12 months
1187 USD/credit 35610 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 33270 USD/year
468 USD/credit 14040 USD/year
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Behind every successful business is a great accountant—and we can give you the skills you need to become that numbers guru. With your master's in Accounting from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, you could go on to be a teacher, auditor, financial analyst, CFO, or, of course, an accountant.


As a matter of fact, whether you're just entering this industry or looking to advance your career, our Accounting program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is perfect for you. Why? Well, for starters, we designed it with professionals in mind. That means evening and online classes for your convenience. Your curriculum will cover material such as business law, corporate governance, and financial accounting research. Plus, with elective options that include Security Management, Digital Forensics, and Data Science for Business, we have everything you need for a well-rounded education.

 Best of all, you'll get plenty of networking opportunities, internship opportunities, and hands-on learning experiences within Birmingham and beyond. Finally, upon graduation, you will have taken the courses to help you prepare for positions at accounting firms both locally and nationally, as well as at corporations and government entities.

Fast Facts:

  • The Collat School of Business holds an Accounting accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—the highest honor a business school can achieve for its accounting programs.
  • Jobs in Accounting and Auditing are growing at a rate of 10 percent—faster than average (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Programme Structure


  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting Research
  • Advanced Auditing and Attestation
  • Governance and the Business Environment
  • Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • International Accounting: Study Abroad 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting from an institution accredited by AACSB, received within the five-year period immediately preceding the desired term of enrollment (or a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited institution) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and minimum of B in all accounting courses.  In addition, a minimum score of 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • Application form 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended sent directly by the Registrar or responsible head of the institution to the UAB Graduate School
  • Three professional references.
  • A general credentialing evaluation from ECE or WES stating U.S. degree equivalency and GPA is required. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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