Propel Your Career

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.

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.

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

Program Details

Program Format:


Credit Hours:


Transfer Credit:

Up to 9

Estimated Completion Time:

16 Months



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. Students can start in the Fall or Spring semesters.


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


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

Career Outcomes

Career paths for graduates are varied and may include:

  • Auditor or tax specialist
  • Management accountant
  • Fraud examiner
  • Contracting specialist
  • Budget analyst
  • Controller

Program Curriculum and Courses

Students will take the following core courses. In addition,  students pursuing the audit specialization or financial reporting specialization track will take the following track listed here. 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.

  • Core Course Accounting Theory & Research
  • Core Course Advanced Tax
  • Core Course Cases in Cost Accounting
  • Core Course Business Law for Accountants
  • Core Course Accounting Analytics
  • Core Course Advanced Accounting
  • Core Course Accounting Ethics
  • Audit Specialization Track Audit Analytics & Technology
  • Audit Specialization Track Fraud & Forensic Accounting
  • Audit Specialization Track Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Reporting specialization track Valuation
  • Financial Reporting specialization track Corporate Governance
  • Financial Reporting specialization track Financial Statement Analysis


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.