By BizEd Staff
December 28, 2016
KPMG LLP has partnered with Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business
in Columbus and the Villanova University School of Business in Pennsylvania to
develop master’s degree programs emphasizing data analytics in accounting.
The KPMG program will pay the full tuition and room and board for 50 students
who will enter the universities’ graduate programs in the fall of 2017. KPMG
also will work with the universities to integrate the latest audit technology into
the classroom. Students will work between semesters as KPMG audit interns;
upon graduation, students will join KPMG’s audit practice through an advanced
“Strong partnerships between leading companies and top academic institutions
are essential to building an agile workforce equipped to meet today’s business
challenges,” says Anil Makhija, dean and John W. Berry Sr. Chair in Business
at Fisher College.
The firm plans to expand its KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics
program to other schools in the future. Visit www.kpmgmasters.com/.