Accountancy + Data Science

Gies College of Business


What is Accountancy + Data Science?

All business is being transformed by technology and data. Accounting organizes, analyzes, audits, and communicates the “data” of business. Accountants, auditors, and tax consultants must have a native familiarity with data. They should have a natural facility for consuming and analyzing data, and the ability to communicate the lessons from that analysis.

Digital technology and the data generated by that technology are transforming our society. Businesses and consumers are looking for ways to harness the power of data to improve the lives of citizens across the globe. Exciting opportunities emerge daily. This degree enables you to combine in-depth knowledge of data with industry and functional expertise.

First-year students need to apply to Business Undeclared for admission consideration to Gies. They then can pursue the Accountancy + Data Science degree if admitted. Off-campus transfer students cannot directly apply into this program.

Career Options

  • Financial modeling & research
  • Data science financial analyst
  • Data science business intelligence
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Risk management analyst
  • Compliance analyst
  • Fraud detection
  • Cost analyst
  • Corporate accounting
  • Forensic consulting
  • Government accounting
  • Information technology consulting
  • Nonprofit accounting
  • Public accounting
  • Risk consulting

Post-Graduation Success1

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Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Commitment to activities, employment, or community involvement

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

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Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,976
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $41,126


  • Tuition: $37,096
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $60,586


  • Tuition: $42,868
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $66,358