Accounting Undergraduate Program
Accountants prepare and interpret financial information that is used in a variety of settings. Companies use accounting information in strategic planning and performance evaluation. Investors, lenders and venture capitalists use accounting information when deciding whether and where to invest their funds. Government regulators, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and even the FBI, use accounting information to detect fraud.
With Krannert’s accounting degree, you can pursue a career in public, corporate, tax, non-profit or government accounting. You can also prepare for the highly valued Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accounting (CMA) professional certifications. The Accounting Area offers specialized courses in forensic and international accounting, two of the most important, growth areas in accounting today.
In addition to your accounting classes, you will take courses in other management areas, such as operations management, finance, marketing and human resource management as you complete your accounting degree. As a result, you will leave Krannert with a solid understanding of both accounting and overall business operations.
Our undergraduate accounting majors find great jobs in many types of organizations. Some work for public accounting firms, others for corporations, not-for-profits or the government. A sample of recent jobs that our students have accepted.
Check out a story about how our accounting students helped Purdue to transition to its new procurement system: click here
You can see the Plan of Study for Accounting majors.
Not majoring in Accounting? You can develop valuable accounting skills by concentrating or minoring in Accounting in conjunction with other majors by taking 12 credit hours of upper division accounting classes. For more information plrease check with an undergraduate advisor.
Check out our undergraduate accounting clubs (Beta Alpha Psi and the Purdue Accounting Association). There are lots of ways to get involved!Links of interest to current and potential students include: