Accounting—Data Analytics

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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.

The College of Business is Small Enough to Care and Large Enough to Lead:

  • Open to all majors, the Applied Portfolio Management Program—one of the top 50 student funds in the nation—offers experience on the trading room floor by investing more than $2 million of real money.

  • The Silicon Valley Experience is a one-of-a-kind spring break trip that transports Huskies to the heart of the tech business world to tour companies and meet with successful innovators, including Michigan Tech alumni.

  • Business students gain entrepreneurial experience on campus through peer collaboration with our Business Development Experience, creating and presenting a business plan for a Senior Design or Enterprise project.

Tomorrow Needs Opportunities and Experiences

"The accounting industry is changing dramatically and rapidly. The concentration in data analytics help prepare students for tomorrow's needs."Joel Tuoriniemi, professor of practice in accounting, Michigan Tech College of Business

Discover Your Major

  • 92%
    placement rate for undergraduates and 100 percent placement rate for Master of Science in Accounting graduates
  • 415
    employers attend Career Fair on campus seeking College of Business majors
  • $71K
    typical starting salary
  • 55%
    CPA pass rate (national average: 48 percent)