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Do you enjoy making sense out of dollars? Learn to collect, analyze, and interpret financial information that companies large and small, for-profit and nonprofit, startup and established, will use for strategic planning.

Major in accounting to pursue a career auditing financial statements, designing accounting information systems, doing tax preparation work, rooting out fraud, and more.


A Transformative Education

Our Accounting students tackle an academic plan that includes real-world learning with public accounting firms, nonprofits, and government agencies. Advanced coursework explores tax, forensic, and international accounting.

As an Accounting major you 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 and to become CPA (Certified Public Accountant)-exam ready.

Further boost your college experience by joining the Purdue Accounting Association and getting involved with the university’s chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Your next giant leap awaits.





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“The further I progress in my degree program, the more I see my curriculum directly preparing me for my career goals. I plan on becoming a CPA, and my accounting classes frequently tie concepts to the CPA exam and my professors regularly give tips on how to be successful in a career as an accountant.”

Maria Falk
Accounting, Class of 2024


Every organization needs a reliable, ethical, data-savvy professional to prepare and interpret accurate financial information. Accounting program graduates flourish as trusted team members at public accounting firms, corporations both domestic and global, nonprofits, and in government agencies.

With a degree in Accounting, you could be a:

Certified Public Accountant

Financial Analyst

Forensic Accountant

Tax Consultant


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At the Daniels School of Business, you can shape your college experience to fit your passions and goals.

Personalize your degree without adding to your time as an undergraduate student, and add a master’s degree in as little as one additional semester. Enrich your skill set and career prospects by taking advantage of key academic opportunities:

Your life outside the classroom will also be a rich one, and as busy as you want it to be. Participate in case competitions, join a learning community, serve on the School of Business Council, and much more.

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