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Accounting

If you are interested in studying in a dynamic, challenging field that promotes a life-long commitment to learning, then a major in accounting may be just for you. At the University of Mobile, you will find our accounting professors teach you to communicate clearly, think independently, and analyze information critically with an emphasis on technological expertise.

In the University of Mobile’s School of Business, you will find professional, qualified faculty who offer you one-on-one attention. Hands-on experience and exposure to real-world problems help prepare you for a successful career in both the public and private sectors of the accounting profession.

You may choose to concentrate in Corporate/Non-Profit or Public Accounting, or you may choose the 5-year Integrated Accounting Program/MBA program.

For more information, contact Mrs. Kathy Dunning, Chair, Accounting Department.

University of Mobile Accounting Professor speaks with UMobile students

4-Year Programs

Corporate/Non-Profit

The four-year concentration in Corporate/Non-Profit is appropriate if you wish to pursue a career in cost or managerial accounting.

Public Accounting

If you are interested in public accounting, but have not yet made a decision on graduate studies, then the four-year public accounting concentration is designed for you.

5-Year Program

A five-year integrated program allows you to graduate with both an undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree. This program also provides enough hours for you to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam.

In this program, you will take some of the common professional components at the graduate level. In addition, you will take nine hours of accounting coursework at the graduate level, as well as other graduate coursework, and an oral and written comprehensive exam.

Career Opportunities

Here are just a few of the many career opportunities you will have with a major in Accounting:

  • Public Accountant
  • Corporate Cost Accountant
  • Investment Banker
  • Manager
  • Analyst
  • FBI Agent
  • Internal Auditor/Fraud examiner