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Accountants persistently pursue the most accurate financial assessment possible. They collect, analyze and interpret data used in strategic decision-making. Our students complete foundational accounting classes complemented by general management courses like business law and organizational behavior. Advanced coursework explores tax, forensic and international accounting. Students start their careers in public accounting firms, corporations, not-for-profits, and government agencies.
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"I really didn’t know what to expect from the Accounting program. I learned that not only is it the numbers side of things, but the why behind it."
Emma Wellington, BS Accounting, Procter & Gamble
Students in Accounting can join a variety of professional clubs or organizations to prepare themselves for the future. The Purdue Accounting Association, Beta Alpha Psi and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners are just a few organizations that help students develop professionalism while exploring career options.
Accounting students can apply as early as sophomore year for the Accounting Pathway Program. This program allows qualified students to enter directly into our one-year master’s in accounting program. Students tailor coursework to career goals while becoming CPA-exam ready. Students can also become Certified Management Accountants (CMAs) and Certified Fraud Examiners.
Krannert undergraduate students in Accounting have many opportunities to learn in a global setting. From London, to Rome, to Sydney, students in Accounting can gain experiences that can't be fully captured in the classroom. There is a program that is perfect for everyone, no matter the distance, duration, or culture.