The Shidler College of Business School of Accountancy last offered its Data Analytics Training Program in October 2020. The four-day training was open to both professionals and students.
American Accounting Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and Local and the Big Four accounting firms have all emphasized the importance of utilizing data analytics and have provided input and guidance regarding Shidler's data analytics programs.
Shidler students who take the class for credit, (Acc 649 for graduate students and ACC 399 for undergraduate students), must pay the relevant university tuition and fees and are not required to pay the registration fee. To receive credit, students are required to attend all sessions and must obtain a score of at least 70% on the test (or project) conducted (assigned) at the end of the class. Students who fail the test (or complete the project) or do not attend all sessions, will be assigned a "no credit" grade.