Whether you are an accounting professional who wants to earn a master’s degree without disrupting your career or someone who wants to pivot your career towards corporate, finance-oriented roles, our flexible online Master of Science in Accounting and Data Analytics degree is for you. Gain the technical acumen and data analysis skills demanded across lucrative careers in public accounting, and all corporate accounting and finance roles. Learn from an AACSB-accredited department with a tried-and-true track-record of preparing graduates to confidently qualify for their certified public accountant (CPA) license or their certified management accountant (CMA) license.
Our flexible approach to graduate education was also designed to accelerate the careers of students without an undergraduate degree in business or accounting. While you may need to take fundamental accounting prerequisites, these can be taken as a part of the M.S. degree requirements. In particular, no additional courses (or costs) are required.
After you are admitted to the program, you can make an advisor appointment and our graduate advisor will help you create a plan of study that includes all accounting prerequisites and M.S. accounting degree requirements.
Learn more about master’s degree requirements for accounting and data analytics.
Successful applicants hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and have earned at least a 3.0 GPA. We do not require the GRE or GMAT, nor do we require accounting prerequisites for admission. Applications are considered holistically. Make a graduate advisor appointment if you have questions about admissions criteria.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and students can start the program in the fall or spring semester:
After you complete the MSU Broad application, we will work as quickly as possible to inform you of our decision. Admission decisions can be made in as little as a week once all required documents have been received.
We offer one of the most affordable Master of Science in Accounting and Data Analytics programs in the nation. Our tuition rate of $817.25 per credit hour applies to in-state and out-of-state students. Scholarships may also be available to further cut costs. Visit our financial aid page to learn more or make an advisor appointment to explore options.