UND’s online Master of Accountancy curriculum offers required courses that help you prepare to sit for your CPA examination. UND accountancy graduates consistently beat the national average on all four parts of the CPA exam, which is why they’re regularly placed at the top international, national and regional CPA firms.
The program offers two online tracks depending on your educational background and professional goals. Our fundamentals track is designed for individuals who are new to accounting and would like to establish their careers in the field. The practitioner track is designed for professionals who are trained in accounting and are ready to advance their roles in the industry.
You can transform into a future-focused accountant in as few as 20 months with your online master’s degree in accounting.
You can gain the skills to:
Conduct in-depth financial and performance-related analysis
Make meaningful connections with clients and stakeholders
Understand the importance that quality data has on strategic decision-making
UND has awarded numerous scholarships to online students, so if you would like to find out which ones might be a fit for you, visit our scholarship database, Scholarship Central. You can also estimate your tuition and fees using our Tuition Calculator.
Management accounting concepts and their application in internal planning, control and decision-making.
Advanced Financial Accounting
Accounting for inter-corporate investments, business combinations and other advanced financial accounting topics.
Business Law for Accountants
Both foundational and advanced topics in business law relevant for the practice of public accountancy including agency law, contracts, negotiable instruments, ethics, legal representation in business and the impact of selected governmental regulations on businesses.
Seminar in Accounting Issues
Addresses current issues in accounting and develops appropriate professional judgment through researching and applying accounting standards.
Taxation of Businesses
This graduate-level course covers federal taxation of business organizations.
This course examines business processes and controls within the context of enterprise resource planning systems (ERP), with an emphasis on the financial cycle.
Audit & Assurance Services
Examines the role that assurance services play in improving the quality of information and its usefulness for decision-making. Materiality and risk assessment are considered along with processes and controls in relation to financial statement audits.
Financial Accounting I
This is a first course in financial accounting for graduate students that has a preparer orientation, but also provides a foundation for analyzing financial statements. Specific content focuses on assets and current liabilities as well as the formats and uses of primary financial statements.
Financial Accounting II
This is the second course in the financial accounting sequence for graduate students. It has a preparer orientation, but also provides a foundation for analyzing financial statements.
Financial Accounting III
This course is part of the graduate financial accounting sequence. It has a problem-solving orientation, and involves the application of accounting principles to complex transactions and topics including deferred taxes, leases and pensions.
Accounting professionals have a special role in assuring the quality of financial reports, and in conveying useful information to stakeholders throughout society. Identifying, and being able to effectively respond to, ethical issues are important skills for accounting professionals. This course explores the concepts of ethical thinking, professional behavior, integrity and independence, as well as specific principles as identified in the Codes of Professional Conduct. The ethical tone of an organization is set by its leaders, and thus an understanding of leadership, and how managers can effectively lead others in a responsible manner, is important to understand from both the perspective of being a leader and working with leaders in an organization.
Accounting for Governments & Nonprofits
This course covers accounting for governmental and nonprofit entities, including fund accounting.
A business intelligence (BI) system is an information system that supports decision-making process. BI is also about creating strategic value for organizations based on data. This course provides critical thinking and self-learning abilities by discovering the business intelligence and data analytic challenges. The expected outcome of the course will allow each student to have a solid understanding of current and emerging issues and best practices of data visualization and data analytics. Students will also gain strong business process analysis experience. The course will challenge each student in her/his ability to use big data, predictive data analysis, data gathering techniques, data warehouse, knowledge management, data mart and data mining systems. These challenges are becoming a prevalent factor in the present turbulent business environment.
IT Governance & Audit
This course introduces topics related to information technology governance and audit, and their roles in internal control and risk management in accounting.
Seminar in Auditing
Expands understanding of the auditing function and provides a framework for analyzing contemporary auditing and assurance issues.