Master of Accountancy Data Analytics/Data Visualization Track Online

Prepare for the certification exams while earning credentials to advance into valuable high-demand roles that combine accounting and data analytics.

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Program Overview

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Deepen your corporate accounting and accounting analytics expertise while specifically targeting a high-growth career path in the online Master of Accountancy Data Analytics/Data Visualization Track program from Northern Kentucky University. This innovative, technology-based accounting master’s degree is designed to give you recession-proof career stability with transferable skills to maximize your earnings potential.

Accounting firms and clients prefer employees who can provide added value by delivering data analytics and data science services and insights in a more robust way. In this online data visualization degree program, you will develop the ability to communicate such information with understandable and actionable authority, so you can land a high-value professional role without the need for additional certification.

Ideal for students who already have an undergraduate accounting background, this online accounting master’s degree enables you to earn valuable semester hours required to sit for the CPA Exam. Prior to enrollment, you should check specific licensure requirements in your state. Choose from electives designed to broaden the knowledge you will need, while learning real-world applications from highly qualified faculty, many of which have extensive experience as practicing CPAs.

In this online accountancy degree program, you will:

  • Build expertise in accounting analytics, strategic management accounting, ethics, research, standard setting, and practice
  • Gain a working knowledge of business intelligence systems
  • Learn to apply accounting concepts to mergers, consolidations, acquisitions, and partnerships
  • Acquire a foundation in the methodology, sources, and analysis of tax research
  • Study database design and implementation of relational, object-oriented, and semantic databases used for business decision-making in an enterprise system
  • Learn methods for the design, analysis, and visualization of organizational data for business planning and decision-making purposes
  • Study investigative accounting procedures and techniques used in litigation support including financial reporting fraud, damages for personal injury, testifying as an expert witness, and evidence management
  • Understand business analytics processes, including problem modeling, tools and techniques for analysis, and effectively communicating insights
  • Examine concepts of partnership taxation, understanding partner bases and liabilities, and distribution sales or exchanges of interest
  • Prepare for CPA practice in the areas of regulation, financial accounting and reporting, auditing, and attestation
  • Build expertise in accounting analytics, strategic management accounting, ethics, research, standard setting, and practice
  • Gain a working knowledge of business intelligence systems
  • Learn to apply accounting concepts to mergers, consolidations, acquisitions, and partnerships
  • Acquire a foundation in the methodology, sources, and analysis of tax research
  • Study database design and implementation of relational, object-oriented, and semantic databases used for business decision-making in an enterprise system
  • Learn methods for the design, analysis, and visualization of organizational data for business planning and decision-making purposes
  • Study investigative accounting procedures and techniques used in litigation support including financial reporting fraud, damages for personal injury, testifying as an expert witness, and evidence management
  • Understand business analytics processes, including problem modeling, tools and techniques for analysis, and effectively communicating insights
  • Examine concepts of partnership taxation, understanding partner bases and liabilities, and distribution sales or exchanges of interest
  • Prepare for CPA practice in the areas of regulation, financial accounting and reporting, auditing, and attestation

As a graduate of this online degree in accountancy program, you will be prepared for roles in public accounting, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations, such as:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Financial Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Controller
  • Accounting Consultant
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Business Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Financial Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Controller
  • Accounting Consultant
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Business Analyst

Also available:

Northern Kentucky University also offers a Master of Accountancy professional track program online.

Total Tuition $16,680
Program Duration As few as 10 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

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The Haile College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Tuition

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The Master of Accountancy Data Analytics/Data Visualization Track online program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition for in-state and out-of-state students. Financial aid may be available to eligible students.

Tuition Breakdown:

Total Tuition $16,680
Per Credit Hour $540

Calendar

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The Master of Accountancy online program is flexible and efficient for busy schedules, with accelerated courses that start multiple times a year. View the calendar to find the best start date for you, and be sure to submit your application, registration, documents and tuition by the corresponding deadlines.

SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Due
Summer 26/24/246/12/246/18/246/21/246/24/24
Fall 18/19/248/7/248/12/248/16/248/19/24
Fall 210/16/2410/3/2410/8/2410/11/2410/16/24
Spring 11/13/251/3/251/7/251/10/251/13/25
Spring 23/17/253/5/253/10/253/14/253/17/25

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Apply Date 8/7/24
Class Starts 8/19/24
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Admissions

What you need to know before applying

The admission process is the first step toward earning your Master of Accountancy degree online.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts of all coursework from accredited institutions
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting
  • 2.8 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale

MAcc Online Admission Requirements

  • Complete online application and pay $40 non-refundable application fee
    • If you are an NKU alum or active/veteran military member, your application fee will be waived
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework from accredited institutions with a minimum undergraduate overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 or higher
  • If you have a GPA lower than 2.8, you may be considered for admission to the program. Please submit evidence of preparedness for a rigorous specialty graduate program. This should include a statement regarding your motivation for pursuing a MAcc (no more than 250 words) as well as one or more of the following:
    • A current resume with evidence of work experience
    • Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Other evidence of preparedness
  • If an international applicant, IBT, TOEFL or equivalent with a minimum score of 550 or IELTS minimum score of 6.5 must be submitted to the NKU Office for International Students and Scholar Services

Official documents may be mailed or emailed to:

NKU Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099

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Courses

Advance your knowledge in these online Master of Accountancy Data Analytics and Visualization classes

For the Master of Accountancy Data Analytics/Data Visualization Track online program, students must complete a total of 30 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of core courses (including a capstone) and nine credit hours of electives. Before entering this program, you must complete two introductory accounting courses and one intermediate accounting course.

Students must take the following courses:
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Accounting for mergers, consolidations, acquisitions, and partnerships.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on methodology and sources of tax research. Examined are tax analysis research, policy implications, behavioral aspects, and use of quantitative analysis.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on legal topics relevant to professional accounting: contracts, agency, business entities, Uniform Commercial Code, and securities law.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced knowledge concerning principles and practice of auditing, reading of auditing standards, analysis of cases involving auditing, and procedures in the conduct of an audit by a CPA. Examines functions and responsibilities, internal control, statistical sampling, reporting, information technology auditing, statistical sampling, legal responsibilities, audit and attestation reports, and ethics.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on using management accounting information to support key strategic management issues and decision-making.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Topics covered include the latest innovations in accounting and application of contemporary analytics to discover value-added insights for a range of organizations in various accounting-related settings.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In-depth investigation of intelligent database management systems in support of business decision-making. This course includes an investigation of all aspects of data modeling; database design; and implementation of relational, object-oriented, and semantic databases.
Students must choose three of the following courses with at least one being MBI 664, MBI 660, or MBI 684:
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of investigative accounting procedures and techniques used in litigation support. Topics to be covered include financial reporting fraud, employee fraud, income reconstruction methods, business damage calculations, damages for personal injury, testifying as an expert witness, evidence management, and business valuations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Review of topical areas covered in the Uniform CPA examinations in Regulation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Review of topical areas covered in the Uniform CPA examinations in Financial Accounting & Reporting.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the design and development of business intelligence systems (data warehouses and data marts, for example). Dimensional models will be developed and implemented in an enterprise system. Students gain a working knowledge of business intelligence systems with hands on labs and an applied project.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course surveys core concepts and methods for the design, analysis, and visualization of organizational data for business planning and decision-making purposes. Through applied projects, students will be exposed to an integrated set of computer-based business data analytical and visualization tools.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Business decisions require the basic skills of analyzing data to understand the problem more completely and to produce better answers. Information systems automate these tools and techniques allowing decision makers to get better information quicker. Through hands-on labs and a group project, this course will introduce students to the business analytics process, including problem modeling, tools, and techniques for analysis, and effectively communicating insights.

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