‘NDSU provided a strong foundation for my accounting career’

If accounting is your chosen profession, NDSU will get you on the path to success.

The field is one of the “Top growth jobs of 2021” as reported by Flexjobs.com, so the future looks bright for you.

NDSU’s highly-regarded accounting program offered by the College of Business prepares students for entry-level positions in corporate, government, nonprofit and public accounting. The curriculum has accounting, business and a variety of other courses to develop well-rounded graduates.

Ashley Cheuk can attest to that. She majored in accounting at NDSU and is now in her second semester of the Master of Accountancy program.

“My education at NDSU provided me a strong foundation of accounting knowledge,” said Cheuk, who grew up in Hong Kong and moved to Fargo as a junior in high school. “Many classes are tied directly to the workplace. For example, in my Advanced Excel class, I learned various Excel features and techniques, including keyboard shortcuts, advanced formulas, data validation and pivot table. Moreover, the Master of Accountancy program has taught me exceptional critical thinking skills, technical accounting knowledge and research skills that have prepared me for my accounting career.”

One of Cheuk’s favorite accounting events is “Meet the Firms,” where students can interact with recruiters from a several accounting firms. That’s where she interviewed for, and got, her first internship.

And she praises the positive, caring environment in the program.

“The faculty at NDSU are compassionate, and they genuinely want students to learn. They constantly encourage students to become active learners in classes,” Cheuk said. “Studying accounting can be tough, but I enjoy problem-solving and learning various types of accounting functions, especially tax accounting. It is incredibly satisfying when I solve complex accounting problems.”

In North Dakota, people who sit for the Certified Public Accountant examination must complete 150 semester hours of college education. You can meet that requirement through a combination of an undergraduate accounting major and NDSU’s Master of Accountancy program.

“Our accounting program has a great relationship with companies who employ our student interns and graduates,” said Thomas Dowdell, professor and chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems. “These companies have provided high praise for the quality of our program and its graduates.”

Get started on your accounting career today. Apply to NDSU.