Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Program
The MAcc program at the University of North Dakota (UND) has a recently revised curriculum. The MAcc program is now admitting students into the revised program for a Fall 2018 start. UND’s MAcc program is designed to qualify and prepare students for the CPA examination while expanding their professional skills.
UND’s MAcc is flexible. The program prepares students from all educational and professional backgrounds. Full-time students can complete the degree in one year and courses can be taken online or on campus. Students may enroll full-time or take one course at a time. Well qualified students are encouraged to apply for graduate assistantships and scholarships.
In order to serve all qualified students, the MAcc has two tracks and one combined Bachelor/Master in Accountancy program. Students with a strong undergraduate accounting background should apply to enter the MAcc program’s Professional Accountancy Track. This track within the UND MAcc program broadens and deepens student knowledge in accounting, further preparing them to take the CPA exam and enter the profession. Additionally, Professional Accountancy Track MAcc students are required to complete a nine hour concentration of courses from a related area, which may include data analytics, public administration, or organizations and leadership.
UND Bachelor in Accountancy (BAcc) students wishing to pursue the MAcc degree may apply to enroll in the combined BAcc/MAcc option. This option streamlines both the admission process and the degree requirements, allowing UND BAcc students to complete both the BAcc and the MAcc-Professional Accountancy Track degrees with fewer courses.
Students without undergraduate accounting backgrounds should apply to enter the MAcc program’s Accounting Fundamentals Track. This track is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge to pass the CPA exam. Additionally, students in this track will be prepared to begin a career as an accounting professional.
UND’s College of Business and Public Administration holds AACSB accreditation, and both our Accountancy Department and our MAcc program have long track records of success. UND Accountancy students consistently beat the national average on all four parts of the CPA exam. In addition, nine UND Accountancy students have won the prestigious Elijah Watts Sells Award (for very high CPA exam scores). Our students regularly place at the top international, national and regional CPA firms as well as in accounting positions at top companies and in government. UND’s MAcc program alumni include founders and CEOs of major companies, senior partners at international CPA firms, and university professors.
Are you ready to get started? Visit the “Apply Now” link to begin your application to UND’s MAcc program.