Complete the Fully Online or On Campus Program in 2 Years
The Executive Master of Accounting with a concentration in Digital Accounting Forensics and Data Analytics (DAFDA) is a 2-year degree program tailored to the needs of busy professionals. The program is offered by the School of Accounting Executive Programs (SOAEP), a department in FAU’s AACSB-accredited and nationally recognized College of Business. The Masters in Data Analytics program provides students with specialized knowledge and skills that are in very high demand in accounting.
Students can complete the program (a) Entirely online by watching live or recorded lectures, (b) In person – Students that desire a more traditional classroom experience may participate in the optional live lectures held on Saturday mornings in the state-of-the-art Davie West Building on the FAU Davie Campus., or (c) a combination of both. Attend your way!
Throughout the program, students have the opportunity to meet and network with successful professionals. Our dedicated career services specialist works with students on their resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Students also have access to our professional network and to job announcements that we post exclusively for them.
Supercharge Your Career: Obtain Today’s High Demand Accounting Skills
Even If Your Major Was Not In Business! According to a recent survey published by Robert Half (NYSE symbol RHI, one of the top professional staffing services in the world) the top in-demand attributes for accountants involve data analytics. The volume, variety, and velocity of data flowing through organizations has reached staggering levels. About 2.5 exabytes of data are being created every day, and current estimates suggest that this number will double approximately every 3 1/2 years. According to EY (one of the Big-4 accounting firms), “Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf, meandering aimlessly like a deer on freeway.” According to KPMG (another Big-4 accounting firm), audit methodology only fully becomes mature when data analytics are effectively and consistently used for strategic analysis, enterprise risk assessment, internal audit plan development, execution and reporting, and continuous improvement.
For this reason, accounting firms are investing heavily in descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive data analytics. For example, Deloitte (another Big-4 accounting firm) has adopted Tableau, a leading data analytics platform, firm-wide. Likewise, the SEC and FINRA have built entire divisions devoted to data analytics. Via the big-data revolution, old-fashioned, simple financial analysis tools have been supplanted by more sophisticated tools based around the latest in available technology. The new tools blend (or “fuse”) together both hard (financial) data and soft data, including data from email, social media content, videos, and narrative reports. Given the fused data, special analytical tools are applied, including sentiment analysis, social network analysis, tag clouds, content clustering, data visualization techniques, and interactive dashboards.
Gain a Competitive Edge: It’s More than Just an Ordinary Master of Accounting (MAcc) Degree
Why get an ordinary MAcc degree when you can get one with a concentration in the forensic data analytics area? Get the white-hot skills that are in high demand in all areas of accounting, including forensic accounting, auditing, management accounting, advisory services, governmental accounting, and taxation. Get ahead of the tsunami of change that is sweeping across all areas of accounting. Stand out from the crowd.
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Financial aid is available to students who qualify. Call our Executive Admissions Specialist, Majory Moise, at 561-297-3002 if you have any questions.
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