Accounting and Business Law

Cagle Corey

Chair's Message:

Welcome to the UNA Department of Accounting and Business Law. Accounting is the gateway to success in many diverse areas of business. All companies and organizations need and value the business and financial knowledge, analytical skills, decision-making ability, and integrity of professionals with an accounting background. So whether you want to start your own business, manage a company, or work in public or private accounting, UNA’s Accounting program will provide the tools necessary for your success.

As an Accounting major, you will have the opportunity to interact with our outstanding faculty. UNA's contemporary accounting curriculum encompasses the broad areas of financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax accounting, auditing, and accounting information systems. Depending on your interests, you may also choose to study governmental accounting, financial statement analysis, or advanced cost accounting. The Department offers business law classes to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and CPA exam candidates. UNA’s College of Business is accredited by AACSB, and the Department of Accounting and Business Law has a very active Beta Alpha Psi chapter that has achieved Superior Status. Accounting internships are often available for eligible students. Each year during the Accounting Awards Banquet, scholarships are awarded to accounting majors by accounting firms, industries, accounting alumni, the Alabama Society of CPAs, and the Muscle Shoals Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.

In addition to the undergraduate degree in accounting,  UNA offers a MAcc, an MBA with a concentration in Accounting. This graduate program includes the remaining courses required to take the CPA exam and an elective course, in such areas as Fraud Examination, to prepare students for entry into the rapidly growing business valuation profession.

UNA’s Accounting Career Completion Program can help you earn additional academic credit hours in accounting if you are making a career change to accounting or planning to sit for the CPA exam.  All courses are offered online and are taught by full-time faculty at UNA using state-of-the-art instructional technology.

If you want to invest in yourself and prepare for the future, accounting is the major for you! For more information, visit the website or contact the Department of Accounting and Business Law.


Corey S. Cagle, Ph.D, CPA, CMA, CGMA, CFE
Chair, Department of Accounting and Business Law
University of North Alabama
Florence, Alabama 35632-0001
Phone: (256)765-4887