Accounting and Management Information Systems
Samford University’s School of Business offers both the bachelor of science and master of accountancy degrees. Students completing the master of accountancy degree meet the State Board requirements to sit for the CPA exam. The accounting major is designed for students who wish to become CPAs, auditors, corporate accountants, or other accounting professionals. This major provides both technical proficiency in accounting and an understanding of the management environment in which accounting decisions are made.
The master of accountancy (M.Acc.) program prepares graduates to succeed as advisors to organizations in today's dynamic, global business environment. Students develop technical, interpersonal, critical-thinking, and communication skills to enable them to derive and interpret information used by investors, managers, and governments. The program encourages the creation and dissemination of knowledge that is useful to those in the accounting profession through the scholarly and service activities of its faculty. The program works effectively with others to provide a network that brings together Samford students, faculty, and alumni with those in the accounting profession to facilitate career and placement opportunities for students, to assure the continued growth and financial strength of the program, and to share the skills of Samford accounting faculty with the greater community.
The accounting faculty at Samford University are well-qualified to prepare students for practice. Of the six accounting faculty, four hold earned doctorates, one a J.D. and Master of Taxation, and one an MBA. While all faculty are CPAs, individual faculty also have earned the CMA, CIA, CISA, CFM, and CFE. In addition, faculty have a wealth of practical experience.