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Accounting Pathway Program

Persistently Pursue Your Next Giant Leap

For Purdue undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in accounting, the MSA Pathway Program offers an optimal route to completing the 150 hours of college credit work required to sit for the CPA exam. With conditional admission starting as early as sophomore year, eligible students can streamline their undergraduate experience and transition seamlessly into a ten-month Krannert Master's program.

MSA Pathway Program Fact Sheet



A Conversation about the MS Accounting Pathway Program

Krannert's Academic Director for the MS Accounting program, Troy Janes, and program manager Sarah Lee discuss the MSA Pathway Program and the numerous advantages it offers for current Krannert accounting undergrads. Transcript

Start Dates

  • Spring 2021: January 10, 2022
  • Fall 2021: August 22, 2022

Program Eligibility

  • Be admitted into the Krannert School of Management
  • Declare Accounting as your undergraduate major
  • Complete at least thirty (30) credit hours, either through coursework or Advanced Placement credits
  • Complete MGMT 20000 (Introductory Accounting), MGMT 20100 (Management Accounting I), and MGMT 35000 (Intermediate Accounting I)

Program Costs

Indiana Residents:

Non-Indiana Residents:

International Students:

All fees are subject to increase based on approval by the Purdue University Trustees.

Application Requirements

  • Complete and submit an application, which includes the following:
    • Transcripts
    • Statement of purpose
    • Resume
    • Two recommendations (faculty recommendations preferred)

  • The GMAT is not required for Pathway students.

Successful applicants will be allowed to directly matriculate into the MS Accounting program — in either the spring or fall intake — after completing a minimum of 120 undergraduate hours and receiving a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.