Designed for those with an accounting undergraduate degree, our Masters in Accounting and Analytics is a STEM-designated program. Five out of 15 courses are analytics, while eight are STEM courses.
The program enables you to gain highly sought-after knowledge by today’s employers while offering OPT (optional practical training) opportunities for international students.
With an undergraduate degree in accounting, our program ensures you are en route to completing 225 quarter hours for CPA eligibility.
Apply for scholarships when you apply for our Masters in Accounting program
Opportunities to undertake experiential learning including a social justice-focused tax practicum
This STEM-designated program offers unique courses that are tailored for growth as an accounting, auditing or business risk advisory professional. Building off of your undergraduate education, the MSAA program provides specific courses relevant for the CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CMA (Certified Management Accountant) and ACCA (Association of Certified Charter Accountant) exams as well as for your professional growth as an accountant with strong skills in analytics. These courses include IT Audit, Audit Analytics, Data Analytics and Visualization, Predictive Analytics, Fraud Analytics, Emerging Technologies in Audit, Advanced Accounting, Corporate Governance, Law for Accountants, and Business Risk Advisory- among others. Students will also have an opportunity to conduct an IT audit practicum as well as a tax practicum that involves service learning. Students have an option to elect for a 12-hour internship.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors." The accounting industry has evolved to include analytics, visualization, block-chain, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence among other technologies as an intrinsic part of the accounting, audit and risk assurance process. All accounting jobs now require an awareness of these emerging technologies as well as an ability to conduct analytics and data visualizations.
With this qualification, one can get jobs as an accountant (financial, cost or tax specialist), an auditor, a risk assurance and advisory consultant, financial analyst, among others. Alumni of this program have placed in the Big 4, the top regional firms and companies in the Pacific-NW region.
Albers’ prides itself on providing students with real-world experience. Our Master’s in Analytics and Accounting students have a variety of opportunities to learn and grow outside of the classroom.