MSc in Accounting (Data and Analytics)
The MSA program is the first specialized Master’s degree in accounting data and analytics in Asia. Unlike any other postgraduate analytics program, the MSA’s data and analytics track goes deep into the application of data technology in the accounting domain.
The program is designed for professionals who are interested in developing expertise in applying data technology into their domain knowledge to solve business problems, especially in the finance and accounting sectors. The availability of massive amounts of data has created a high demand for skilled data analytics professionals who can analyze such data and obtain the insight needed for decision-making. This is extremely vital to accounting and financial services firms, as they have been dealing with a large amount of information produced by their clients. In the MSA, you will learn how to analyze large amounts of data and uncover patterns and insights that will give your firm a valuable competitive advantage.
June (for August intake)
- Full-time 1 Year
- Part-time 2 Years
Please refer to program website for latest fees details
Be Future Ready
Accounting and finance professionals are expected to use this big data to facilitate daily business decisions. In this program, you will learn how to analyze large amounts of data and uncover patterns and insights that will give your firm a valuable competitive advantage.
Raising the Bar
There is a need for accounting professionals to embrace and incorporate data technology to enhance their work. Employers say they give hiring priority to accounting graduates with knowledge of data and analytics. These graduates command a premium salary as compared to their counterparts.
First-of-its-kind in Asia
The MSA program is the first specialized Master’s degree in accounting data and analytics in Asia. Unlike any other postgraduate analytics program, the MSA’s data and analytics track go deep into the application of data technology in the accounting domain.
Experience the Difference
SMU has been lauded for our innovative teaching pedagogy. With the introduction of SMU-X, teaching has been given a new spin, combining academic and experiential learning, leading to a 3-way interaction involving professors, student, and industry professionals.
Course Structure and Curriculum
Designed to be industry and profession centric, the SMU MSA aims to build our graduates into competent professionals.
The MSA program comprises 12 courses taught over two years on a part-time basis or over one year on a full-time basis, commencing in August. It combines the practical use of the latest analytics technology and data sets, as well as real-world experience using actual company cases and innovative teaching pedagogy such as the SMU-X. This knowledge of how and where to apply technological expertise in authentic settings will enable our graduates to perform the higher-level tasks that are increasingly expected of accountants.
Full-time candidates may use the extended break between Term 2 and Term 3 to gain a first-hand experience working in the accounting industry. Internships are optional and subject to the employers' assessment of your suitability.
Exemptions up to a maximum of four courses may be granted upon acceptance into the program and on a case-by-case basis dependent on satisfactory completion of equivalent courses at the university level.