MACDA FAQs

College graduates who have taken the following prerequisite courses:

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Audit

VSB’s MACDA program builds on the foundational knowledge covered in an undergraduate accounting curriculum. If you didn’t major in accounting but have taken the pre-requisite courses as part of another course of study, you may still be eligible for the MACDA program. We encourage you to reach out to our admissions representatives to discuss your options.

The Villanova MACDA is a rigorous one-year program combining classroom hours, coursework, a professional development program, and group work which requires a full-time commitment.

The Villanova MACDA is a full-time program, so you’ll need to be able to commute to Villanova’s Main Campus while you’re taking on-campus courses.

Yes, if you select the Audit and Advisory Services track with internship or Tax Services track with an internship, VSB will work with you to help secure a spring semester internship at an accounting firm. Audit and Advisory Services track students are guaranteed the opportunity to interview with KPMG, although KPMG will make a determination about how many students they accept into their internship program based on availability. 

Yes, our curriculum covers relevant topics on the CPA exam and provides CPA exam prep support such as access to highly discounted Becker exam prep materials. Please note that the MACDA program must be coupled with an appropriate undergraduate degree to provide all of the credits needed to meet the educational requirements to sit for the exam. Please review the state-based educational requirements in your location.

Yes, all programs offered by the Villanova School of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the professional accrediting body for business schools.

The 2020-2021 academic year tuition for the entire program is $43,050. In addition, the university assesses a $50 general fee each semester. 

Please note that if you require additional coursework beyond the standard curriculum, your tuition costs will be higher.

Financial aid in the form of student loans is available.

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 receive a 50% tuition discount. In addition to receiving 50% remission of tuition and fees, fellows also receive a living stipend. 

Please submit the MACDA fellowship application to be considered.

Students who have completed the MACDA program have the option to apply for admission to the MBA Flex Track program, enabling them to transfer up to 12 credits into the MBA program.

Important Healthcare Information for International Students

The healthcare system in the United States is very different than those in other countries, and private health insurance is a very important component in the U.S.

When estimating the costs of attending school in the U.S., it is important for all prospective students to include the cost of obtaining private health insurance that provides comprehensive coverage for medical care and prescription medication.

Villanova University requires all international students to provide evidence of comprehensive health insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment.  Insurance coverage may either be purchased through a plan developed specifically for Villanova students or through another source, as long as the coverage that is purchased is comprehensive.

For purposes of estimating costs of attendance, the annual cost of student health insurance for international students who purchase the plan developed specifically for Villanova students is approximately $2,300, for Academic Year 2020-21.

For more information regarding the plan developed specifically for Villanova students, please refer to the Villanova University Student Health Center website.

  

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Anthony Penna
Director, Admissions
MACDA Program

MACDA Info Session:
May 13

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