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Accountancy, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #905 (BCR) , ND,
The Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) 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. In addition, this program will enable students without an undergraduate accounting degree to prepare for a challenging but richly rewarding career in accounting.


The accounting prerequisites for the program may be met with graduate courses, some of which are newly designed and online.

The Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) program at NDSU is designed to have students complete graduate studies needed to advance their careers in public accounting, corporate accounting, or government accounting and to prepare them for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam or Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Our approach to learning involves creating a collaborative environment in which students can develop analytical skills and gain in-depth accounting knowledge. Students will be prepared to identify accounting problems, research the problem and possible solutions through the use of on-line databases, and present a recommended action. The learning environment also provides students with the opportunity to draw from the experiences of fellow students from diverse backgrounds.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Resources Management

  • Legal Aspects of Business

  • Applied Professional Research

  • Accounting Theory

  • Total Required Credit Hours

  • Fraud Examination

  • Advanced Fraud Examination

  • Advanced Accounting

  • Tax Accounting

                      Detailed Programme Facts

                      • More details: Applications are reviewed on a rolling schedule.
                      • Programme intensity

                        You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                        • Full-time duration 24 months
                      • Languages
                        • English
                      • Delivery mode
                        On Campus

                      English Language Requirements

                      • Minimum required score:


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                      Academic Requirements

                      You need the following GPA score:

                      Required score: 3

                      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                      You only need to take one of these tests:

                      • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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                        The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

                      • You need the following GMAT score:

                        Required score: 550

                        The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

                      General Requirements

                      • The applicant's overall undergraduate GPA should be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
                      • The applicant's GPA for upper-division accounting courses should be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
                      • The applicant does not have to complete the GMAT, if the student meets the minimum GPA requirements (requirements A.1. and A.2.).

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International

                        631 USD/credit
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 631 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                      • National

                        541 USD/credit
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 541 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                      • In-State

                        361 USD/credit
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 361 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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                      Living costs for Fargo

                      • 870 - 1260 USD/month
                        Living Costs

                      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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