Data Analytics Concentration—Accounting Degree

The increasing importance of data and analytics has changed the field of accounting and Huskies are responding to the need.

Upgrade Your Accounting Degree with a Data Analytics Concentration

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 data analytics to help uncover patterns or trends. Leading industry experts advise that proficiency with data and analytics is now a requirement for accountants.

This 18-credit concentration leverages accounting, information systems, and math coursework to help accounting students become specialists in:

  • Analytical methods
  • Databases
  • Data cleaning
  • Scenario analysis
  • Statistical methods
  • Statistical programming
  • System design
  • Visualization
  • No. 6
    accounting program in the state, ranked by College Factual
  • 92%
    placement rate for accounting graduates
  • Top 3
    Michigan Tech business students place highly in CMU's New Venture Competition
"The accounting industry is changing dramatically and rapidly. The concentration in data analytics helps prepare students for tomorrow's needs."Joel Tuoriniemi, professor of practice in accounting, College of Business

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about studying accounting with a concentration in data analytics at Michigan's flagship technological university.

"A lot of people think that MTU is just an engineering school, but that is far from the truth."Gina Roose, undergraduate, dual major in accounting and finance

Why Accreditation Matters

As an accredited business college, Michigan Tech assesses student learning to ensure quality for business education and to continuously improve curriculum and programs.

Student Learning Goals

Students in the College of Business can expect to achieve the following learning goals—which also align with University Undergraduate Student Learning Goals:

  1. Technical Competence—Ability to critically analyze and achieve proficiency of information technology
  2. Global Awareness—Skill in emerging trends and ability to see global perspective
  3. Professional Know-how—Mastery of ethics and effective communication through coursework and professional business experiences
  4. Disciplinary Knowledge—Discipline-specific expertise and cross-discipline strategy

AACSB Accredited

STEM + Business, Only at Michigan Tech

Technology is shaping our lives faster than ever before. Michigan Tech's College of Business provides real-world graduate education experiences steeped in STEM to prepare the future business leaders of tomorrow.

Student Stories

Tomorrow Needs You

Supercharge your entrepreneurial spirit and meet the demands of a technology-driven society at a flagship public research university powered by science, technology, engineering, and math. Graduate with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to succeed in tomorrow's high-tech business world.

Undergraduate Majors

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"Accounting at Michigan Tech was in a small enough environment where I easily got to know my professors, but was large enough to provide me growth and the opportunities that I have now."Jacob Mihelich '20, Accounting