KPMG to Fund Data-Focused Auditing Courses

The drive to close the data science skills gap continues to gain momentum, the latest effort bringing together corporate sponsor KPMG and two leading U.S. universities to create a new graduate degree program in data science and analytics. The consulting firm said Thursday (Aug. 4) it has enlisted Ohio State University’s Max M. Fisher College of Business and Villanova University’s School of Business to develop master’s degree programs emphasizing data and analytics in accounting. “This program integrates perfectly into KPMG’s [data and analytics] and cognitive capabilities, and starts real action toward meeting our profession’s great demand for talent,” Scott Marcello, KPMG’s vice-chairman for auditing, asserted in a statement. Along with a focus on data and analytics, KPMG said graduate course work would be supplemented with close interaction with the firm’s…


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