Managerial Finance & Accounting
The College of Business & Public Administration mixed two rigorous disciplines into one powerful major – the managerial finance & accounting degree. This major is specially designed for those interested in becoming a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or a Certified Financial Manager (CFM).
Both the CMA and CFM are national designations that also require the passage of a national examination. The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) establishes the standards or criteria for achieving the CMA designation. While the CMA examination is similar to the CPA examination, the CMA examination concentrates more heavily on corporate accounting and financial analysis.
You’ll have the option to emphasize either managerial finance or corporate accounting with the available electives. Some areas you will study are:
- Accounting Information Systems
- Accounting for Production
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Capital Market Financing and Investment Strategies
A unique attribute of the managerial finance & accounting major is the availability of the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF). This team makes decisions involving real money which has increased the value of the investment fund to over $1 million.
Just a few of the organizations aimed toward successful finance and accounting students are Beta Alpha Psi and the Accounting Club. Learn more about clubs and organizations on campus.
With a unique and specialized skill set gained in this program, you’ll be in demand from companies around the region—and even the country. Some career areas are:
- Corporate and government financial management
- Financial analysis and planning
- Risk management
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The UND Student Managed Investment Fund started in 2005 with a gift of $100,000. Today, students manage every aspect of the fund that has grown to over $1,000,000.