Accounting & Analytics Major
Entering the accounting job market without having analytics skills on your résumé is an increasingly difficult proposition.
That’s why the Stevens Accounting & Analytics (A&A) major emphasizes the large and growing role analytics plays in this industry. Well before Stevens students sit for their CPA exams, they are taught the business and accounting fundamentals alongside the data analysis techniques demanded by employers. Stevens faculty work closely with big 4 accounting firms to ensure the curriculum aligns with real-world needs.
Students complete the A&A major able to apply techniques in modeling, forecasting and data visualization to the traditional accounting skills set, making them highly desirable job candidates at both large and small accounting firms, and within the accounting departments of Fortune 500 companies. As the curriculum meets the requirements to take the CPA exam, Stevens puts students on the immediate fast track for success in this industry.
The School of Business is well recognized as a leader in integrating technology and analytics into its curricula, which draws significant interest from employers. This is especially the case among accounting firms, which compete fiercely over professionals able to apply analytical thinking to complex problems and make evidence-based recommendations based on an understanding of data. High-tech financial analytics labs at Stevens allow students to experiment with the latest data visualization and analysis tools, giving them a head start when they're interviewing for jobs or impressing on internships. And Stevens' location directly across from Manhattan puts recruiters and career opportunities at the big 4 accounting firms within easy reach.
Accountants today need more than a passing understanding of how analytical techniques and information systems are changing both their industry and the business world at large. At Stevens, classes emphasize traditional accounting principles and an understanding of data and analytics in business, as well as showcasing how the two disciplines interact in the real world. By graduation, students will have completed the coursework required to sit for the CPA exam. Graduates of the Accounting & Analytics major are forward-looking accounting experts ready for the challenges of a competitive marketplace.
The major coursework emphasizes the traditional skills set required of all professionals who plan to sit for the CPA exam. In these classes, you’ll go beyond the basics as you explore topics in tax and audits that are at the core of modern accounting practices.
ACC 200 Financial Accounting
ACC 215 Managerial Accounting
ACC 311 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 312 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 351 Federal Taxation of Individuals
ACC 421 Auditing
ACC 431 Advanced Accounting
Accounting electives (1 required):
ACC 352* Federal Taxation of Business Entities
ACC 510 Financial Statement Analysis
ACC 535 Accounting Data Analytics
ACC 555 Retirement and Estate Planning
ACC 585 Fraud Examination and Forensic Investigation
*Highly recommended for students aiming to sit for CPA exams.
For CPA exam registration, 120 credit hours are required. This is satisfied with the Accounting and Analytics major.
For a CPA license, 150 credit hours are required. This can be satisfied with a 1-year Master's at Stevens.
A typical undergraduate accounting program includes one or two courses that emphasize analytical skills, such as a statistics or information systems course. At Stevens, you’ll take 10 analytics courses to ensure you’re ahead of the game in this crucial area.
MIS 201 Fundamentals of Information Systems
MIS 110 Introduction to Scientific Computing
BT 223 Applied Models & Situations
BT 466 Data Analysis
CS 115 Introduction to Computer Science
4 additional courses from this list:
BT 333 Database Management
BT 310 Programming for Mobile Applications
BT 416 Business Process Management
BT 435 Social Media & Network Analysis
BT 421 Systems Analysis & Design
MGT 451 Computational Models of Thought and Behavior
MIS 460 Strategic Issues in IT Management
In addition to your core of major-specific courses, you'll complete a suite of courses to provide you with an understanding and appreciation for the business fundamentals, including entrepreneurship, operations, business law, information systems, international business, accounting, finance, marketing and management. These courses will help you develop critical thinking and presentation skills, and encourage you to apply your learning to solve complex business problems.
BT 100 Principles of Management
BT 243 Macroeconomics
BT 244 Microeconomics
BT 290 Business Career Seminar
MGT 300 Business Communications
BT 301 Introduction to Strategy
BT 321 Corporate Finance
ISE 350 Logistics & Supply Chain Management
BT 350 Marketing
BT 401 Advanced Strategy
BT 413 Business Law
MGT 411 Senior Design I
MGT 412 Senior Design II
The arts and sciences core is a distinguishing feature of a Stevens education, and will help you hone talents such as written and oral communication and teamwork, as well as computational skills, while gaining a broader perspective on the world around you through courses in literature, political science, history and the social sciences.
CAL 103 Freshman Writing
CAL 105 CAL Colloquium
MA 117 Calculus I
MA 119 Multivariable Calculus & Finite Math
BT 221 Statistics
Two humanities courses – one upper-level course and one lower-level course
Two science courses