Online Master of Accountancy: Business Analytics Concentration

Get Down to Business with Industry Data

Do more than explore numbers — drive insight. Your online Master of Accountancy degree can help you gain the real-world skills and experience you need to move into the higher realms of business. When you pursue a concentration in Business Analytics, you can develop your professional skills across all aspects of business including finance, marketing, accounting and operations.

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Complete your degree in fewer than 2 years

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Why Choose Rider for Your Online MAcc with a Business Analytics Concentration?

Choosing the right school for you is an important decision. You want to pick a program that will help increase your value as a business professional. When you choose Rider University, you gain the opportunity to learn from Rider’s AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business. You can explore the latest industry technologies, applications and processes used by organizations to drive key business decisions.

This program has one primary purpose –– to get you ready for your next step. Our goal is to prepare you to compete and succeed in the business world. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or gain additional educational credentials, Rider can help you achieve your goals.

What Does Our Business Analytics Concentration Cover?

Do more than crunch numbers — solve problems with data. Our Business Analytics concentration is designed to expand your financial and business knowledge. When you understand the technology, analytics and communication driving business decisions, you can help optimize them for the future.

  • Study tech-data mining to solve problems by processing datasets and interpreting results. Learn to build robust data mining methodologies that can be applied to real-world investigations.
  • Examine the data-driven approach to management. Analyze data and align quantitative-based decisions in your business career.
  • Gain current knowledge of optimization practices. Develop modeling skills to further your insight into a wide variety of business problems.

Your Career Options: Expanding Your Opportunities

Master of Accountancy graduates with a concentration in Business Analytics can develop a competitive advantage through their expanded knowledge of data and analytics. You can qualify for high-level leadership positions in business and technology, where the job growth for accountants is steadily expanding. In fact, these roles are projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026*. By pursuing a concentration in Business Analytics, your online MAcc degree can evolve your skills and help prove your value to a range of employers.

A Master of Accountancy with a Business Analytics concentration can qualify you for the following roles and median salaries**:

Data/Data Mining Analyst

Projected Job Growth: 9.3%

Market Research Analyst

Projected Job Growth: 23.2%


Projected Job Growth: 18.7%

Financial Reporting Manager

Projected Job Growth: 18.7%

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics **Burning Glass job growth projected from 2016-2026

Admissions Requirements

Our online Master of Accountancy is a great option for those looking to enhance their career options. That’s why we do our best to make it as accessible as possible for anyone who has the desire to pursue it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Degrees earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. You may transfer up to 6 graduate business credits (2 courses) from an AACSB-accredited graduate program into the online MAcc program. Transfer credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

A current résumé.

Accounting/business foundation courses may be required prior to the start of online MAcc courses. These foundation courses may be waived based on academic and professional experience. All courses are available online. Credential evaluation is available prior to applying.

Note: International students cannot obtain a student visa if admitted to the online MAcc program.

Why Earn Your Online MAcc with a Concentration in Business Analytics?

Your Business Analytics concentration can help you gain technical skills in complex data analytics and database management. Designed by industry experts and top executives in the field, your MAcc with a concentration in Business Analytics can prove your value to prospective employers.

By pursuing your degree online, you can advance your knowledge and career potential around your busy schedule. Rider’s online degree platform can make your learning more flexible and accessible, helping you build the career you want.

  • Gain access to dedicated faculty
  • Enjoy the freedom of an online education
  • Collaborate with classmates via message boards
  • Nurture your future around your schedule

Pick a Start Time That Works for You

Your program has to fit around your life. So in addition to making our MAcc degree 100% online, we also offer multiple start times throughout the year. Just choose the one that works best for you.

  • Spring A – February 1
  • Spring B – March 22
  • Summer A – May 18
  • Summer B – July 6
  • Fall A – September 8
  • Fall B – October 27

When you earn your Master of Accountancy degree from Rider’s AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business, you can expand your career opportunities and earning potential. Let us help you achieve your goals and position yourself for success.

How Many Credits Are Required for Your Online MAcc with a Concentration in Business Analytics?

Your degree will consist of 10 courses and 30 credit hours. You can complete the entire curriculum online in fewer than two years.

  • 21 credit hours in core courses
  • 9 credit hours in concentration courses

Business Analytics Concentration (9 credit hours):

Note: Since Business Intelligence Tech-Data Mining also serves as a required class in the MAcc core, students will need to select another elective course to fulfill their third elective.

PMBA 8317 Applied Data Management for Business Users 3 Credits
PMBA 8357 Business Analytics for Managers 3 Credits
PMBA 8312 Business Intelligence Tech-Data Mining 3 Credits

Business Analytics Electives (3 credit hours):

Choose one of the following or speak to your advisor about these and other options:

PMBA 8491 Business Law 3 Credits
MACC 658 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting 3 Credits
MACC 667 Business Valuations: Fundamentals, Techniques and Theory 3 Credits
MACC 668 Enterprise Risk Management 3 Credits
MACC 663 Fraud and Forensic Accounting 3 Credits

At Rider University, we want to help you be persistent in your pursuit. That’s why we offer 100% online coursework so you can learn to advance your career around your busy schedule.

You’re ready to pursue your goals. We’re here to help you do it. At Rider, we’re committed to your growth, transformation and leadership.