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100% online program designed for you.

Whether you are interested in developing accounting knowledge, skills and understanding to enhance your career, or seeking to make a career change, this fully online program will prepare you with the technical knowledge and data analytics skills necessary to take advantage of the many opportunities in accounting and finance. Prior background in accounting is not a prerequisite for admission; the program includes a set of foundational accounting courses to prepare students who possess no accounting background.

The online Master’s in Accounting and Data Analytics (MS-ADA) program is designed to be flexible and allow you to select concentrations in accounting and data analytics, tax, accounting for management decision making, or transaction services (mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, bankruptcy).

The program will equip students from diverse backgrounds with the technical accounting knowledge and data analysis skills that are in high demand in organizations in all sectors of the economy. This master’s degree will prepare students for accounting and financial management careers within public accounting, corporations, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Courses taken in the program will count towards the education requirements of professional certifications such as the Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. Students entering the program without a background in accounting or business may need additional coursework to meet certification requirements.

Learn from an AACSB Accredited Department of Accounting and Information Systems, with top-ranked accounting programs, at Michigan State University. The accounting programs at MSU are consistently ranked among the top accounting programs in the nation. MSU is a key recruiting school for most of the major accounting firms. In the State of Michigan, more CPAs are graduates of MSU than any other college or university in the state.

Online
Mainly asynchronous but with optional synchronous interactions

30 credits
7-week courses

Part-time
At your own pace

Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion at sunset, as seen from the Red Cedar River

Please email msada@broad.msu.edu with any questions regarding advising in the Master of Science in Accounting and Data Analytics program at MSU.

Admission to the Master of Science in Accounting and Data Analytics program is competitive and based on the applicant’s overall record. Meeting the minimum standards does not guarantee admission.

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The Master of Science in Accounting and Data Analytics is designed to prepare you with the technical knowledge and data analytics skills necessary to take advantage of the many opportunities in accounting and finance.

The foundational curriculum takes a comprehensive approach in addressing all the skills necessary to prepare you with a solid understanding of the technical knowledge and data analytics skills, while the various concentrations allow you to take a deeper dive into the area that interests you most.

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The Master of Science in Accounting and Data Analytics program is billed per credit with the same tuition rate for in-state and out-of-state students.

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If you are not yet ready to commit to a master’s program, or if you are looking to sharpen your skills in a particular area, we offer four graduate certificate programs that can be taken on a stand-alone basis or can be transferred in as credits to the MS-ADA program.

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Contact Information

  • M.S. in Accounting & Data Analytics
  • Department of Accounting & Information Systems
  • Lynne Zelenski
  • North Business Building
  • 632 Bogue St Rm N240
  • East Lansing, MI 48824