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Designed for accountants or accounting majors who want to become valued advisors to their organizations.

You will gain a greater understanding of the tools used for cleansing, transforming, and modeling data into actionable information supporting decision-making for accounting-related functions.

Become an expert user of data management tools like these:

  • Tableau
  • Power BI
  • Power Query
  • Power Pivot
  • Alteryx
  • Python
  • SQL

Who should earn an MSBA in Accounting?

  • Undergraduate accounting majors looking to sit for the CPA exam
  • CPAs who want a skillset to make better data informed decisions

Program Details

  • 30 Credits
  • 2-Semesters
  • On Campus

The curriculum encourages you to think critically and innovatively and grow as a leader to make informed data driven decisions.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students recognize the benefits analytics can provide to decision makers throughout an organization's value chain and suggest alternatives for improvement.
  • Students understand the different forms of analytics (descriptive, predictive and prescriptive) and can explain the use of informative, descriptive, and predictive questions.
  • Students produce descriptive and analytical conclusions using Python, SQL, Tableau, Power BI and other current trending technologies.
  • Students identify the inputs (resources required) for successful team processing.


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Sample Course Progression


Course ID Course Title Course Credits
MSBA 601 Fundamental Technologies for Business Analytics 3
MBUS 626 Info Systems Theory and Practice 2
MBUS 613 Quantitative and Stats Analysis 3
MACC 601 Power Query/Power Pivot (Excel) 2
MACC 664 Professional Ethics 2
MACC 660 Advanced Financial Accounting 3


Course ID Course Title Course Credits
MSBA 622 Data Science for Business 3
MSBA 623 Database Management 3
MSBA 604 Machine Learning 1
MACC 611 Audit Analytics 2
MBUS 633 Team Building Intensive 2
MTAX 619
– or –
MACC 604
Data Automation

Blockchain in Business
MBUS 670 670 Foundations of Project Management 3