Master's degrees

The Bureau of Labor Statistics continues to cite high demand for data scientists across a variety of industries — and recent privacy concerns and the gig economy will only add to that demand.

To address the growing needs of industry, ASU partnered with KPMG to develop a Master of Accountancy — Data and Analytics (MACC D&A) program. “This unique partnership blends industry insight with academics — equipping tomorrow's business leaders with the skills needed for the future of accounting,” says Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey School.

Hear from Dean Amy Hillman about W. P. Carey's virtual programs.

Since the Great Recession, there has been a change in hiring patterns for many companies and industries. While a bachelor's degree used to be the standard, many fields — from finance to IT to supply chain management — now consider candidates with specialized master's degrees over and above those with just an undergraduate diploma.

Although the hiring market for MBA graduates has improved over the past several years to pre-recession levels, the outlook is stronger than it has been since before the recession, according to the GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey.