Curriculum

The Master of Accounting with Data Analytics program is structured for students to meet the 150-hour CPA requirement that is now effective in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, along with most other states.

The Villanova Master of Accounting with Data Analytics program enhances undergraduate accounting and non-accounting business backgrounds by providing coursework in complementary areas including finance, taxation, and e-business. Courses cover a wide variety of relevant, career-advancing topics including:

  • Financial market issues, such as derivative financial instruments and corporate restructuring
  • The pervasive impact of taxation on business operations and planning
  • Strategic planning and cost measurement
  • Performance evaluation
  • The impact of e-business on the business value chain

Our courses were carefully designed with guidance from VSB’s Accounting Advisory Council, a group of dedicated professionals from prominent public accounting and consulting firms. Council members help ensure that our course offerings are up-to-date, relevant, and thought-provoking.

Program Schedule

Pre-Session:

  • Orientation
  • Bootcamp
  • MAC 8286: Leadership for the New Accounting Professional (1.5 credit-hours)
  • MAC 8285: Negotiation (1.5 credit-hours)
  • Professional Development Program (PDP)

Fall Semester:

  • MAC 8280: Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting & Fraud (3 credit-hours)
  • MAC 8211: Accounting Systems & Controls (3 credit-hours)
  • MAC 8287: Advanced Topics in Auditing (3 credit-hours)
  • MAC 8220: Taxes and Business Strategy (3 credit-hours)
  • Electives (up to 3 credit-hours)

Spring Semester:

  • MAC 8111: Data Models, Data Analysis & Visualization (3 credit-hours)
  • MAC 8240: Performance Measurement & Business Risk Management (3 credit-hours)
  • MAC 8254: Valuation Issues in Accounting (3 credit-hours)
  • Electives (up to 6 credit-hours)
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