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The growth for accounting careers will remain strong well into the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To stay ahead of the curve, many organizations are seeing even greater value in the application of big data within traditional accounting units. Responding to the demand, the innovative W. P. Carey Master of Accounting and Data Analytics in Los Angeles (MACC in L.A.) offers live virtual classes two evenings a week and immersion sessions throughout the program at the new ASU California Center in downtown L.A.

Program overview

Delivered by the W. P. Carey School of Accountancy, the cutting-edge MACC curriculum is reviewed every year with input from accounting professionals and alumni — ensuring your degree is built to last.

Curriculum and schedule

The adoption of analytics techniques in accounting is not a trend, but rather the way business will be done going forward. The Master of Accountancy and Data Analytics (MACC) program incorporates technologies and methodologies used in today’s complex, data-centric audits, developing analytical skills and critical thinking.

The MACC in L.A. is designed for busy working professionals looking to gain the necessary skills to move their career forward. Classes in the program are delivered live and virtually over five academic quarters covering 10 months — so you can attend class from anywhere. The program will also include in-person immersion sessions in the new ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles.

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Learn more about the MACC in L.A. curriculum


Prerequisites must be taken at an accredited institution. Audit or pass/fail courses are not acceptable. If you have questions regarding meeting the prerequisite requirements, please contact the admission and recruitment team or your admission advisor.

  • Uses of Accounting Info I/Intro to Financial Accounting (ACC 231/232)
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I/External Reporting I (ACC 340)
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II/External Reporting II (ACC 440)
  • Principles of Auditing (ACC 450)

The Pathway Program is for students with non-Accountancy undergraduate majors (including ASU's corporate accounting major) who are interested in obtaining a MACC or MTax degree. The Pathway Program provides students a "shortcut" to complete the prerequisite courses. The amount of time it takes for a student to complete the classes is dependent on the classes the student needs and the rate the student takes classes. If your Pathway application is approved, you would need to apply to ASU as a non-degree seeking graduate student. Please note, non-degree seeking is a part-time student status which does not qualify for financial aid or a student visa.

CPA test prep

Thanks to a W. P. Carey partnership with industry leader Surgent CPA Review, you can access a suite of CPA exam prep materials, even before your first class, and at no additional cost! That means you can prepare for and pass the CPA exam while still enrolled in the master’s program, making you a more competitive applicant for opportunities in the short term and providing you a great foundation for the rest of your career.


Learn from dedicated, passionate teachers, practitioners and thought leaders. As world-renowned researchers and experts who consult companies around the globe, W. P. Carey faculty bring learning to life. W. P. Carey faculty members regularly contribute to and edit prestigious academic journals, and their expertise is sought by such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, USA Today, CNN, and NPR.

View our directory to learn more about esteemed faculty members of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.