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Accounting and Data Analytics at St. Mary’s

Big data is everywhere, and it is only getting bigger. St. Mary’s University wants students to be ready. 

Accounting and Data Analytics courses cover material at the intersection of accounting, data analytics, information systems management and quantitative management.

  • Degree Plan

    Students complete the basic 120-credit-hour accounting major, plus an additional 30 credit hours in data analytics and information systems courses and electives.

    The program includes a number of courses focusing on accounting/information systems, quantitative management and financial modeling to address industry trends.

  • Accounting and Data Analytics Courses

    The curriculum has been designed around input from industry and the employment market.

    Course highlights include:

    • Business Intelligence
    • Financial Modeling
    • Database Management
    • Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Cost Accounting

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  • Career Opportunities

    This major will diversify job opportunities for students, while further emphasizing accounting ethics, privacy and security elements in this emerging field. Students in the Accounting and Data Analytics program have obtained internships and job opportunities at the following organizations, among many others:

    • Acelity
    • Ernst & Young, L.L.P
    • IDEA Public Schools
    • Liberty Mutual
    • NuStar Energy L.P.
    • Rackspace
    • SeaWorld
    • SWBC

    The median salary for entry-level data analytics jobs is $53,905, according to PayScale. All industries have big data to be analyzed, especially financial services, healthcare, insurance, retail, manufacturing and government.

    Local corporations in need of data analysts include USAA, Southwest Research Institute, Rackspace, H-E-B and Valero.

“I am currently working as a tax accountant and I cannot emphasize enough how advantageous it was for me to choose accounting and data analytics as my major. I use Excel and different ERP systems on a daily basis so my data analytics background has helped me develop the perfect skills for this job.” – Sandy Y. Guevara (B.B.A. ’16)

Graduate Ready for the CPA Exam

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The Accounting and Data Analytics major is an enticing option for accounting students who wish to take the CPA examination right after graduation.

Students complete the basic 120-credit-hour Accounting major, plus an additional 30 credit hours in Data Analytics and Information Systems courses and electives. The Accounting and Data Analytics major satisfies all requirements for students who wish to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination upon graduation.

This degree also allows many students to maintain their undergraduate financial aid past the usual 120 hours.

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