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MACC in L.A. curriculum

Delivered by the W. P. Carey School of Accountancy in a hybrid format of live virtual learning in the evenings and immersion sessions held at the new ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles, the MACC in L.A. explores the intersection of analytics and accounting, with input from hiring companies and accounting professionals and alumni. Esteemed faculty experts bring real-world experience into each class, giving your degree even more long-term value.

MACC course descriptions

Professional Accounting Research

Apply FASB and IASB regulatory guidance to solve complex financial reporting issues. Improve your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills through cases, class participation, and presentations, and learn how to use FASB Codification and eIFRS and how to write detailed and concise research memos.

Accounting Analytics I

Examine analytics in the accounting function. Calculate, interpret, and apply descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics in a variety of case settings focusing on auditing, risk management, forensics, and strategic planning decisions and events.

Professional Responsibilities I

A class focused on successfully preparing for the CPA Exam with an emphasis on review, ethics requirements, and testing strategies.

Accounting Analytics II

Addresses the emerging roles of accounting analytics in accounting, auditing and tax contexts. Technological advances have allowed the capture and economic storage of massive accounting and business data and the focus of this class is how to productively gather and apply big data to a variety of accounting, auditing and tax-related contexts. Focuses on understanding the data within major accounting information systems and generating meaningful audit and/or tax analytics from the data. Critical to this is a deep understanding of accounting flows, processes and controls in order to understand and build meaningful audit-centric and/or tax-centric analytics.

Internal Controls Audit & Fraud Prevention and Detection

Learn internal control frameworks and U.S. GAAS for financial statement audits and audits of internal controls. Define fraud: What it is and how it is committed, detected, and resolved.

Professional Responsibilities II

A class focused on successfully preparing for the CPA Exam with an emphasis on review, ethics requirements, and testing strategies.

Advanced Auditing

Build on undergraduate auditing concepts and master in-depth aspects of auditing, as well as emerging issues influencing the process and profession. Case studies will develop your critical thinking and analytical skills as they relate to auditing.

Innovations with Auditing Technology

Focuses on understanding the role of technology-related innovations on audits and auditing performance. Looks at both capturing data from recent innovations in technologies for audit applications (e.g., IoT) as well as examining the roles of these recent technology innovations for audit performance (e.g., cognitive computing).

Shareholder Value Creation and Financial Statement Analysis

Analyze financial statements and performance using financial ratio analysis and basic valuation techniques. Learn how changing valuation assumptions influences value estimates and practice methods of communicating your findings.

Professional Responsibilities III

A class focused on successfully preparing for the CPA Exam with an emphasis on review, ethics requirements, and testing strategies.