Mizzou business school partners with KPMG to offer full-tuition paid masters program

ST. LOUIS • The University of Missouri-Columbia is partnering with one of the largest auditing and tax firms in the country to offer a new masters degree.

Students who participate will have tuition covered and more than likely have job offers at the sponsoring company, KPMG LLP, after graduation.

Mizzou is one of nine schools to offer the new KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics program. Other university participants include Arizona State University, Baylor University, the University of Georgia and the University of Southern California.

The program includes two semesters of classes and an internship at KPMG. Ten Mizzou students can enroll at Mizzou annually, and about 135 students are expected to enroll at all nine participating schools.

"Data analytics is the business influencer/catalyst of the information age," Mizzou business school dean Ajay Vinzé said in a statement. "This initiative will afford the participating students, KPMG and Mizzou a new and vibrant set of opportunities."

KPMG has offices in downtown St. Louis and Kansas City.