Accounting is the process of identifying and measuring relevant financial information and communicating it to decision makers inside and outside the firms.
Our accounting degree and Certificate programs build on Purdue's historical strength in developing students with outstanding analytical, technical and critical thinking skills. When combined with our emphasis on communication skills, the technical training students receive in our programs provides an outstanding foundation for a successful career in accounting and business. 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 Ernst & Young, has once again been named to the Forbes List of 100 Most Powerful Women. For a list of recent job placements, click here.
In Fall 2012 we launched our new Master of Science (Accounting) degree. This program features a flexible curriculum that allows students to tailor their coursework to their career goals while becoming CPA-exam ready. For more information, click here.
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 including the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Accounting, Organizations and Society, among others. Our faculty and doctoral students routinely present their research at national and international conferences. We have an active research workshop series and invite scholars from other universities to present their research and interact with our faculty and Ph.D. students.
Congratulations to our Beta Alpha Psi Chapter for being recognized internationally as a distinguished chapter. The Zeta Alpha Chapter earned this prestigious designation by excelling in the areas of academics, professionalism and leadership.
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