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Designed to embrace the digital transformation facing accounting professionals today, the Master of Science in Accounting Analytics at St. Edward’s University is the first analytics-oriented online accounting master’s program in the state of Texas. The program is built to prepare accounting professionals to sit for the CPA exam* and propel them into executive level roles in accounting and finance.

The M.S. in Accounting Analytics provides graduates with high-demand skills and a higher earning potential when compared to accountants without a master’s degree.

Program Benefits

Career Licensing

This program prepares students to sit for the CPA exam, fulfilling the credit hours of coursework required.*

Fast Track Your Future

This program is fully online and designed to be completed in only 16 months (4 semesters). Students can start in the Fall or Spring semesters.

Personal Advancement

Graduates enter the industry with in-demand skills and higher earning potential than a bachelor's degree alone.

Competitive Investment

This program provides the right credentials for students to achieve executive positions, similar to the investment in an MBA but more specialized.

* Licensure requirements vary by state and students should consult with their state's licensing boards.

Construct meaning out of big data

Take on virtual accounting environments and unstructured accounting big data, solving business problems by constructing meaning out of vast amounts of data.

Prepare for success on the CPA exam and beyond

Earn the credit hours you need to sit for the CPA Exam and competitive advantage of a strong foundation in analytical thinking.

Put accounting data to work

Better understand a company and potential risk by identifying anomalies and trends in accounting data, evaluating financial data to resolve financial reporting issues and applying knowledge of tax laws for planning and compliance purposes.

Hone your professional judgment

Learn to conduct professional research to identify and evaluate issues that require more than just reading the numbers but applying professional judgment to solve real world issues.

Grow your professional network

Network and connect with regional companies and professionals in the Austin business sector while taking advantage of an intimate and approachable program setting.

Course Topics


The online M.S. in Accounting Analytics is a 30-credit hour program designed to be completed in only 16 months. The program curriculum features two specialization tracks to choose from, Audit and Financial Reporting.

Courses are a blend of live online sessions and asynchronous coursework, providing flexibility to students while still allowing them to get to know their classmates and grow their professional networks. All courses are taught by St. Edward's University's world class faculty who are committed to your success. All full-time faculty are CPAs with professional experience working in accounting, and all adjunct professors are currently employed in the field.

Core Courses

  • Accounting Theory & Research
  • Advanced Tax
  • Cases in Cost Accounting
  • Business Law for Accountants
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Accounting Ethics
  • Accounting Analytics

Audit Track

  • Audit Analytics & Technology
  • Fraud & Forensic Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Financial Reporting Track

  • Valuation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Students may select alternate electives from a mix of Accounting or MBA courses to meet individual state CPA exam requirements. Licensure requirements vary by state and students should consult with their state’s licensing boards.

Tuition & Financing

The St. Edward’s online M.S. in Accounting Analytics is a smart investment. Total tuition is $37,260* and includes all course fees. Tuition does not include books, comprehensive fees or other course materials. Once accepted to the program, students are required to submit a $500 non-refundable tuition deposit. Deposits are applied towards the total tuition costs and secure your place in the upcoming class.

The St. Edward’s University Financial Aid office provides information about financial aid opportunities available to graduate students. Please visit our financial aid page or call us at (512) 368-9577 if you are interested in learning additional details.

 

*Tuition is subject to change at the discretion of the St. Edward’s University Board of Trustees.

Application Requirements

Applicants for the online Master of Science in Accounting Analytics must hold a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business from a regionally accredited college or university (or appropriate international equivalent). Students with a Business undergraduate degree may have additional prerequisite accounting courses.

The GMAT, GRE and/or other standardized admissions tests are not required. However, foreign applicants may be required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to demonstrate English language proficiency needed to successfully complete the program.

Supplementary materials for the application include your current resume, personal statement expressing your interest and goals for the program and transcripts from all institutions previously attended.

How to Apply

To start your application, follow these steps:

 

STEP ONE

Contact an Enrollment Counselor to discuss your qualifications and interest in the program.

STEP THREE

Provide your supplemental materials, including your resume, personal statement and official transcripts.

The Munday School of Business at St. Edward’s University uses a rolling admissions process to evaluate each candidate. Applicants should be expected to be contacted within two business days of their finalized application regarding next steps, and the Admissions Committee should make their decision within two weeks.

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