plan to attend graduate school to earn a master’s degree in Accounting (MAcc or MTA) and/or sit for the CPA exam. Students pursuing professional accounting will understand the process by which a person or business accumulates, utilizes and maintains capital. This path is recommended for students with an interest in setting up or working for a firm.Furthermore, the major offers students an immersive, hands-on understanding of the pricing of securities in capital markets, the designing of incentive systems and measurements, and the best practices concerning issues such as executive compensation and fluency in derivative markets.
***Professional Accounting is a 9-hour specialization. AC 456 and AC 471 are required.