PwC initiated the INQuires program in the Spring of 2007 to assist faculty and PhD students seeking to increase the knowledge base that contributes to the practice of auditing and tax. In 2010, PwC expanded the program to also support diversity initiatives and curriculum development. Since the program’s inception, PwC has awarded $4 million through the PwC INQuires program.
Focus on Data and Analytics:
Over the past three years, our INQuires funding has included the awarding of $700,000 to over 50 schools to incorporate data , analytics and technology into their curriculum. As described in Data Driven: What students need to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment, PwC encourages Accounting Programs to incorporate data analytics and related skills into their curriculum to help prepare students for the demands of our profession. We are very pleased to support these curriculum development efforts through our INQuires program.
We encourage schools receiving INQuires funding for curriculum development - particularly in the area of data, analytics and technology - to broadly share the outcome of these projects to make resources available to other universities. Many recipients have done so through presentations at faculty conferences and publishing of articles. For example, in order to share their project, Northeastern University has created a HUB of Analytics Education* to provide free materials, including a large transactional dataset with supporting information, such as financial statements, business process documents and flowcharts. PwC is proud to provide funding to Northeastern University for their independent development of all aspects of this project for academic purposes to assist faculty when teaching Big Data techniques in their classrooms. For additional information on this resource, click here.
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