Why earn an accounting degree?

Application Deadlines
Aug. 16
Dec. 15
May 1

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 Major 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 or participate in field trips with other accounting students.

  • 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.

Accounting Degree Jobs


Recent accounting graduates are employed or pursuing graduate degrees

UND Nistler College of Business & Public Administration


Median annual salary for audit managers

Robert Half Salary Guide 2020

What can you do with an accounting degree?

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

  • Auditing
  • Financial Statements
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Accounting

UND's Accountancy program has a strong alumni network. Our students often graduate with a job offer in hand. They start careers as corporate accountants, auditors, tax accountants, and 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.

What jobs can you get with an accounting degree?

UND Accountancy majors 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

Make an Impact.

Do more than report numbers.

Our bachelors program will get you to work as a professional accountant.