Accounting and audit analysis professionals are in high demand, especially those with data analysis skills. Higher education institutions are infusing data analytics into the curriculum to prepare students for the fast-paced roles of internal auditing and accounting. More than 500 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. participate to help students develop critical thinking skills and learn data analysis techniques used by thousands of organizations around the world.
Participation in the CaseWare IDEA Academic Partnership is offered at no cost to U.S. accredited college and university educators and provides your students with access to fully-functional software, resources and support. We also provide you with teaching tools to easily incorporate IDEA into your current curricula.
Value of Joining the CaseWare IDEA Academic Partnership
CaseWare IDEA® Software – We provide a fully-functional education version of IDEA to each student, which can analyze up to 5,000 records. It can be installed on multiple computers and lab installations are also available. Educators are provided with full support and maintenance.
IDEA Workbook - Educators receive one complimentary hard copy of the IDEA Workbook ($225 value), which provides step-by-step tutorials for applying IDEA tests, case studies and data files. Students receive an electronic version of the Workbook and may purchase a hard copy at a discount.
Tech Support - Educators may contact the IDEA Help Desk for assistance in using IDEA's features and functionality.
Training Discounts – Educators may attend IDEA Data Analysis Level 1 and 2 (now available online) and the IDEA Innovations Conference at a discounted rate.
Online Resources – We offer a variety of resources designed to help our clients explore IDEA and build their data analytics skills including live webcasts such as “Getting Started with IDEA: Acquiring & Importing Data,” how-to videos, content and tutorials.
Classroom Presentations – We can conduct a virtual presentation for your students to introduce them to IDEA and provide real-world examples of how professionals use it.
[IDEA] looks good on students' résumés! One of my [former] students was the only one at his firm who knew how to use IDEA when the firm decided to purchase the software. The firm has been so impressed with his performance that they are actively recruiting on our campus and sending partner-level people to speak to our student organizations rather than just recruiters.
- Constance Lehmann, PhD, University of Houston - Clear Lake