Why earn a managerial finance and accounting degree?

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At one time, corporate accountants compiled an organization's financial data, and financial planners used that information to make strategic decisions. Those functions are blurring, though, and the Managerial Finance & Accounting program will put you in a position to take advantage of that shift.

You'll blend a traditional education in corporate accounting with a background in corporate finance theory, financial statement analysis and investments. Ultimately, that will lead to career opportunities in internal management and control, treasury management, and strategic financial management.

You can customize the curriculum to focus on either managerial finance or corporate accounting.

AACSB Accreditation


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.

Accounting and Finance at UND

  • Sharpen your financial management skills through the Student Managed Investment Fund, a $1 million fund controlled by UND students.

  • Network and build experience by participating in any of 25 professional clubs and organizations, including Beta Alpha Psi and the Accounting Club.

  • Learn from faculty who maintain strong ties to the accounting industry, in a department that has been active since 1927.

Jobs in Accounting and Finance


Median annual pay for financial managers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Expected growth rate for financial managers by 2028 - much faster than average

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


UND Accounting graduates have gone on to work for industry-leading companies such as Microsoft, PwC, EY, Hormel and many more. You'll find opportunities on career paths including:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Corporate and government financial management
  • Financial analysis and planning
  • Risk management

When You Major in Managerial Finance & Accounting

A Managerial Finance & Accounting degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Statements
  • Financial Analysis
  • Auditing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Strategic Planning

UND Finance and Accounting Alumni

Managerial Finance & Accounting alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Alerus Financial Corporation
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Target Corporation
  • Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
  • Altru Health System

Business Courses You Could Take

Knowledge to Lead

Former CEO of Cargill Inc. Greg Page found his path in leadership as a double major in economics and accounting.