There’s never been a better time to be an accountant.

CPA is recognized around the world. It inspires confidence and remains one of the most versatile credentials in accounting and finance.* This versatility is one of the reasons there are nearly 1.4 million accountants and auditors in the United States.**

Companies need driven, future-focused accountants with the skills to lead in a profession that’s always in demand in every industry. That’s where you come in.

*Robert Half | **U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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100% online with 3 start dates per year

Two Specialized Tracks - For Accounting and Non-Accounting Majors

Tracks available for accounting & non‑accounting backgrounds

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Graduate in as few as 20 months

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No prior work experience required

All Undergraduate Majors Accepted

All undergraduate majors welcomed

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Qualify & prepare for the CPA exam

Why a master’s in accounting?

  • Job security: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job openings for accountants, auditors and CPAs are expected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026.
  • Compensation: The median salary for accountants was $69,350 in 2017, and the top 10% earned more than $122,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Prepare for CPA certification: Robert Half International declared that accounting professionals with a certification or master’s degree earn 5% to 15% more than those without these credentials.

Why choose UND?

  • Complete coursework 100% online
  • Choose from 2 online tracks: Fundamentals or Practitioner
  • Benefit from a program housed within the College of Business & Public Administration — recognized in the top 5% of business schools worldwide with AACSB accreditation

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