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Accounting Information, Stakeholders, and Firm Choices
Thomas Godwin
response to types of information
Benjamin Angelo
Downside of High Information Quality
Lin Nan
discretion used in financial reporting
Jonathan Black
Purdue Accounting Theory Conference
Rahul Menon
the CPA exam
Troy Janes
Quality, Competition, and Risk-Taking
Lin Nan

Accounting: Make Your Future Count!

Accountants help businesses and organizations solve problems and succeed in a rapidly changing, globally competitive environment. Our graduates join a network of Purdue alumni who hold important positions in organizations around the world. Our graduates place nationally with Big 4 accounting firms, regional public accounting firms, Fortune 1000 companies, consulting firms, small corporations, not-for-profits and government agencies across the U.S. and internationally.

Three Outstanding Programs:

  • Our Undergraduate Accounting Major is a 120 credit hour program that provides students with the foundation for successful careers in accounting and business or for graduate study.
  • Our Masters of Science (Accounting) degree is a two-semester, 30 credit hour program that features a flexible curriculum with field consulting opportunities with start-ups and non-profits.  Students tailor their coursework to their career goals while becoming CPA-exam ready.  Fall or Spring Semester program start dates are now available.

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 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. As part of our efforts to promote cutting-edge research, the Accounting Area hosts an annual accounting theory conference that features researchers from across the country. 

Links of interest to current and potential students include: