Program Director: Dr. Qianhua Ling, Ph.D.
MS in Accounting Analytics website
Master of Science in Accounting Analytics, Plan B Non-Thesis option only.
The master of science in accounting analytics program is designed to provide students with the broad range of skills that successful accounting professionals need in today's complex and changing business environment. Courses emphasize technical knowledge in the functional areas of accounting, stress communication skills and promote awareness of the accountant's ethical and social responsibilities. Accounting Analytics provides grounding in accounting, auditing and financial reporting coupled with the analytics skills vital for today's data-rich environment. The accounting analytics program meets the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) requirement for individual membership in that organization, and eligibility to take the CPA examination. The M.S.A.A. program is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International) and reflects the high standards and expectations of that accreditation.
Prerequisites for Admission
Admission to the accounting analytics program requires:
- a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting or equivalent undergraduate course work preferred;
- an acceptable record of academic achievement with a GPA of at least 2.750 at the bachelor's level and in any previous graduate course work;
- acceptable scores on required admission tests, if required; and
- an overall composite profile of admission data (including an evaluation of previous work experience) that predicts success in the program.
Application requirements and the online application link are available through the GSM website.
Students may apply for Regular Degree, Temporary Non-degree or Non-degree status. It is recommended that students apply for Regular Degree Status when possible.
Note: Students may apply for regular degree, non-degree or temporary non-degree status. Non-degree applicants and temporary non-degree applicants must submit all required application materials, except the GMAT/GRE scores. Non-degree and temporary non-degree status are not available to international students. International applicants must apply for regular degree admission status.
Students are encouraged to complete all application materials and apply for degree status. Non-degree status and temporary non-degree status are valid for a limited number of term(s) as approved by the program director. Students with non-degree or temporary non-degree status are not eligible to continue taking GSM classes beyond the time frame of the approved term(s) without degree admission. Typically, non-degree admission is not recommended in the M.S.A.A. program.