Our Accounting Analytics master's program, available online, gives you a competitive edge in the high-demand field of analytics.

    About The Program

    Format: Online or On Campus


    NSU's accounting analytics master's degree provides specialized study of data analysis as it relates to decision-making in accounting. It will also give you a competitive edge in an increasingly data-driven business climate, and it offers thorough preparation for the CPA exam.


    Admission to the accounting analytics program requirements include the following:

    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75
    • Completed graduate application
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • An official transcript
    • $35 application fee

    Students may enter the program fall, spring or summer term.


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    The Master of Science in Accounting Analytics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.


    With a master’s degree in accounting analytics, you could work as a:

    • Data scientist
    • Financial analyst
    • Forensic accountant
    • Auditor
    • Corporate controller
    • Chief financial officer
    Sample Plans of Study

    Accounting Analytics (MS) Plan of Study

    Accounting BS + MS (4+1) Plan of Study


    Students wishing to sit for the CPA exam must have completed a minimum of 150 credit hours of course work. Please see your advisor to ensure you have sufficient credits to sit for the CPA exam. You should also consult the state board of accountancy, in the state in which you wish to sit for the CPA exam, for any other requirements.

    Contact Information

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    Ph.D., Accounting, 2017, University of Isfahan, Iran

    Master’s, Accounting, 2011, California State University, Fullerton


    Dr. Eman Momeni joined Northern in August 2020. He previously worked in the public accounting and auditing field for three years in California. Dr. Momeni has more than six years of worldwide professional accounting experience as controller, cost accounting manager, and financial advisor. His Ph.D. research emphasis was "Convergence Effects of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on Emerging Markets." California State University, Fullerton, from which he earned a master's degree, is a double AACSB-accredited business school in Southern California. 


    Academic Awards

    Sanford Faculty Development Award,…

    Master of Business Taxation, University of Minnesota

    B.S., Accounting, Northern State University


    Candi Olson, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), began teaching at Northern in 2017. She previously worked in public accounting (Deloitte) and large corporate environments, including 10 years with Target Corporation headquarters.

    Doctorate of Education (EdD), Adult and Higher Education, University of South Dakota
    Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Emphasis in Accounting, University of Mary
    Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Accounting, University of Mary
    Dr. Schmidt received her CPA certificate after graduating with a bachelor’s degree. She worked in public accounting for 10 years before starting her career at Northern in fall 2008. Dr. Schmidt also served as associate dean until the position was eliminated, and currently serves as a co-chair in the School of Business.
    Courses Taught
    Principles of Accounting I
    Principles of Accounting II
    Intermediate Accounting I
    Intermediation Accounting II
    Income Tax
    Advanced Income Tax