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 8200 Leadership for the New Accounting Professional
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 8300 Negotiations
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
MAC 8307 Advanced Business and Technical Writing
PLEASE NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change.
Supporting Your Success
While completing their coursework, graduate students enhance their professional development skills, expand their professional network and develop a strategy for leveraging their master’s degree for career growth and mobility.
In the MAC program, professional development programming focuses on enriching the classroom experience and preparing students for a career in accounting. Professional development programs and events include:
- Internship information sessions
- Lunch and Learns with the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Resume critiques
- Software workshops
Students who select the Audit & Advisory Services Track with internships receive support in securing a tax-season work opportunity to supplement their course of study.
Graduate Mentoring Program
Students are encouraged to participate in a one-year mentoring program with alumni and corporate partners. This program is facilitated by the mentoring platform Chronus, which provides mentoring recommendations based on career interests and backgrounds with MatchIQ technology. During this program, students will engage in events that facilitate relationship building with their alumni mentor.
As MAC students have unique motivations for earning their advanced degree, they also have access to dedicated career services staff who can help them navigate and benefit from a variety of resources based on their individual professional goals.
The Master of Accounting with Data Analytics Fellows Program is an assistantship that allows students to pursue their degree on a full-time basis while obtaining paid research experience with faculty members. Fellows gain valuable hands-on experience working with our world-class faculty as they engage in innovative research with real-world applications. Fellows receive a living stipend and 50% tuition discount.
Each advisor is available for in-person or telephone appointments in Bartley Hall or Center City. Please see below for advisor designation.
Associate Director, Graduate Programs
- Flex Track, last names M-Z
- JD/MBA Advising
Associate Director, Graduate Programs
- Flex Track – last names A-L
- Fast Track Cohorts (Center City and Bartley)
Associate Director, Specialized Masters Programs
- MBA Fellows Advising
- Specialized MS Programs Advising