Expanded GMAT waiver opportunities are available for the Fall 2020 term. See if you qualify.

Do more than report numbers. Use them to make an impact.

Your role as an accountant looks different than it used to. Sophisticated analytics has made consistent communication essential. That means more of your time is spent with clients and internal stakeholders, providing advice and performing in-depth analysis.

Our practitioner track is designed not only to help you understand the numbers, but to help you build the confidence to use them to make strategic decisions. Reports can do a lot of things, but they can’t make meaningful connections with clients — you can.

This track is ideal for accounting undergraduate majors and career advancers.


Expanded GMAT waiver opportunities are available for the Fall 2020 term.


100% Online

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 there are nearly 1.4 million accountants, auditors and CPAs across the country, and that number is expected to grow 10% by 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
  • Benefit from a program housed within the 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 as advanced financial accounting, business intelligence and accounting for governments and nonprofits

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