How is Accounting with Data Analytics Concentration at Michigan Tech Different?
The increasing importance of data and analytics has changed the field of accounting and Huskies are responding to the need. This 18-credit concentration leverages accounting, information systems, and math coursework to help accounting students become specialists in databases, data cleaning and visualization, statistical programming, and analytical methods.
What You Need to Know
Companies of all sizes collect data from technology sources including apps, social media, wearable technology, and GPS. To make strategic decisions, business leaders rely on analytics—a process to help uncover patterns or trends. Leading industry experts advise that proficiency with data and analytics is now a requirement for accountants.
Small enough to care, large enough to lead:
- Michigan Tech accounting students get résumé experience by joining Kappa Sigma Iota, Michigan Tech’s accounting club. Students have opportunities to travel to regional and national competitions sponsored by organizations such as the Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, or go on University-sponsored trips to visit firms in Chicago and Minneapolis.
- Open to Michigan Tech students of all majors, the Applied Portfolio Management Program (APMP)—one of the top 50 student funds in the nation—gives students real-world experience on the trading room floor by investing more than $1.8 million of real money.
- The Silicon Valley Spring Break Experience is a one-of-a-kind trip available exclusively to College of Business students. Huskies travel to the heart of the tech business world, tour companies like Google and Cisco, and meet with successful entrepreneurs, including Michigan Tech alumni.
- The spirit of entrepreneurism is alive on Innovation Shore. Business students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience on campus through peer collaboration with our senior-level Business Development Experience, developing and presenting a business plan for a Senior Design or Enterprise project.
Crazy Smart Opportunities and Experiences
"The accounting industry is changing dramatically and rapidly. The concentration in data analytics help prepare students for tomorrow's needs."