MASTER OF ACCOUNTING WITH DATA ANALYTICS

 

PREPARING FUTURE ACCOUNTANTS

The Master of Accounting with Data Analytics (MAC) is a highly specialized program that integrates data analytics with other essential skills - valuation, risk, tax, fraud, and qualitative skills - to prepare students to become multi-dimensional accountants. MAC offers a highly specialized program where accounting courses incorporate the latest thinking on data analytics. Students also complete courses in leadership and negotiation in preparation for longer-term advancement opportunities.

CPA PREPARATION

The 30-credit MAC program provides students with advanced industry-specific credits which, when pooled with the appropriate undergraduate course work, results in exceptional knowledge in addition to the hours necessary to earn a CPA license. As an added bonus, the program also offers highly discounted access to Becker CPA Exam Review materials. You can view professional licensure disclosures provided by the university which goes into further detail regarding this preparation.

STEM-DESIGNATED

Effective for students in the program during Fall 2024 and beyond, the MAC program is STEM-designated, meeting governmental criteria as an approved field of study in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. International students who complete the MAC program and are working in their direct field of study are eligible to apply for potential visa extensions to gain up to an additional 24 months of work experience. Visit the Department of Homeland Security website for additional details.

PROGRAM FORMAT

- Focus on audit and advisory services

- Two semesters, full-time

- In-person classes

- Start in fall or spring

 

  

ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

Gain instant access to a list of on-demand webinars regarding VSB’s graduate business programs and special topics such as, application tips, GMAT/GRE waivers, professional development, and more.

    

DEBUNKING THE TOP MYTHS ABOUT ACCOUNTING

Accounting today is not what you think it is. Accounting Dept. Chair Michael Peters, PhD, debunks the top 3 myths and offers insights for the future.
 

    

  ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Earnest Pettway '15 VSB and '17 MAC

"This program gave me the foundational tools necessary to be successful as an entry-level auditor in the Big 4, as well as providing me with the skills needed to perform a variety of accounting services that made me an extremely marketable prospect to various employers."

Earnest Pettway '15 VSB and '17 MAC

Ally Dotzman
Director, Graduate Admissions

Graduate Accounting Program Virtual Information Session

June 20 | 12 p.m.

Join us to learn more about our Graduate Accounting Programs. You'll hear about our curriculum, professional development resources, and the admissions process.  

INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES