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, when paired with the appropriate undergraduate course work, may assist students in meeting the 150-hour CPA requirement that is now effective in most states. Students should research state-specific requirements prior to applying for the exam.

Audit and Advisory Services Track 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

MAC 8303 Valuation Issues in Accounting

MAC 8307 Advanced Business and Technical Writing


PLEASE NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change.


Tax Services Track Curriculum

MAC 8201: Taxes and Business Strategy

MAC 8231: Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders

MAC 8223: Partnership Taxation

MAC 8210: Accounting Systems and Controls

MAC 8217: Accounting Analytics

MAC 8500: Tax Internship

MAC 8227: International Taxation

MAC 8225: Advanced Topics in Taxation

MAC 8207: Data Models, Data Analysis, and Visualization

MAC 8301: Performance Measurement & Business Risk Management


PLEASE NOTE: Curriculum is subject to change.


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Anthony Penna
Director, Admissions
MACDA Program

MAC Info Session:
July 15

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