Explore the Accounting bachelor's degree program at the University of Alaska AnchorageThe bachelor's degree in accounting provides a broad business background with a solid foundation for careers in public accounting, private accounting and accounting for government or nonprofit organizations. Alumni will also be ready to pursue professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
UAA Accounting Club
Network with business professionals and take part in skill-building workshops and career events. With over 100 student members each year, UAA's Accounting Club is one of the most active organizations on campus, offering opportunities to interact with local accounting professionals, prepare for real-world business challenges and identify the area of accounting that is right for you. Find out more about upcoming events on our Facebook page.
Accounting scholarships and financial aid
Get help with tuition costs and other educational expenses through a variety of scholarship opportunities for accounting majors:
- Accounting Club Scholarship
- BDO USA Scholarship
- KPMG Accounting Scholarship
- Lenore and George Hedla Accounting Scholarship
Did you know..
The median annual salary for Accounting B.B.A. alumni, five years after graduation, is $62,319.
What can you do with an accounting degree from UAA?Accounting is the language of business. An accounting degree will prepare you for everything from careers in finance or corporate management to entrepreneurial and governmental opportunities.
Accounting graduate programs
Many accounting alumni go on to pursue both master's and Ph.D. degrees. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree will also prepare you for professional designation, including:
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Graduates work in public accounting, private industry, government, native corporations and nonprofits in jobs such as:
- Budget Analyst
- Forensic Accountant
- IRS Special Agent
- Chief Financial Officer
- Compensation and Benefits Analyst
- Tax Advisor
- Public Accountant
- Accounting Manager
- Cost Accountant
By the numbers..
Accounting bachelor's degree program highlightsEarn your bachelor's degree in a career-focused accounting program at UAA. This program will give you the foundation for a successful career in business with solid connections to the Anchorage business community, extensive networking opportunities and expert faculty and advising professionals.
- Prepare for today's accounting careers. The UAA accounting department maintains close relationships with employers and accounting practitioners to keep current with job market needs. Faculty also leverage accounting professionals and alumni as liaisons between the “real world” and the academic classroom.
- Learn from experienced faculty. UAA business faculty are active researchers who share deep industry experience through classroom examples and career advising. Faculty also actively participate in local professional associations to help develop networking opportunities for students.
- Take part in UAA's Accounting Club. Club events include employment and career workshops, networking opportunities, tutoring and more.
- Work in state-of-the-art facilities. Many of the accounting courses take place in computer labs that facilitate easy collaboration and offer access to programs such as Excel and QuickBooks.
Amazing stories from accounting majors
One of my professors encouraged me to pursue accounting and I loved it. I was especially interested in how structured the program is in terms of being connected with local firms and getting students the opportunity to network with firms, professors and other students. As a result, you really have something tangible to hold onto when you graduate.
Accounting bachelor's degree program curriculumAs an accounting major at UAA, you will learn and develop a variety of real-world business skills, including:
- Analyzing financial information
- Preparing budget reports and forecasts
- Computing taxes and preparing tax returns
- Providing internal and external auditing services
- Appraising, evaluating and taking inventory of property and equipment
- Advising businesses on ways to improve fraud detection
Top classes for accounting majors
- Develop a strong foundation in financial accounting through an in-depth study of financial statements, how they are used, and the principles and rules governing them in Intermediate Accounting.
- Examine federal income tax law, including applications, theory, research and tax planning, in Individual Income Tax or Corporate and Partnership Income Tax.