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(ACCT 386) Data Analytics For Accountants

Development and enhancement of advanced financial computing skills utilizing spreadsheet applications and other accounting-specific software programs.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites ACCT 301 with a C- or better
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs Accounting (BS)

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Solve problems using available tools that the practicing accountant is expected to master.
  • Demonstrate high-level spreadsheet skills using pivot tables, excel and various data sets.
  • Demonstrate a basic level of proficiency in data visualization.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how modern computers collect and process data.
  • Work with a number of large data sets such as the SEC's EDGAR system and learn how financial reporting data is typically collected and utilized.