You’re on your way to becoming an accounting professional, and we couldn’t be more excited to be part of your journey. We know the level of thought that goes into a decision like this, which is why we’d like to provide you with answers to commonly asked questions about our online accountancy program.
Being transparent about the details is our way of ensuring that you feel confident in your role as an online student at the University of North Dakota and can take that confidence into the field as an accounting professional.
The questions and answers you see here will get the conversation started, but please contact your enrollment advisor to continue learning about our online accountancy degree program. We’re here to support you, now through graduation.
I don’t have a background in accounting, am I eligible for the program?
Yes, our 100% online program is specially designed for individuals who have no background or undergraduate degree in accounting. Also, no prerequisites or bridge courses are needed to enter this program, which focuses on building fundamental accounting knowledge and skills.
Will this enable me to sit for the CPA?
Although successful completion of UND’s online Master of Accountancy program plus a bachelor degree in any field fulfills the requirements to sit for the CPA exam in several jurisdictions, all jurisdictions have different requirements. Students planning to take the CPA exam should check the requirements in the jurisdiction where they plan to sit for the exam to make sure they will satisfy all necessary requirements.
Is the GMAT required? Is there a waiver?
Yes. We offer a GMAT waiver; please contact your enrollment advisor or schedule an appointment here for more details.
Are there any scholarships or financial aid available?
Yes, scholarships and financial aid are available to students who meet certain criteria. To find out which ones might be a fit for you, visit our scholarship database, Scholarship Central, or ask your enrollment advisor for information regarding what scholarships you may be eligible for.
Is this program entirely online or am I required to come to campus for anything?
UND offers a 100% online Master of Accountancy program for non-accounting majors that does not require any campus visits and can be completed from anywhere. We also offer an on-campus Professional track for students with accounting experience.
Our online accounting master’s program is offered through the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration — the largest, and first accredited, business school in North Dakota. We’re accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), which puts us in the top 5% of business schools worldwide. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates who are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools. The University of North Dakota is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.