Schulich launches new Graduate Diploma in Accounting Analytics

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York University’s Schulich School of Business, a global leader in digital accounting and data analytics, recently announced the launch of its new Graduate Diploma in Accounting Analytics (GDAN).

The diploma program will provide accounting professionals with the latest expertise in accounting data analytics and visualization, helping them to hone their critical thinking abilities and cultivate analytical and leadership skills within the dynamic world of data analytics and information technology in accounting. 

Shanker Trivedi,
Shanker Trivedi

“The Graduate Diploma in Accounting Analytics is designed to develop graduates who are well-versed in the interface between the broad areas of accounting, information technology, data analytics and data visualization,” says Shanker Trivedi, director of Schulich’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) program and associate professor of accounting. “What sets our program apart is its focus on practical, immediately applicable skills that empower graduates to make an immediate impact in their careers.” 

The program includes a hands-on, real-world consulting project carried out at an organization, requiring students to provide data-based, actionable, strategic business insights. The program also embraces generative artificial intelligence technologies, guiding students to use them effectively and securely in an accounting context.

GDAN’s Associate Program Director Manuel Campos, a Schulich alumnus and digital transformation expert, provides a robust industry perspective that will help students acquire the analytics and consulting skills required by the market.

The fully remote, part-time diploma program – one of the first of its kind in Eastern Canada – will commence in September of this year and will be offered online over an eight-month period. The program is designed for accounting graduates or professionals with two to four years of accounting-related work experience.

For more information about Schulich’s new Graduate Diploma in Accounting Analytics, visit the program website.