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.