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All undergraduate majors welcomed

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Prepare for a future in accounting — with no bridge courses or prerequisites required.

Accounting is the language of business. Few can speak it, but everyone needs it. So it’s no surprise that the industry is one of the strongest sectors in the global economy.

That’s why our fundamentals program for non-accounting undergraduate majors and career changers is designed to equip you with essential, in-demand skills. Because when you understand the principles and core values of accounting, you can adapt to anything.

And when you can adapt to anything, you’re future-proof.

Why a master’s in accounting?

  • Job security: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there are more than 1.4 million accountants, auditors and CPAs across the country, and that number is expected to grow 10% by 2026.
  • Compensation: The median annual salary for accountants was $73,560 in 2020, and the top 10% earned more than $128,680, 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 asynchronous coursework 100% online
  • Benefit from a program housed within the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration — recognized in the top 5% of business schools worldwide with AACSB accreditation
  • Study topics that prepare you for the CPA exam, such advanced financial accounting, accounting systems and auditing services
  • Enhance your career potential and leverage your undergraduate degree with a master’s program that requires no bridge courses

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