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Master of Accountancy (MAcc)


Thomas D. Dowdell, PhD
AIS Department Chair
Professor of Accounting 






Program Overview

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program at North Dakota State University (NDSU) is designed for students wishing to begin and/or accelerate their careers in public accounting, private industry, fraud investigation, and/or cost management. The MAcc program is a non-thesis, professional program delivered face-to-face in Barry Hall, located in downtown Fargo.  This program emphasizes the technical competency, critical thinking, and analytical skills necessary for students to start and advance in their accounting careers.  Students will be prepared to identify accounting issues, research the appropriate standards and tax law, analyze data, present possible solutions and recommend actions.  In addition, students will enhance their ability to pass professional certifications, such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Qualified students may complete the program in 11 months. However, students are welcome to earn their degree on a part-time basis.  Students with undergraduate degrees in other areas of business or even unrelated to business may apply to the graduate program once they have completed the prerequisite accounting core courses, which include Intermediate Accounting I and II, Cost Accounting, Individual Taxation, and Audit I.

Through the College of Business, NDSU's MAcc program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier international accrediting agency in business administration and accounting.


Click below to hear from some of our MAcc alumni

Brady Miller, CPA
Bremer Bank
Crystal Boyd, CFE
Titan Machinery


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