Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Program Overview

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program at North Dakota State University is a non-thesis, professional program structured to advance the knowledge of qualified students with an undergraduate accounting degree. Students without an undergraduate accounting degree may be conditionally admitted to the program and will be required to take a core of undergraduate accounting courses in addition to the graduate courses.

The program is designed to provide the knowledge and training needed for students to advance their careers in public, corporate, or government accounting and to prepare them for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. Our approach to learning combines case study and applied learning in a collaborative environment. 

We provide our students the opportunity to draw from the experiences of fellow students with diverse backgrounds, as well as to interact with corporate, public, government, and not-for-profit accounting discipline leaders.

Through the College of Business, North Dakota State University's MAcc program is fully accredited by AACSB International,the premier accrediting agency in business administration and accounting.



Click the postcard below for a quick view of the MAcc program.

Click the pictures below to hear from some of our MAcc alumni.

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



Program Goals

  • Develop students' analytical skills
  • Provide students with in-depth accounting knowledge and skills
  • Prepare students to recognize and research accounting problems, identify possible solutions, and present recommended actions


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