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150
Credit Hours
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Major-Specific Courses

Degree

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Accounting and Data Analytics at 马会论坛’s

In today鈥檚 dynamic global economy, organizations are faced with pressure to reduce costs, develop sustainable business processes, make ethical and fact-based decisions, and develop innovative products and services. Students in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Data Analytics program at 马会论坛鈥檚 University develop both the personal and technical skills to succeed in this ever-changing environment. Our curriculum emphasizes a holistic approach to education to ensure students develop strong skills in communication and in ethical and critical reasoning, as well as acquire knowledge in key technical areas. 

Graduates with a combination of knowledge and skills in accounting, data analytics and information security are among those demanded most in today鈥檚 job market and those predicted to be in demand in the future. 

Program of Study

Students complete the curriculum for the basic 120-credit-hour Accounting major, which qualifies them to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

They also complete an additional 30 undergraduate credit hours in Accounting, Data Analytics, Information Systems and electives. This allows them to satisfy all educational requirements for CPA licensure. 

This degree path has the additional advantage of allowing students to maintain their undergraduate financial aid. However, financial aid may be reduced for students who graduate with 120 or more credit hours but continue to take undergraduate courses or who elect to satisfy CPA and other examination requirements by enrolling in graduate courses. 

  • Degree Plan

    Students complete the basic 120-credit-hour Accounting major plus an additional 30 credit hours in accounting, data analytics, information systems and electives.

  • Highlighted Courses

    The curriculum has been designed around input from industry and the employment market.

    Course highlights include:

    • Business Intelligence 
    • Database Management
    • Enterprise Resource Management 
    • Financial Modeling 

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Median annual earnings for Management Analysts
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Student-to-faculty ratio

  • Graduate Ready for the CPA Exam


    The Accounting and Data Analytics major is an enticing option for accounting students who wish to take the CPA examination right after graduation.

    Students complete the basic 120-credit-hour Accounting major, plus an additional 30 credit hours in Data Analytics and Information Systems courses and electives. The Accounting and Data Analytics major satisfies all requirements for students who wish to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination upon graduation.

    This degree also allows many students to maintain their undergraduate financial aid past the usual 120 hours.


What can I do with a degree in Accounting and Data Analytics?

Career Opportunities

  • Budget analyst 
  • Data analyst 
  • Management analyst 
  • Information security analyst 
  • Financial analyst/ examiner 
  • Forensic accountant 
  • Financial statement auditor 
  • Information systems auditor 
  • Supply chain and logistics specialist 
  • Tax and financial planning 

Top Employers

  • Ernst and Young 
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 
  • Frost Bank 
  • Internal Revenue Service 
  • KPMG 
  • NuStar 
  • Southwest Business Corporation 
  • USAA 
  • Valero 

Technical Skills

  • Data-driven decision making 
  • Information systems security 
  • Business systems integration 
  • Financial statement auditing 
  • Tax planning and compliance 
  • Cost and budget analysis 
  • Data mining 
  • Data analytics and visualization 
  • Forecasting 
  • Financial statement analysis 

I am currently working as a tax accountant and I cannot emphasize enough how advantageous it was for me to choose Accounting and Data Analytics as my major. I use Excel and different ERP systems on a daily basis so my data analytics background has helped me develop the perfect skills for this job.”

Sandy Y. Guevara (B.B.A. 鈥16)


Outside the Classroom

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

In the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, students and faculty volunteer thousands of hours each year to assist low-income families in our community.

VITA Program

Accounting Club

The 马会论坛鈥檚 University Accounting Club provides students with networking opportunities with businesses and organizations that regularly recruit on campus, such as Valero, NuStar Energy, USAA, EY, KPMG, ATKG LLP, PwC, RSM, Sol Schwartz & Associates, Frost Bank, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and many others.


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