Accounting & Data Analytics Combined Bachelor’s & Master’s Program
What Will I Learn?
You‘ll gain a solid foundation in accounting. To help you integrate into the world of business, you‘ll take courses in economics, finance, and management. Strong writing and career development components are built in, giving you to tools you‘ll need to effectively communicate and succeed in accounting.
Once you’ve completed the undergraduate portion of the program with a minimum of 120 credits, you will receive your B.S. in accounting, and then will continue — given you have the required GPA — to your final year and complete their M.S. in data analytics and accounting, which includes 10 state-of-the-art courses.
While the undergraduate portion of the program provides a solid foundation in accounting and related business areas, the graduate portion focuses on lab-based courses that enables you to use data analytics tools to develop expertise on how to interpret, visualize and model data, estimate and forecast outcomes based on existing information, and help guide future business decisions. Interpersonal and leaderships skills will help you work with teams to design creative data analytics solutions to complex business problems.
What is Unique About Our Program?
Our 150-credit program is the first of its kind to be registered with NYS-DE. It comes at a time when the Uniform CPA Examination and CPA licensure models are evolving. Both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) are looking to ensure accounting programs nationwide are prepared for changes that will be implemented in 2024.
You can earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in only five years.
Our internship program placement has no match. There are plenty of opportunities for experiential learning with well-known corporations such as IBM; national and international CPA firms such as Deloitte, PwC, EY, KPMG, GT; and with other national, regional and local CPA firms. You may also decide to intern with a nonprofit organization or a national, state or local government agency. We also sponsor Annual Tax Internship Program which is a partnership with IRS and our local AARP Tax-Aide where our qualified accounting majors help families and individuals from the surrounding communities to file their taxes electronically free of charge. We are continuously cultivating additional internships and co-op opportunities. It is our way of enhancing your leadership development, team building skills and appropriate experiential learning.
What Are My Career Opportunities?
The sky is the limit with this combination of degrees. The demand for people skilled in accounting and data analytics is rapidly growing and job prospects in will increase exponentially.
Graduates of our program can find jobs in:
- Accounting and auditing
- Financial management
- Tax examination
- Credit analysis
- Market research
- Supply chain management
- Project management
- Data warehousing
- Database management
- Data/text mining
- Big data analytics