Accounting with Digital Analytics
As institutions and their audit committees are increasingly concerned with technology and data analysis, providing instruction in the form of a certificate in accounting with digital analytics delivers the data analysis knowledge expected of professional financial services employees in order for them to advance professionally. Through educational programs that support the development of data analysis skills, financial service professionals will be prepared to embrace the changes coming to the accounting profession and obtain the skills they need to play a vital role in helping client organizations create value.
Applicants must satisfy the University admission requirements as stated in Graduate General Regulation 1.3 in the SFU Calendar. An undergraduate degree in business, management, commerce, or other suitable quantitatively oriented programs is required and a minimum of two years of applicable work experience. Candidates holding a professional designation such as a CPA and evidence of strong mathematics competency would also be ideal candidates.
The graduate certificate in accounting with digital analytics consists of course work and an applied project for a minimum of 15 units. Courses from other SFU graduate business programs, or a special topic course, may be substituted at the discretion of the academic director.
Students must complete all of
Enterprise information systems, the relational database systems that underlie them, and creating value through competitive analytics. Develop an understanding of database querying and analytical applications to inspect, summarize, and transform data.
An exploration of financial and non-financial data using summary measures, predictive models for decision-making, and graphic visualizations.
and a project
A team-based strategic business analysis and essay supervised by a Simon Fraser University faculty member with support from a senior industry partner. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Students are expected to complete the program requirements within two terms.
Academic Requirements within the Graduate General Regulations
All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the Graduate General Regulations, as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled.