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Accounting professionals today are expected to incorporate technology and data analytics in a more robust fashion than ever before.  As these areas evolve, so will the need for trained practitioners.

The utilization of software has significantly surged, enabling efficient analysis of transactions, fraud detection, tax preparation, financial statement analysis, and more within the field of accounting.

According to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA):

“The accounting profession has changed substantially in recent years as a profession driving and responding to technological change to help businesses compete in an expanding global marketplace. Technology advancements have enhanced accountants’ abilities to use and interpret data efficiently and effectively. These professionals have had to acquire new skills to remain competitive.”

Designed for maximum efficiency, this 30-hour (10 course) graduate degree has minimal pre-requisites, nine required courses and one elective. 

  • ACCT 4513 Foundations of GAAP Accounting or Intermediate Accounting I & II from a regionally accredited U.S. school with a grade of C or better
  • ACCT 4313 Auditing or successful completion of Coursera’s online Auditing I: Conceptual Foundations of Auditing Certificate

Required courses:

  • 5123 Accounting Theory and Research
  • 5313 Advanced Auditing Policies and Assurance Services
  • 5913 Accounting Analytics
  • 5133 Financial Statement Analysis
  • 5223 Forensic Accounting
  • 5323 Principles of Fraud Examination
  • 5453 Digital Forensics
  • 5603 Advanced Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence
  • 5313 Data Visualization (Analytics)


  • ECON 5313 Data Analysis for Business Decisions
  • FIN 5303 Financial Strategy and Decision Making
  • IT 5113 Computer Programming for Data Scientists
  • IT 5213 Data Engineering

*Additional courses may be considered for approval by the MS Accounting director

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