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Master of Science in Accounting & Information Technology

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The key objectives of the Master of Science in Accounting and Information Technology (MSAIT) program is to prepare students for successful careers in the management of accounting information systems and/or consulting. The program is jointly developed and delivered by the Accounting Department and the Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods Department. The MSAIT degree develops accounting and information technology competencies needed to respond to the evolving demands being placed on accountants and information technology professionals in modern organizations.

The program is designed to integrate technological skills and tools with organization information analysis, control and continuity. As today's companies accumulate stores of data, they are increasingly looking for people with the ability to secure, analyze and utilize data in ways never before possible. The MSAIT program provides the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to work with advanced information technology. Topics of study include fraud detections, regulatory reporting, information security, business intelligence and enterprise systems. 

The MSAIT program offers full-time students the ability to graduate in two years and working professionals the flexibility to enroll part-time. Evening classes are offered face-to-face and via technology-enhanced delivery format at both the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses.

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The required course work covers the core AIT areas of management accounting, accounting information systems, database management, information security, project management and business consulting. 

Electives include:

  • data warehousing
  • enterprise resource planning and business intelligence
  • data analytics
  • cost and managerial accounting
  • fraud detection

Career Perspectives

The MSAIT program provides conceptual knowledge and hands-on experience to meet the need for trained accounting professionals who are comfortable with advanced information technology. 

Careers such as:

  • auditors
  • IT auditors
  • business intelligence analysts 
  • information security specialists
  • information systems consultants

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