Why earn a bachelor's degree in accounting?

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

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline

Two Accounting Degree Tracks

With UND's Bachelor of Accountancy (B.Acc.), you'll have business experience and skills that are in demand.

You'll select one of two accounting tracks:

  1. The B.Acc. provides graduates with valuable business and accounting skills necessary for numerous business positions. This degree also provides foundational coursework for those who plan to take professional accounting certification exams.
  2. The combined B.Acc./M.Acc. program puts you on the fast track. You'll earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in 5 years and prepare for the CPA exam.

Accredited Accounting Degree


UND's Accountancy program is 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.

Accounting Program at UND

  • Intern with the Big 4, national and regional public accounting firms or private companies.

  • 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.

  • Not sure if accounting is right for you? Take our Introduction to Accounting Careers course.

Careers in Accounting


Recent accounting graduates are employed or pursuing graduate degrees

UND Nistler College of Business & Public Administration


Median annual salary for accountants and auditors

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Why major in accounting?

An accounting degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Auditing
  • Financial Statements
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Accounting

Become an Accountant

UND's Accountancy program has a strong alumni network. Our accounting students often graduate with a job offer in hand, accepting jobs as corporate accountants, auditors, tax accountants or consultants.

  • UND graduates score higher than average on the CPA exam.
  • UND graduates have earned the prestigious AICPA's Elijah Watts Sells Award 10 times in the history of the program. The award recognizes the top 10 candidates in the nation who earn the highest cumulative scores on the CPA exam.

UND 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

Accounting Courses You Could Take

Gain the Insights to Lead

And the Skills to Make a Difference

Professors are readily available to provide the guidance you need to succeed.