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Accounting Analytics Track - Proposed 2019

MS in Accounting

The Accounting Analytics Track is designed for students with various educational backgrounds seeking a career in accounting analytics. Students have the option to pursue CMA certification.

Program prerequisite (1 semester credit hour)

  • MAS 6102 Professional Development (Can be waived if ACCT 6388 is chosen as an elective)

Common Core (9 semester credit hours)

  • ACCT 6330 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 6331 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 6332 Intermediate Financial Accounting II

Electives (12 semester credit hours)

Choose 12 semester credit hours of JSOM master-level courses with at least 6 semester credit hours with an ACCT prefix. Students interested in pursuing a second master’s degree in Business Analytics or Finance should choose the appropriate elective courses to facilitate the double-degree option.

Track-related Core (15 semester credit hours)

15 semester credit hours of courses chosen from a set of accounting, finance and data analytics courses

Note: These curriculum changes are still pending full UT Dallas Academic Governance approval for the fall 2019 catalog. Students on the current degree plan may opt into the new degree plan after the catalog is officially published in the summer by completing the Change of Catalog Form with their graduate advisor. If students opt into the new degree plan, they may not revert to the prior degree plan.

As accounting students, you can enrich your curricular experience by engaging with a variety of mentors, including peer, faculty and industry mentors. Students also can engage with each other and with industry representatives through a variety of student organizations focused on accounting.

Accounting Student Organizations
jsom student organization members

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Through ProConnect, a project program the Jindal School Accounting Area offers, 222 MS in Accounting students had the opportunity to gain from experiential learning by providing consulting services to 53 firms in the Dallas Metroplex during academic year 2017-2018.

Job titles and salaries associated with this track*

  • General Accountant $40,000 – $60,000
  • Cost Accountant $48,000 – $62,000
  • Property Accountant $39,000 – $60,000
  • Data Analyst $46,000 – $75,000
  • Business Intelligence Analyst $62,000 – $85,000
  • Financial Analyst $60,000 – $80,000
  • Business Analyst $52,000 – $78,000
  • Budget Analyst $40,000 – $62,000


  • Students pursue a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification.

National median salary (Salary range)**

  • $53,000 – $83,000

Want to learn more about employment, internships and hiring companies?

MS in Accounting Career Outcomes

* Source for full-time job and salary information: Glassdoor.com

** Sources for Salary and job information: NACE Salary Survey – Fall 2018, Robert Half 2019 Salary Guide, Financial Additions Salary Guide for DFW, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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