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Your Online MACC experience

Innovative career programming, built-in student support, and a dedicated alumni community create an engaging experience for Online Master of Accountancy and Data Analytics (Online MACC) students at Arizona State University. Complete your degree in one or two years — and build a dynamic foundation for your future.

I wanted to work in public accounting in the United States. W. P. Carey provides the resources to guide every student to companies and positions. The school also has many outstanding alumni who come back to network and give opportunities to students.

Emily Tseng (MACC graduate)

Emily Tseng

Life at W. P. Carey

The W. P. Carey School of Business is Where Business is Personal. We are proud to create an inclusive and supportive environment where students from all backgrounds can thrive.

Online MACC schedule and courses

As part of the online master’s in accounting and data analytics from ASU, you’ll have the option to earn your degree in one or two years. Students who opt for the one-year program will start in the fall and take online classes two evenings per week, beginning at 6 p.m. Arizona time. Students who choose to earn their degree in two years will start the program in the spring and attend class online one evening a week, also taught live beginning at 6 p.m. Arizona time.

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No matter which option you choose, you will learn from the same esteemed faculty and earn the same Master of Accountancy and Data Analytics degree as our on-campus master’s students. Program cost varies by student location (resident or nonresident) and program length (one or two years).

Online student community

More and more professionals recognize that the modality of your degree does not detract from its quality. This is even more true for the Online MACC program from ASU, which has been intentionally designed to bring the virtual classroom to life, with built-in synchronous components.

In addition to the faculty and classmates you will engage with in the program, you will have the opportunity to expand your network through online student clubs, receive an invitation to attend your graduation at ASU’s Tempe campus, and be recognized as a lifelong member of the Sun Devil and W. P. Carey communities.

Program operations

Focus on your studies while we focus on the student experience. Our dedicated team will help you with the resources you need to be successful in the classroom through academic advising, course enrollment, and navigating the policy and process of being a student. We also work closely with you and your peers to host events and opportunities to keep you connected and engaged.


Your W. P. Carey experience begins with a mandatory orientation before your program starts. You'll meet fellow students and teammates, as well as W. P. Carey faculty and staff, preparing you for success in graduate school. The Online MACC orientation will be 100% virtual, including some on-demand content and a two-hour live session via Zoom.

Career management

Build a strong foundation in accounting and data analytics to redesign your career. In addition to relevant expertise that will help you excel in a variety of roles, the Online MACC provides access to innovative career programming and support from leaders with decades of experience.

W. P. Carey Career Services Center

Prepare for an engaging career in accounting with dedicated resources and career coaching from the W. P. Carey Career Services Center. Online students receive access to the same innovative tools as on-campus students.

  • Career Blueprint helps you understand who you are, tell your story, and map what’s next
  • Career Management Model provides a lifelong framework for setting and achieving goals
  • On-demand career resources and tools connect the dots between research and reality
  • Career coaches act as credible partners to help navigate your journey

Careers in accounting and data analytics

The accounting profession is among the most established business professions. Accountants provide relevant, timely financial information to decision makers, both internal and external. Within accounting, there are many sub-disciplines, such as audit, tax, data analytics, managerial, internal audit, SEC reporting, and many more. Each sub-discipline has its own career path and skill sets that may overlap with other sub-disciplines.

The world of accounting is also dynamic and evolving. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career as a certified public accountant (CPA), want to explore corporate accounting, advance in leadership positions, or start your own firm, there are many reasons to pursue a master’s degree in accounting.

Possible job titles pursued by graduates may include staff accountant, senior staff accountant, auditor, internal auditor, tax accountant, or consultant. With a leading curriculum that emphasizes data and analytics, the Online MACC from ASU will prepare you to excel in a range of exciting roles, such as the following examples.

Environmental accountant

Assist organizations in managing their environmental impact by analyzing the costs and benefits of sustainable practices. Helps companies comply with environmental regulations and reduce their carbon footprint.

IT auditor

Evaluate the effectiveness of a company’s information technology systems and controls to ensure data security and integrity. Identify potential risks related to cybersecurity threats, data breaches, and system vulnerabilities.

Forensic accountant

Investigate financial crimes such as embezzlement, securities fraud, and bankruptcy. Use accounting and auditing skills to analyze financial information for use in legal proceedings.

Blockchain accountant

Manage digital transactions utilizing blockchain technology by ensuring accuracy in recording financial data on distributed ledgers. Implement internal controls for cryptocurrency transactions while adhering to regulatory compliance standards.

Risk management consultant

Assist organizations in identifying potential risks that could negatively impact their operations or finances. Develop strategies for mitigating risk through insurance coverage, diversification of assets, or other risk management techniques.

Financial analyst

Provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions by assessing the performance of stocks, bonds, commodities, or other types of investments. Conduct thorough financial analysis using statistical software tools to forecast future trends.

Alumni network

Create a network that will last a lifetime. With more than 120,000 W. P. Carey alumni around the world, there are endless opportunities to get connected and stay involved.