Why earn a combined degree in accountancy?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline 
Graduate Application Deadlines
May 15* | Aug. 1
Oct. 15* | Dec. 1
March 15* | May 1

*Priority deadline

Students seeking the accelerated degree may apply to the School of Graduate Studies after completing 60 credits.

Our combined or accelerated 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.
  • Get you the 150 credit hours required to sit for the CPA exam.

AACSB Accredited Accounting Program

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UND's combined or accelerated Accountancy programs are accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB International puts the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration (CoBPA) in the top 5% of business schools in the world.

M.Acc. Graduate Assistantships

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 for a GA position, please contact Michelle Garske.

Combined Accounting Degree at UND

  • Choose a concentration including data analytics, public administration and (change to or) organizational leadership.

  • 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.

  • Intern with the Big 4 (PwC, Deloitte, EY, and KPMG) or national and regional public accounting firms.

Careers in Accounting


Recent accounting graduates who are employed or are pursuing graduate degrees



Median annual salary for accountants and auditors

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Meet the 150-Hour CPA Requirement

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
  • Auditors
  • Budget analysts
  • Business owners
  • Chief executive officers
  • Chief financial officers
  • Comptrollers
  • Forensic accountants
  • Partners in public accounting firms
  • Tax preparer
  • Tax consultant

Accounting Course Options

Do More Than Report Numbers

Use them to make an impact.

Our combined program will get you to work as a professional accountant in just 5 years.