What We Offer You
The accounting program offers an extensive curriculum for those interested in the fields of general accounting, auditing, managerial accounting, taxation and government accounting.
The accounting program prepares students for certification as Certified Public Accountants, Certified Management Accountants, Certified Financial Managers, Certified Internal Auditors and Certified Fraud Examiners.
The objectives of the program are to provide a strong business background through an understanding of accounting and to train students for employment in accounting work.
The UAF School of Management accounting program is accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB). The School of Management is the only accounting program in Alaska with AACSB accreditation.
UAF's Accounting Program successfully places almost 100% of our students in excellent professional jobs, which is the highest placement rate within the School of Management, and one of the highest placement rates over the past 25 years within the entire University of Alaska.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Spring 2015 Salary Survey, the 75th-percentile nationwide starting salary for accounting graduates is $51,063. Note: Although the nationwide average starting salary is only $49,420, Alaskan salaries are generally on the higher end of salary levels, due to the higher cost of living for the state. For more detailed information about career outlooks for accounting graduates, view the report entitled "2015 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits," published by the American Institute of CPAs.
What it Takes to Graduate
The accounting degree requirements let you know which classes you'll need to graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration in acccounting. You'll also find information about earning a minor in accounting.
The Great Alaskan Accounting People (GAAP) is a superb student organization for students to supplement their classroom experience. GAAP members prepare for the professional world by hosting guest lecturers, visiting accounting firms in both Fairbanks and Anchorage, and through their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, preparing and filing income tax statements for UAF students and the community, free of charge.
The accounting program has an accounting help lab available for students. The accounting lab is located in Bunnell 219.