Curriculum

Become an accountant companies want to hire.

The Master of Science in Accounting with Data and Analytics is an intensive, one-year program in which you will work in student teams, tackling collaborative learning exercises, case analyses, presentations, and consulting projects.

It’s well worth the effort: 95 percent of MSADA students receive job offers within 90 days of graduation.

The MSADA curriculum includes the following:

MSADA students take a minimum of 30 credit hours for graduation. Our flexible curriculum allows you to pick and choose courses in assurance, data analytics, risk management, and/or taxation. You decide your appropriate mix of elective courses. The 150-hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam in most states is satisfied. Learn more about the MSADA plan of study and see course descriptions.

Field Consulting

Each fall, MSADA student teams (commingled with 3/2 MBA second-year students) engage in a semester-long field consulting project for an area business. This allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-world business issues in a team setting.

Deloitte Assurance Learning Lab Course

Participants of this elective course will have classroom meetings run by Deloitte professionals during the spring semester to prepare for a two-day trip to New York City in early March. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of hot topics and career paths in the public accounting/assurance profession. During the trip, students will meet with various public accounting and assurance resources. Previous trips have included visits to the AICPA, PCAOB, Federal Reserve, New York Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ; a GAP alumni panel; and shared insights from prominent Deloitte clients.

The Washington Campus Accounting and Public Policy Course

Participants of this elective course will have classroom meetings during the spring semester to prepare for a three-day trip to Washington, D.C. in early March. Students have the opportunity to meet with policy makers in the legislative and executive branches of government, administrators of federal agencies such as the SEC and the PCAOB, and a variety of other key stakeholders such as accounting firm and financial association leaders; lobbyists and advocacy specialists; taxation and benefits professionals; think-tank economics, tax, and budget scholars; and more.

Through IU’s partnership with Becker Professional Education, Kelley graduate accounting students will receive access to a Becker representative who will help them choose from a variety of prep formats and assist with account set up and any other related questions.

NOTE: IU Bloomington has determined completion of the MSADA degree meets educational requirements to apply for the CPA exam in Indiana. We have not made this determination for any other jurisdiction at this time.

The Kelley School's Graduate Accounting Program will work with a MSADA student to interpret exam eligibility requirements in the jurisdiction being considered. You may find links to all CPA jurisdictions and their eligibility and licensure requirements at the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

Learn more about Graduate Career Services.

The Graduate Career Services team will work with you to uncover your strengths and find your passion. Knowing who you are will prepare you to take on real-world challenges in your field consulting and throughout your career.

Partner with Kelley Students on a Field Consulting Project

Discover how graduate accounting students at the Kelley School of Business can help your business solve a specific challenge with a field consulting project.

Application Deadlines

US undergraduates in their senior year:
May 1
(Kelley students are encouraged to apply in their junior year)

Non-US undergraduates:
December 1

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By the time they graduate, more than 95% of our students have a job in their field—and command higher starting salaries.

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The Kelley Advantage

Graduate accounting students can take the six-week Becker FastPass CPA review course. With an MSADA pass rate of 97%, you’ll hit the ground running in your career.