KPMG has opened the application process for the second class of students in the KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics program.
U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP has opened the application process for the second class of students in its KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics program, developed in conjunction with The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business and the Villanova School of Business.
You can access the application here.
KPMG will pay tuition, room, and board for successful applicants, who also must apply and earn acceptance to the schools.
KPMG has disrupted the education experience for the audit profession by integrating courses in accounting and auditing with the real-world application of technologies and advanced D&A capabilities to develop auditors for an era of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other digital advances.
The successful applicants also will work as interns on KPMG audit teams during the spring semester and join KPMG’s Audit practice through an advanced-entry program.
“The new technologies must be matched with people who know how to use them effectively,” said Roger O’Donnell, KPMG’s global data and analytics lead for Audit. “We have a critical need for talented people with a thirst for continuous learning who can cope with massive amounts of change. We’re investing heavily to change how we attract, train, and deploy students to have an immediate and lasting impact on our business.”
Fifty-one students were enrolled in 2016 in the first class. Meanwhile, KPMG is working to expand the program to include a larger population of students and additional schools for classes beginning the fall of 2018. Learn more about the program here.
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the independent U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s independent member firms have 189,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 152 countries.
Since 1916, The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business has served as a recognized leader in business education, critical research, and innovative partnerships. Its mission — creating ideas, encouraging scholars, and developing leaders who positively impact their communities and the world — is influenced by the tenets of Mr. Fisher, a leading industrialist, philanthropist, and public servant. Fisher prepares its students to transcend the expectations of business education through its top-ranked programs and its vast network of partnerships that reaches from the surrounding business community to multinationals, nonprofits, and startups across the globe. Fisher students learn from distinguished faculty from across all facets of business. Fisher’s students are uniquely prepared and highly sought by Fortune 500 companies and leading organizations around the world. Students at Fisher leverage the college’s rigorous, applied learning environment with the resources of The Ohio State University, a premier research university with 500,000 proud Buckeye alumni.
The (VSB) undergraduate program is ranked #1 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to six Centers or Institutes of Excellence (the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights, the Center for Church Management & Business Ethics and the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute) with each center and institute designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and teaching opportunities for business faculty. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit business.villanova.edu.