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, big data, ethics, and advanced writing 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.

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.

Audit and Advisory Services Curriculum

MAC 8100 Emerging Technologies

MAC 8201 Taxes and Business Strategy

MAC 8203 Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting and Fraud

MAC 8205 Accounting Systems and Controls

MAC 8209 Advanced Topics in Auditing

MAC 8217 Accounting Analytics

MAC 8307 Advanced Business and Technical Writing

MAC 8200 Leadership for the New Accounting Professional

MAC 8341  Digital Accounting Experience (1.5 credits)

MAC 8301 Performance Measurement and Business Risk Management

MAC 8302 Special Topics in Accounting Analytics

MAC 8207 Data Models, Analysis and Visualization

MAC 8303 Valuation Issues in Accounting


PLEASE NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change.



Jim Dietz
Assistant Director, Admissions

Specialized Masters Spring Visit Day
April 5 | 10 a.m.

Join us to learn more about the Specialized Masters Programs at Villanova School of Business!