How to Level Up Your Accounting Career

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Now more than ever, accounting professionals need to be fluent in the complexities of the modern financial landscape. For this reason, accounting experts are critical to the operations of businesses of all sizes. This is why growing your knowledge base with a Master of Accounting can help you level up your career.

What is a MAc?

A Master degree of Accounting offers advanced training in a breadth of contemporary professional accounting topics, including:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Corporate Governance
  • Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting
  • Forensic Accounting

Demand for Accounting Professionals is Steadily Increasing

Accounting professionals are in demand around the world – especially those with advanced education. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 10% job growth from 2016 to 2026 for the accounting profession as a whole.

Businesses across the globe are hiring accounting professionals, including:

  • 44% of those in Europe
  • 40% of those in Latin America
  • 37% of those in Asia-Pacific

Career paths for accounting graduates range from dynamic forensic accounting to traditional tax planning. According to Payscale, median salaries for accountants with advanced degrees can range from $70,483 (financial managers) to $111,910 (international tax managers).

MAc Programs Aren’t All the Same

To level up your career, it’s critical that your Master’s degree support your education and your future.

At University of Alabama Birmingham’s Collat School of Business, you’ll receive opportunities for both classroom and online instruction, hands-on learning, and scholarship support. The award-winning faculty has strong relationships in the business community, and you’ll gain access to unique networking opportunities with individuals from large accounting firms, regional and local CPA firms, corporations, and government entities.

A Master of Accounting from UAB is the first of U.S. accounting programs to receive separate accounting accreditation from the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business.

To learn more about the online Master of Accounting, view the infographic by University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business:

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