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Accounting

GATHER    ASSESS    INTERPRET

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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Careers in Accounting

$56,710

average starting salary

$4,859

average hiring bonus

$24

intern hourly wage

"Take the path that you think is going to get you where you want to go, not necessarily the path that everyone takes."

Dakota Bliler, BS Accounting, MUFG Union Bank

Experiences in Accounting

Learn more about the clubs, study abroad trips, and opportunities for students in Accounting.

Clubs and Organizations

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.

Pathway to Master’s Program

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.

Study Abroad

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.

Admissions & Next Steps

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