Master of Accountancy Careers

Develop your career in accounting.

Businesses and government agencies of all sizes rely on accounting, which means there’s a growing demand for accounting professionals throughout the country. That’s why the University of North Dakota is dedicated to helping you successfully transition into or advance in this competitive field. To support you, we now offer a Master of Accountancy degree with two online tracks: Fundamentals and Practitioner.

The growing demand for accountants is driving earnings up as well.* In fact, CPAs in non-management positions can expect to earn up to 15% more than their peers.** Nearly 1.4 million people work in the accounting field, with an additional 139,900 people expected to join the workforce by 2026.* In today’s fast-paced, dynamic world, the more advanced your skills are, the more desirable you become.

Here are a few positions you may qualify for, along with median salaries:*

Chief Financial
Financial Manager
Bank Examiner
Accountant / Auditor

Curriculum by Track

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | **Investopedia

Our program fits any career path.

Your degree is flexible, and your career path can be, too. Whether you’re ready for a career shift or a step up, you can take your skills to any industry when you specialize in accounting.

The ability to do work from virtually anywhere has torn down office walls — at least in a virtual sense — and the internet has torn down virtual borders, giving small firms and businesses access to worldwide customer and talent pools that previously were available only to multinational corporations.”

— Jeff Drew, author of Technology and CPAs: Visions of the Future

Career advancers.

You’ve built your foundation in accounting, and now you’re ready to define your role in the industry even further. According to experts in the field, earning your master’s and completing the CPA exam is the best way to do that.*

UND’s Master of Accountancy program alumni include founders and CEOs of major companies, senior partners at international CPA firms and university professors. This is your chance to put what you’ve learned to the ultimate test and establish yourself as a trusted accounting professional.

Career changers.

Every time a new store, factory, filling station or school opens, the accounting industry grows, because companies can’t function without accounting. As demand for qualified accountants continues to increase, new accounting professionals are needed. That’s where you come in.

An education in accounting is one of the top options for professionals ready to make a shift. And although a bachelor’s degree is the minimum qualification for some employers, many prefer graduates with a master’s.* Business and government agencies around the world seek skilled accountants to drive value and embrace the constant state of change characterizing the industry. Skilled accountants like you.

*Yahoo! Education

Unmatched networking, career and placement opportunities.

Networking is a key element of the accounting industry, and here at UND, we have built strong relationships with top accounting firms and recruiters across the country, and we put those relationships to work for our students.

Each year, we host and connect our online students with a significant number of internship, placement and networking activities for students to participate in, such as:

  • Virtual Accountancy Field Trip
  • Ernst & Young Office Hours
  • Virtual Recruiting Event with public accounting firm Eide Bailly
  • Fall Accountancy Career Fair
  • Spring UND Career Fair
  • Bowling with Recruiters
  • Master of Accountancy Hall of Fame Event

In addition to in-person and virtual events like these, we also provide online students with a plethora of other related resources, including our Pankratz Career Development Center, the Master of Accountancy Student Resource Center and a dedicated internship acquisition coordinator.

“I have taken advantage of the career events. I attended the Fall Accounting Career Fair and ended up getting an internship at PwC (a Big 4 firm).”

— Dexter Kendall, Online MAcc Student

To learn more about Dexter’s experience as a student in UND’s online Master of Accountancy program, click here.

Here are a few pictures from some of our career and networking events.

UND Spring Career Fair participants talk with recruiters. UND Accountancy Career Fair attendees meet with recruiters. UND Spring Career Fair participants network with recruiters.
UND Accountancy Career Fair attendees network with recruiters. UND Accountancy Career Fair attendees speak with recruiters. UND Spring Career Fair participants meet with recruiters.