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Accountants bring order to financial matters. Income, expense, debt, interest, assets, and liabilities require expert management so the power and usefulness of money can be realized. Accounting and its attention to detail make things like vacations, tuition, cars, braces, retirement, investments, hobbies, and inheritance possible.
Purdue’s accounting faculty is renowned for its research. Our alumni lead, innovate and advance the accounting industry around the world. The career outlook for accountants continues to be outstanding. You will find opportunities in accounting firms and corporations, as well as public and private organizations.
Earn a bachelor's and master's in five years
The Combined Degree Program is available to outstanding undergraduates in the School of Management. The program allows students to complete their B.S. and MBA degrees in a five-year period. Students take three years of undergraduate courses, then complete the MBA program during their senior year plus one additional year. Students receive a bachelor's degree after the fourth year and an MBA the following spring. Combined Degree Program Eligibility Checklist
All students should discuss the Combined Degree Program with their advisor prior to their fifth semester to make sure they will be able to fulfill the required prerequisites. To be considered for this program, the student’s grade point average must be 3.7/4.0 at the end of the junior year. Students who may be eligible to apply will be invited to an information session. For details on applying to the Combined Degree Program, please visit the masters program website, or email the Krannert Master's Admissions Office or call (765) 494-0773.
Analytical consultants make recommendations. It is the science of gathering data and the art of interpreting it. Companies trust analytical consultants to know what the numbers mean, what to do and what to expect. This is the career for the person who wants to be out front, leading.
Many analytical consultants work for consulting firms. Some travel often to work with a variety of clients, others may work out of a central office. Large corporations also hire and depend on analytical consultants to ensure the business runs effectively.
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Economists make sense out of the complicated global business landscape. Whether employment data, consumer spending or corporate earnings, economists break down data and give that data context. They see trends and create policy that impacts people everywhere. Economics is the study, understanding, and management of money on a global scale.
Common employers include universities, governments, banks, and financial institutions and non-profits. Someday soon, the economist on TV could be you.
Finance professionals understand the sources and uses of cash flows. Whether for individual investors, corporations or other groups, finance gives you the tools to study, analyze, and modify the use of money in order to earn more. You might lead investment for public projects wherein your investment creates something of value for a community. You could help grow a business or manage a portfolio for a non-profit organization.
Finance careers are found in companies around the world. Consulting jobs are another option. This is a career for creative thinkers. You need to have a natural curiosity along with great analytical skills.
Industrial Management majors have the skills required to run a business and the drive to do it. This makes them very valuable to employers. Employers love Industrial Management majors because they think big and act decisively. They make things happen.
Industrial Management is your major, but your minor can be from the Krannert School of Management, the College of Science or the College of Engineering. Purdue's Krannert School of Management and colleges of Science and Engineering are known globally as leaders in their respective fields. Your degree will be highly respected by potential employers.
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International business makes the world go around. Today the world's borders are more clearly defined by local currency than geography. The world is networked, connected, accessible, and shrinking. Corporations operate around the world and they desperately need key people who can travel the world and lead teams.
Domestic and international employers have opportunities from Miami to Marakesh. International Business graduates are highly recruited, well compensated and lead a life others only dream of.
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Management makes things happen. The most popular of our majors, Management prepares you to be a leader in any area of business. From human resources to supply chain to quality control, management is about understanding business and the people who make the business go.
Management majors aren't tied to any profession, specialty, or industry. Global opportunities exists for students who want to see the world. Management helps assure you of finding success on your terms.
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Management Information Systems, MIS, makes business work. The person who can understand, maintain, and develop networked systems is essential, valued and rewarded. MIS is a fantastic area for anyone who wants to focus on the big picture in any organization.
Programmer, data administrator, sales rep, designer, analyst, and consultant - these titles represent some of the careers you can pursue. Our MIS program prepares you for the technical world and also business operations. That's a combination employers value.
Manufacturing Management makes everything under the sun. The modern factory is a cathedral to advanced technology, just-in-time delivery systems, and unparalleled efficiency. Students in manufacturing management gain knowledge and expertise in areas as diverse as control systems and human resources. This is for the person interested in everything.
Manufacturing jobs are exceptionally competitive. Our degree gives you the credentials you need to get hired and to succeed.
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Marketing connects customers to products and services. Creative, engaging messages delivered to the right audience at the right time defines marketing. It is a blend of creative and analytical skills. Marketing is the means for communicating the value of a product or service to the customer.
Careers in marketing can be in a traditional corporate office environments, or in ad agencies where employees park their motorcycles in the lobby. Marketing can take you where you want to go.
Operations and Supply Chain Management makes work flow. Companies that make things rely on Operations and Supply Chain Management professionals. They manage staffing, resources, supply chain, production, and delivery. Want something to get done? You better have an Operations and Supply Chain Management professional to make it happen.
Titles vary, sometimes its Production Planner or Procurement Specialist. Other places may call it Manufacturing Analyst or Six Sigma Black Belt Associate.
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, OBHR, sets the standards. It makes the workplace work. It makes decisions that make you safer, more prepared, and better cared for. OBHR makes your work easier.
OBHR is the science of making the best decision and the art of putting those decisions into practice. It is essential to every part of running a business. OBHR is a fast-paced and dynamic field with the opportunity to make a positive impact.
Quantitative Methods makes sure. “Quant” is for people who crave detail, who see the big picture and who want to make a real difference. Sure, we find answers, but what are the questions? Are they the right questions? Are we asking the right people? Quant approaches everything with this attitude of curiosity.
Purdue is world-renowned for producing technically and mathematically skilled graduates. We crunch data. We make decisions. We develop strategies that solve the problems.
Strategic Management makes companies more competitive. What are the strengths? What are the weaknesses? How do we leverage that difference? These are central questions to the Strategic Management professional.
You might dabble in a specialty, but the big picture is your domain. Success is your responsibility. Strategic Management looks at the entire business operation, how to analyze, adjust, and execute. This is a results-oriented area.