Master of Accounting with Emphasis in Data and Analytics

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Program Overview - New for Fall 2018

The Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics (MAcc D+A) delivers a firm foundation in accounting, audit and financial reporting with a focus on Data and Analytics and the enabling of IT capabilities.  

We will address the financial statement audit process in today’s evolving and complex environment.  That environment demands great thinking about business, financial and audit issues.  It includes sophisticated IT systems and demands leading edge processes to understand and interact with those systems.  Data is far more plentiful than ever before and requires understanding of how to capture it, analyze it, draw conclusions from it and present those conclusions to disparate audiences.  More than anything else, we want to teach our students to react to quick and constant change in varied environments and to thoughtfully develop solutions in the world of business, accounting, auditing and data analysis in order to be the leaders of the next generation.

This program represents a collaboration between the USC Leventhal School of Accounting and the Data Sciences and Operations Department of the USC Marshall School of Business.

“We are thrilled to participate in this groundbreaking program which is innovating at the forefront of technological change to prepare accounting students for the demands of professional practice.  The program will offer a state-of-the-art curriculum that puts our students on a path to long-term success.”

- William W. Holder, Dean of USC Leventhal