MASTER OF ACCOUNTING WITH DATA ANALYTICS

  

PREPARING FUTURE ACCOUNTANTS

Data and its interpretations are having a profound impact on accounting and the way we educate future accountants. Businesses and accounting firms expect accountants to be multi-skilled across several disciplines. They want data-driven perspectives—and those who can work with data, examine its output, and share meaningful financial insights are well-positioned for success.

This feedback from top global accounting firms helped shape the Master of Accounting with Data Analytics (MACDA), an innovative program that integrates data analytics with other essential skills - valuation, risk, tax, fraud, and qualitative skills – to prepare students to become multi-dimensional accountants.

MACDA 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.  

The 30-credit MACDA 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.

The program is comprised of three tracks: Audit and Advisory Services, Audit and Advisory Services with Internship or Tax Services with Internship. If you select a track with an internship, you will receive support from VSB in securing a work opportunity with an accounting firm.

EXPLORE PROGRAM TRACKS

AUDIT AND ADVISORY SERVICES


• Audit focus
• Two semesters, full-time
• Start fall or spring

 

AUDIT AND ADVISORY SERVICES WITH INTERNSHIP


• Audit focus
• 12-months, full-time
• Includes busy-season internship
• Start in fall

TAX SERVICES WITH INTERNSHIP


• Tax focus
• 12-months, full-time
• Includes tax-season internship
• Start in fall

  

DID YOU KNOW?

At VSB, we’re preparing students to succeed within the field of accounting in the data age. We partnered with KPMG to build the first-of-its-kind KPMG Master of Accounting with Data Analytics (MADA) program. Students who select program tracks with busy-season internships will join KPMG MADA cohorts during their on-campus learning experience. In addition, students who select the Audit and Advisory Services track with internship are guaranteed the opportunity to interview with KPMG for a spring internship.  

Connect with Admissions

Anthony Penna
Director, Admissions
MACDA Program

MACDA Info Session: December 3

Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about the Villanova Master of Accounting with Data Analytics curriculum, format, application process and more.

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