Combine the technical skills of an accountant with the analytical insight of a finance
UND's Managerial Finance & Accounting program combines the skills of two disciplines
to make you an indispensable part of an corporate leadership team. By developing an
accountant's technical skills and the analytical skills necessary for strategic financial
management, you'll be qualified to gain licensure as a Certified Management Accountant
(CMA) or a Certified Financial Manager (CFM).
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Why earn a managerial finance and accounting degree?
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
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.
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
Corporate and government financial management
Financial analysis and planning
When You Major in Managerial Finance & Accounting
A Managerial Finance & Accounting degree gives you the strategic skills you need,
UND Finance and Accounting Alumni
Managerial Finance & Accounting alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers
Alerus Financial Corporation
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Altru Health System
Business Courses You Could Take
FIN 475. Cases in Managerial Finance. 3 Credits.
Introduces students to construction and utilization of financial management decision models using case study examples. Topics evaluated include working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, valuation, risk-return, and special topics of financial management. Students are required to develop original simulation models, prepare formal case reports, and orally and visually present their results. Prerequisites: FIN 340 and FIN 360; Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only. S.
FIN 360. Capital Market Financing and Investment Strategies. 3 Credits.
Covers analysis and procedures for implementing particular financing and investment plans in financial markets. Includes financing and investment through commercial banks, investment banks, pension funds, venture capital sources, insurance companies and limited partnerships. Prerequisites: FIN 310; Sophomore, Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.
ACCT 315. Business Law I. 3 Credits.
The legal environment of business, governmental regulation, contracts, and property. Prerequisite: Sophomore, Junior or Senior Standing. F,S.
MGMT 300. Principles of Management. 3 Credits.
This course provides a survey of the traditional functions of management with primary emphasis on planning, organizing, controlling, and leading. This emphasis involves coverage of managerial decision making, leadership, motivation, interpersonal communication, staffing human resources, and organizational structure, design, and change and development. Additional topics include the history of managerial thought, management information systems, international management, and business ethics and social responsibility. Prerequisites or corequisites: A total of 30 or more credit hours, including courses in progress. F,S.
ISBC 217. Fundamentals of Computer Information Systems. 3 Credits.
This course exposes students to the role information systems play in the business world with an introduction to information technology topics and data analytics. This experiential and application-oriented course develops spreadsheet, visualization, and database competencies relevant to business professionals. F,S,SS.
ACCT 309. Accounting Information Systems. 3 Credits.
The application of systems design and use from the accountant's perspective. Coverage includes computerized and manual accounting systems, elements of internal control, flowcharting, and the interface of accounting and management information systems. Prerequisites: ACCT 301 and Junior or Senior Standing; declared CoBPA majors only. F,S.
Knowledge to Lead
Former CEO of Cargill Inc. Greg Page found his path in leadership as a double major
in economics and accounting.
Explore More Options
Looking to add a double major, pursue graduate work or connect with the department?