An online accounting program led this man to an exciting new career opportunity—here’s why

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Michael Brewer is a Birmingham native who’s currently enrolled in University of North Alabama’s Master of Accountancy program. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Michael Brewer is a Birmingham native who’s in the middle of an exciting new career change, and the UNA Master of Accountancy program is part of it. We talked with him and Rebecca Hamm at the University of North Alabama (UNA) to find out more.

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$2.5M a year in new scholarships for computing majors at UNA + how you can apply today

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Dr. Mark Terwilliger and computer science undergraduate students working on research. Photo via Leah T. Johnson

The University of North Alabama (UNA) is launching a new $2.5 million scholarship program for computing majors. Employers’ demand for graduates with these skills is very high. To meet this demand, the university plans to invest this amount of money per year to promising students. We talked to two professors in the department to find out why, who’s eligible and how to apply.For priority consideration, students are encouraged to apply by  April 30. Keep reading for all the details.

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Full-time work, a new bride, church + an online BBA—find out how this Bham man does it all

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Not everybody plans a wedding while doing their degree, but this guy did. Photo via Sarah Peyton Green

If you’ve thought about going to school to get a business degree, you need to meet Zackary Shane Maloney. A few weeks ago, he got married. And, he did this while working full-time at a local bank, being active in his church *and* pursuing University of North Alabama (UNA)’s online Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) Flex program. Keep reading to find out how he does it all.

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Baking, banking + a UNA MBA? How this Senior VP rocked all 3

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Karla Blevins recently completed UNA’s online MBA program. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

After several years working in finance in Birmingham, Karla Blevins started thinking about an MBA. When a friend from North Alabama told her about the UNA MBA program, she wanted to know more. Find out how she balanced a full-time banking career with doing UNA’s online MBA. Bonus: she landed a big promotion after she finished.

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New Executive Doctor of Business Administration is the only one of its type in Alabama. Is it your next career step?

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UNA is rolling out a new EDBA
UNA Faculty. Photo via UNA

Move over PhD programs, there’s a new “doctor” on the block: UNA’s EDBA (Executive Doctor of Business Administration)—and it just may have your name on it. If you’re mid-to-senior-level in your career and wanting more, you need to know about this exciting new program created by the University of North Alabama

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How to fit an MBA between tornadoes, an Alabama Power job and hiking the mountains

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Melissa Mayo has an EMBA from UNA
Melissa Mayo dressed for success. Photo via Phil Free

Most people try to avoid emergencies. Birmingham’s Melissa Mayo dives into them. She seeks adventure travel, mountain climbing and helping people during big storms. After years of working in storm response and GIS (geographic information systems), Mayo fulfilled a lifelong dream by earning an online Executive MBA (EMBA) from the University of North Alabama’s award-winning program. Keep reading to find out why Mayo chose this path and how she fit an MBA into her action-packed lifestyle.

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From ice climbing geographer to Fortune 500 project manager. How this Homewood man upleveled his career with an online MBA

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Spence Henderson did a UNA MBA and it helped his career.
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Recent economic disruptions might have you thinking more about how to protect your career. Homewood resident Spence Henderson took action that upleveled his career from a GIS analyst to his current role in a multinational Fortune 500 company. Hint: an award-winning online MBA from University of North Alabama was key to the equation. Keep reading for Henderson’s personal story.

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