Master of Accountancy and Data Analytics (MACCDA)

Develop vital accountancy skills and prepare for the CPA exam.

STEM designated program

The 9-month Master of Accountancy and Data Analytics (MACCDA) program from ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business is among a select group of accounting master’s programs that offers a data and analytics emphasis. Develop the skills and knowledge you need to launch your accounting career, while opening the door to top hiring firms and preparing to pass several sections of the CPA exam. Our partnership with Surgent CPA Review will provide you an excellent foundation for CPA exam prep, meaning you can study for, take, and pass the exam while still in the program.

Through case methods and group discussion, you'll not only deepen your knowledge, you'll also strengthen your strategic thinking, decision-making, and communication skills. You’ll discover how to navigate today’s highly complex and data-centric audit and financial consulting environment while learning from esteemed faculty. Courses are taught by a mix of research faculty, former Big Four partners, and professionals with substantial experience and expertise.

As a STEM-designated program, eligible MACCDA graduates on student visas have access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension for up to 36 months. This longer work authorization term may help international students gain additional real-world skills and experience in the U.S.

MACCDA program highlights

No. 12



of MACCDA students employed within 90 days of graduation

Surgent CPA Review

CPA exam test prep partnership with Surgent CPA Review



MACCDA application deadlines

Round 1 - Early Decision
Oct. 1, 2021

Round 2 - Early Decision
Dec. 1, 2021

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Attend an event

Access MBA - Mexico (virtual)

October 16, 2021
10:00am to 2:00pm

The MBA Tour - South Africa (virtual)

October 19, 2021
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Meet with W. P. Carey Recruitment Representatives

October 20, 2021
8:30am to 9:30am