VERMILLION, S.D. – Trenton Klimper, senior accounting major in the Beacom School of Business, has been selected to the inaugural class of the KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics Program. Klimper will begin his graduate studies at the Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business in fall 2017.
The first-of-its kind program will provide funding for tuition, room and board, books and fees for students to obtain a graduate degree. The curriculum combines advanced accounting and auditing with specialized courses in technology, data and analytics, including hands-on use of KPMG software tools and data sets currently used by seasoned KPMG professionals. KPMG, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative.
The program includes a spring semester 16-week internship, as well as a full-time experienced associate position in select offices with the opportunity for an accelerated leadership career track at KPMG for high performers.
Tom Davies, Beacom School of Business chair of accounting finance division, said, “We believe, and employers agree, that Beacom’s broad-based undergraduate accounting program does a thorough job of preparing our students seeking to further their education by pursuing specialized graduate programs.”