At a Glance: Updates to the MS in Accounting/MBA

  • Core MBA requirements reduced, making room for a concentration in Business Analytics and an open elective course
  • New skills including data mining, analysis, interpretation and visualization will prepare you for the future of business and big data accounting
  • Curriculum changes implemented based on input from accounting firms and other employers to prepare students to be innovators in the industry

Program Comparison

Current ProgramRevised Program
Total Credits72 credits68 credits
Accounting Courses36 credits36 credits
MBA Courses36 credits17 credits
Business Analytics
0 credits12 credits
Electives0 credits3 credits

Your concentration in Business Analytics

The accounting industry is being rapidly transformed by technology, increasing their use of big data tools and AI to improve business performance. As a future accountant, having these analytical and technical skills are essential to your success. In this four-course concentration, you'll explore the latest technologies and methodologies used to navigate today's data-centric environment. 

The following courses will prepare you for work with a foundational understanding of how data can be used to support business decision making and improve organizational performance:

  • Business Analytics
  • Information Visuals & Dashboards for Business
  • Information Systems & Technology
  • Data Mining & Machine Learning for Business

Your pathway to your degree

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