About the Program
Accounting Accountants help businesses and organizations solve problems and succeed in a rapidly changing, globally competitive environment. Our graduates join a network of Purdue alumni who hold important positions in organizations around the world. For example, Beth Brooke-Marciniak, CPA and Global Vice Chair - Public Policy at EY, has once again been named to the Forbes List of 100 Most Powerful Women. Our graduates place nationally with Big 4 accounting firms, regional public accounting firms, Fortune 1000 companies, consulting firms, small corporations, not-for-profits and government agencies across the U.S. and internationally.
Four Outstanding Programs:
- Our undergraduate accounting major is a 120 credit hour program that provides students with the foundation for successful careers in accounting and business or for graduate study.
- Our Certificate of Advanced Accountancy program adds a 5th year to the undergraduate accounting major and puts students on an educationally sound path to the 150 credit hours needed to take the Uniform CPA exam in most states.
- Our Masters of Science (Accounting) degree is a two-semester, 30 credit hour program that features a flexible curriculum with field consulting opportunities with start-ups and non-profits. Students tailor their coursework to their career goals while becoming CPA-exam ready.
- Our Ph.D Program in Accounting prepares students for careers as researchers and teachers. Our graduates have published their research in top accounting journals and are recognized for their rigorous analytical training.
While studying at Purdue, accounting students have ample opportunities for professional development and networking through student organizations sponsored by the Accounting Area. The Accounting Area is committed to Purdue’s mission of creating and disseminating knowledge. Over the last several years, our faculty members and recent Ph.D. graduates publish their research in top academic journals and present it conferences around the world.
Summary of Program Requirements
The Summary of Program Requirements for Accounting is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.
Detailed Program Requirements
Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.
Bachelor of Science in Management
Minimum credit hours: 120
Management Admissions Index Core (MAI)
- To be automatically admitted into upper division, students who have completed all courses in the MAI must have at least a 3.00 MAI GPA and a 2.50 cumulative GPA, have a C- or higher in all MAI and School of Management courses, and may not be on academic probation.
- Requirements for upper division can be found online: http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/undergraduate/current-students/mgmt/mgmt-req-upper-div.asp
- MAI courses, or their equivalents, may only be enrolled in two times for a grade.
- A maximum of three MAI courses may be retaken.
- School of Management, MAI, and concentration courses with grades of “F” can only be retaken at Purdue University.
- Previous enrollments as a non-School of Management student in MA 16100 , MA 16200 , MA 16500 , MA 16600 do not count against the retake policy.
School of Management Foundations
Accounting Upper Division Required Courses
University Core/Program Course Requirements
Any foreign language course - 20100, 20200, 30100, 30200, 40100, and 40200 not in your native language.
Foreign language course cannot be taught in English
*You must be in Upper Division to take these classes
Electives (Complete Enough Electives to Equal at Least 120 Credits)
University Core Requirements
- MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher can only be taken after being admitted to Upper Division.
- MGMT 30400 , MGMT 32300 , MGMT 45500 and MGMT 44301 are no credit courses.
- Transfer credit for upper level MGMT, OBHR and ECON (https://selfservice.mypurdue.purdue.edu/prod/bzwtxcrd.p_select_info) courses will only be considered if taken at a 4 year AACSB accredited school,(www.aacsb.edu).
- Courses taken on approved Purdue study abroad programs may be used to satisfy degree requirements. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss study abroad opportunities.
- Minors outside of the School of Management are also available.
- *PU* Course MUST be taken at PURDUE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS.
◊ Completion prior to admittance to upper division strongly encouraged
*PU* These courses must be taken at a Purdue University campus.
*UC* Fulfills University Core requirement
GRADUATION INDEX REQUIREMENTS
Graduation Index: 2.0 minimum
Major (MGMT, OBHR, ECON) Index: 2.0 minimum
The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.
Foreign Language Courses
Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:
American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.
Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired. However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.