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Accounting: Make Your Future Count!


Our Undergraduate Accounting and Master of Science (Accounting) degrees and Certificate of Advanced Accountancy program build on Purdue's historical strength in developing students with outstanding analytical, technical and critical thinking skills.  Our graduates join a network of Purdue alumni who hold important positions in organizations around the world.  For example, Beth Brooke, CPA and Global Vice Chair at EY, has once again been named to the Forbes List of 100 Most Powerful Women.  

Our Masters of Science (Accounting) degree features a flexible curriculum with field consulting opportunities with start-ups and non-profits.  Students to tailor their coursework to their career goals while becoming CPA-exam ready.  MS(A) graduates were placed nationally with Big 4 firms, with regional public accounting firms and with Fortune 1000 companies. Our undergraduate accounting majors and Certificate of Advanced Accountancy students continue to place with Big 4 firms, regional public accounting firms, consulting firms, large and small corporations and not-for-profits across the U.S.  While studying at Purdue, accounting students have ample opportunities for professional development and networking through student organizations sponsored by the Accounting Area.

The Accounting Area is also committed to Purdue's mission of creating and disseminating knowledge.  Over the last several years, our faculty members and recent Ph.D. graduates have published their research in top academic journals and present it conferences around the world.  


Congratulations to Michael Joseph Kovacich and Nathan A. Lyon for earning the Elijah Watt Sells Award from the AICPA based on their performance on the Uniform CPA Exam.  We are very proud to count them among the accounting graduates of the Krannert School of Management.  Only 60 out of a total of 91,384 individuals who sat for the exam in 2014 earned the award.  Click here for more information.

Professor Troy Janes is the academic member of the Sponsor Advisory Group that is working with the Board of Examiners to develop the next version of the Uniform CPA Exam.

Purdue Accounting Association officers Maria Knight, Abraham Parkison and Amanda Hayes offer tips for success to our accounting students.

Tips for Success

Links of interest to current and potential students include:

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