Masters in Data Analytics

Masters in Data Analytics2018-11-30T14:49:53+00:00

Masters Degree in Forensic Analytics

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Student Spotlight

FAU’s School of Accounting Executive Programs’ student Onassis Vilaire shares her exciting experiences and career opportunities since starting the Executive Accounting Program.

Ask us to share with you stories about many of our graduates who have transformed their lives and are now working in places like the FBI and small and large accounting firms.

Testimonials

“My degree has certified and confirmed me as a professional in the field of forensic accounting. The classes provided me with a strong foundation in various aspects (audit, law, accounting, IT, etc.) that have assisted me in my day to day activities as a forensic accountant. Without the knowledge obtained and the degree I have earned, I do not believe I would be as far along in my career as I am.”

Joshua J. Shilts CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA CFE, Managing Partner at Villela & Shilts LLC

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Admissions

The Executive Master of Accounting with a concentration in Professional Accounting Program starts three times a year: Spring, Summer and Fall; applications are accepted year-round.  Please note that application deadlines may differ from those published in the graduate catalog.

To be considered for admission, applicants must:

  1. Have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or the international equivalent.
  2. Have a competitive grade point average on all previous college work, though emphasis is placed on the last 60 credits earned.
  3. Applicants who have completed all or part of their education outside of the United States are required to have a course-by-course evaluation done by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a list of member evaluation services, please visit the NACES website at www.naces.org.
  4. If the applicant’s native language is not English, submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (http://www.ets.org/toefl).

The Admissions Committee may recommend that some applicants provide supplemental materials.  To learn more please click here.

 

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Would you like to visit our campus and learn more about our programs in person? Please contact Jeff Knox at 561-297-0525 or email jknox6@fau.edu to schedule a campus visit or to learn more about our programs. Please note that our classes are held live in downtown Ft. Lauderdale (and online) and our administrative offices are on the Boca Raton campus. The addresses of the Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton campuses are listed below:

FAU Boca Raton Campus – DeSantis Pavilion

FAU Boca Campus 

777 Glades Road – Suite 107
DeSantis Pavilion
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.297.0525

FAU’s first and largest campus sits on more than 850 acres just east of I-95 in beautiful Boca Raton. The campus features everything you expect from a modern university including state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, suite-style housing for students plus athletic and recreational facilities. It is also home to the A.D. Henderson University School, FAU High School, FAU Research Park and the nation’s largest Lifelong Learning Society.

 

FAU Downtown Fort Lauderdale Campus – Higher Education Complex

FAU Downtown Fort Lauderdale Campus 

111 East Las Olas Blvd.
Higher Education Complex
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954.762.5115

Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the campus is home to a mix of professional and design-oriented programs including architecture, executive accounting, computer animation, graphic design, public administration and urban planning.

Tuition

Please note that tuition for executive programs is different than for traditional programs. For more information, please contact Jeff at 561-297-0525 or email jknox6@fau.edu.

International Students
  • A bachelor’s degree in any field of study from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Prospective students must be in good standing with any previously attended institution of higher education.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.00 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study.
  • GMAT score of 500 or higher, or
    • A GRE score of 295 or higher or an LSAT score of 150 or higher may be substituted for the GMAT requirement.
    • A prospective student with a business graduate degree, including a law degree, or an active CPA license, may seek a waiver of the GMAT requirement.
  • Students who don’t have a GRE, GMAT, or LSAT score before classes are encouraged to apply before taking the entrance test.  If you have not yet taken GMAT/GRE or LSAT (or your test scores are below recommended levels), please contact – Majory Moise – via email at: mmoise2@fau.edu, or via phone at:  561.297.3002 or 1.877.248.3133.
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  • International Students: Please see our Admission Requirements for International Students.
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Student Spotlight

FAU’s School of Accounting Executive Programs’ student Onassis Vilaire shares her exciting experiences and career opportunities since starting the Executive Accounting Program.

Ask us to share with you stories about many of our graduates who have transformed their lives and are now working in places like the FBI and small and large accounting firms.

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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 entirely online, or they can attend all of the lectures in person on our downtown Ft. Lauderdale campus on Saturdays.

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.” Masters of Data Analytics in AccountingAccording 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.

Attend Your Way: Online, On-Campus, or Via Interactive Live Web Video

Saturday morning lectures in downtown Fort Lauderdale are broadcast live to the web, via interactive web videoconferencing. You can attend in person, via your smart phone, iPad, or PC, or stream the lecture videos at a time of your convenience.

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Financial aid is available to students who qualify. Call us! Ask for Jeff at 561-297-0525 or (855) Join-FAU

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Student Spotlight: Onassis Vilaire

FAU’s School of Accounting Executive Programs’ student Onassis Vilaire shares her exciting experiences and career opportunities since starting her Masters of Accounting with Concentration in Forensic Accounting in Fall 2014.