Collaboration with KPMG
We are very proud to have been selected by KPMG as one of nine high quality universities across the country to participate in its Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics (MADA) Program. Participation in KPMG’s MADA Program directly aligns with our mission to offer a world class education to our students. The genesis of the Accounting Analytics Option relates to the increased emphasis on analytics within the profession along with an exposure and understanding of the KPMG MADA Program with an emphasis on data and analytics.
Our ACIS faculty have collaborated with KPMG and its MADA Program to provide enhanced educational benefits to our students. One of the benefits our students experience is courses led by ACIS faculty who have undergone intensive training with state-of-the-art software and methodologies. Students will also benefit from access to KPMG and other data sets and developed cases, which will be incorporated into their courses.
In the words of KPMG documentation, “this award-winning KPMG Program offers students a one-of-a-kind master’s degree for accounting professionals in the data age. The demanding coursework [goes] beyond traditional accounting principles to include technologies and methodologies used in today’s highly complex, data-centric accounting environments, ensuring that next generation accounting students are equally comfortable in their [data and analytics] D&A skills, as they are in their traditional accounting skills.”
KPMG is sponsoring a limited number of students in the Accounting Analytics Option within our MACIS Program each year for the duration of our participation in KPMG’s MADA Program. These students receive full tuition, reasonable costs for room and board, books, and technology/supplies fees, and also participate in a data and analytics focused internship in spring semester. Additionally, these students will begin their professional careers as experienced Associates at KPMG upon graduation.
The Accounting Analytics Option is available to all students admitted into the MACIS Program regardless of KPMG Sponsorship. In addition, all students in the MACIS Program (regardless of option) will have access to the tools and technologies, data sets and case studies provided by KPMG.
Sponsorship & Internships
If you are interested in KPMG Sponsorship, you may apply for the 2020-2021 academic year from March 15, 2019 through May 19, 2019. KPMG has indicated that its website will be updated when the application window opens. To be considered for KPMG Sponsorship, you must complete the application in addition to interviewing and taking the GMAT (note that the GMAT requirement is not waived by KPMG, regardless of GPA).
Although sponsorship is not a requirement of our MACIS Program, we welcome firms in the accounting profession to sponsor students to attend our MACIS Program as well as have our students participate in a substantive spring internship program.