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SPS accounting courses may be taken in preparation for the CPA examination. Students who wish to sit for the CPA examination should see for current requirements. Accounting courses carry business credit, and may not be audited.

ACCOUNT 390-DL : Topics: Data Analytics for Accounting


This course is designed for post-baccalaureate students who will be taking the CPA Exam which will include testing for data analytics skills or students who are interested in a digital and data-driven mindset and the use of data analytics.


In today’s business world, every company is a data company. Every day, terabytes of data affecting business activities and financial results are collected and stored. To be effective, accountants must understand how to identify the relevant portion of this data and analyze it to drive better business decisions.


This course has two main parts. Students explore how data analytics works and be able to explain data analytics and its impact on business and accounting in Part One. They learn how to effectively engage with data scientists to define business problems, analyze data, answer questions, and address business problems.


Part Two of the course has students applying data analytics methods and models to real-life use cases in the fields of managerial accounting, financial accounting and reporting, audit, and tax. Through these use cases, students learn to effectively use data analytics tools and techniques to communicate the results of their analysis through data visualization and written reports.


This course is conducted completely online. A technology fee will be added to tuition.

Fall 2023
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
09/19/23 - 12/09/23Asynch
Asynch 20
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Diarra, Michael
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