Add it up.
Obviously, accounting works with numbers, but what those numbers represent is where accounting becomes powerful. Those numbers have implications to all users of financial statements. Your management of those numbers is essential to people's lives and well-being.
Lots of people can learn to add and subtract and perform the technical functions associated with accounting. What sets our graduates apart is the complete business education they receive at Purdue, within Krannert's largest major. Your core accounting schedule includes courses like business law, marketing, and human resource management. Students greatly benefit by combining this complete business education with advanced course offerings in audit, tax, forensic and international accounting.
In today's competitive job market, the more you can contribute, the more valuable you are. Many accounting students find flexibility within their schedules to obtain spring semester internships during their final years. Krannert has also established advanced programs like the MS(A) or the Certificate of Advanced Accounting, which is designed to offer Purdue Undergraduate Accounting majors an educationally sound approach to meeting the educational requirements to sit for the CPA Exam.
Do the math; an accounting degree from Purdue is worth more.
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