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Accounting Analytics Cohort


MS in Business Analytics Cohort

The Master of Science in Business Cohort program (Accounting Analytics track) is a 36 semester-credit-hour STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degree program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management.

It is designed for students from accounting backgrounds to gain knowledge to pursue opportunities in accounting analytics. Admission to the program occurs in the spring or summer semesters. This program allows MS in Accounting Cohort students the option to pursue a second cohort (STEM) program. Students in the program will take all the courses together as a cohort. That is, the program is a lock-step program with no flexibility for choosing electives. The lock-step cohort program enables long-term relationships with fellow cohort students while allowing these students to also complete an MS in Business Analytics degree. .

Double Program Advantages

Once they have begun the MS in Accounting Cohort program, students can then apply for admission into the MS in Business Analytics Cohort program. This would typically occur during the fall semester of their first year in the MS in Accounting Cohort program.

Students pursuing a double MS/MS program can capitalize on competitive advantages, including potential time and tuition benefits.

Highlights of the Program

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The internship course has a flexible credit hour and will be tailored to each student’s need. For example, the internship course can be spread over the first-year summer and second-year fall and spring, with one credit hour each (if the student obtains an internship locally).

Students in the Master of Science in Business Analytics Cohort program Accounting Analytics Track will complete the core course requirements for the degree.

Core Courses – MS in Business Analytics Cohort

They also will complete elective courses focusing on the Accounting Analytics Track

Elective Courses – Accounting Analytics Track

Academic Calendar Timeframes

Course are taught year-round to accommodate cohort students. Students may begin in any semester.

  • Fall: Late August to mid-December
  • Spring: Mid-January to mid-May
  • Summer: Mid-May to mid-August

The sequence of the courses is subject to change.

Accounting Analytics Track Degree Plan – MS in Business Analytics Cohort (chronologically from left to right)

Typical Course Schedule – First Year

Accounting Analytics Cohort students follow elective offerings for the double degree (MS Business Analytics and MS Accounting) program. Double degree (MS Business Analytics and MS Accounting) course schedules are available here.

Semester 1

  • OPRE 6359 Statistics for Data Science
  • ACCT 6321 Database Applications for Business Analytics OR BUAN 6320 Database Foundations for Business Analytics
  • ACCT 6330 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • MAS 6102 Professional Development

Semester 2

Semester 3

  • ACCT 6V98 Accounting Internship OR Free Elective

Tentative Course Schedule – Second Year

Semester 4

Semester 5

  • BUAN 6335 Organizing for Business Analytics Platforms
  • ACCT 6384 Analytical Reviews using Audit Software
  • BUAN 6398 Prescriptive Analytics
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