Accountancy (Combined or Accelerated B.Acc./M.Acc.)
From internships with the Big Four to coursework focused on career skills, our students graduate ready to launch a career.
Successful organizations require financial leadership, whether you plan to run a Fortune 500 company or a local non-profit. Develop the skills and experience you'll need to become an accountant, frequently with a full-time job offer before graduation.
- Program type:
- Combined (Major and Master's)
- Est. time to complete:
- 4-5 years
- Credit hours:
- 144 (Combined), 139 (Accelerated)
Why Study Accountancy at UND?
If you’re looking for the fastest route to a graduate degree and a rewarding career, a combined degree program is an ideal choice. Do more than report numbers. Use them to make an impact. Our combined Bachelors/Masters of Accountancy program will:
- Put you on the fast track. You'll earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in just 5 years
- Prepare you to sit for the CPA exam. UND graduates consistently beat the national average on the CPA exam
- Offer a variety of concentrations valuable to future employers including; data analytics, public administration and organizational leadership
This program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB International puts the Nistler CoBPA in the top 5% of business schools in the world.
How Combined and Accelerated Degrees Work
If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, apply to UND and your program. As a current student, connect with your advisor to make sure you stay on track for the combined program. During your junior year, you can officially apply to the School of Graduate Studies. Complete the required courses, and you'll earn both your B.S. and graduate degree at the same time.
Campus M.Acc. students who are pursuing the professional track can also apply to be a Graduate Assistant (GA). These positions allow you to work
alongside faculty and staff in the college and hone your research skills and assist
with teaching-related activities. GA's are compensated with a competitive stipend
and/or tuition waivers. To apply, please contact Michelle Garske at michelle.garske@UND.edu.
Gain the Insights to Lead
Professors are readily available to provide the guidance you need to succeed.
Intern with the Big 4 (PwC, Deloitte, EY, and KPMG) or national and regional public accounting firms.
Live with fellow business students in our Business Living & Learning Community.
Join Beta Alpha Psi, a popular honor society linked to many financial professionals.
Participate in regional and national case competitions.
Get a head start on your job search by visiting the Accounting Career Fair or the Pancratz Career Development Center, or taking our Introduction to Accounting Careers course.
Median annual salary for accountants and auditors*
Research finds that M.Acc. graduates are more likely to be placed in many accounting positions and are more likely to be promoted within public accounting than bachelor of accounting graduates.
This program prepares you for a variety of roles including:
- accounting managers
- budget analysts
- business owners
- chief executive officers
- chief financial officers
- forensic accountants
- partners in public accounting firms
- tax preparer
- tax consultant
UND Accountancy Alumni
Accountancy alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- Deloitte, LLP
- Eide Bailly, LLP
- Pricewaterhousecoopers, LLP
- Brady Martz & Associates, PC
- Ernst & Young, LLP
Courses in Accounting Programs