Accountancy, Master | North Dakota State University | Fargo, United States
12 months
1075 USD/credit 32250 USD/year
921 USD/credit 27630 USD/year
614 USD/credit 18420 USD/year
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The Accountancy program at North Dakota State University is a non-thesis, professional program delivered face-to-face in Barry Hall, located in downtown Fargo.


Program Description

The Accountancy program at North Dakota State University emphasizes technical competency, accounting theory, and research skills necessary for students to start and excel 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. Qualified students may complete the program in 11 months. However, students are welcome to earn their degree on a part-time or full-time basis. In addition, students with undergraduate degrees in other areas of business or even unrelated to business can enter the graduate program to prepare for a challenging and rewarding accounting career once they have completed the prerequisite accounting core courses.

The Master of Accountancy program at NDSU is designed for students wishing to enter and accelerate their careers in public accounting, private industry, fraud investigation, or cost management. Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in their chosen area and also enhance their ability to pass professional certifications, such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Our approach to learning involves creating a collaborative environment in which students can further develop a deeper understanding and knowledge of accounting and their critical thinking and analytical skills. We believe our face-to-face classes allow students to develop close relationships with their colleagues and the faculty. Such an environment encourages a strong learning community where important questions can be asked and answered.

Through the College of Business at NDSU, the Master of Accountancy program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Resources Management

  • Legal Aspects of Business

  • Applied Professional Research

  • Accounting Theory

  • Fraud Examination

  • Tax Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling schedule.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The student has an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited school
  • GPA should be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • GPA for upper-division accounting courses should be at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • The student takes the GMAT with an expectation that the student earn a score of at least 550
  • If the student has not completed all of the following core courses or their equivalent in their undergraduate program, the student may be conditionally admitted to the program: Intermediate Accounting I and II, Cost Accounting, Tax I, Audit I
  • Students must also submit a letter stating reasons for wanting a Master of Accountancy degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A student who attended a university outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1075 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 921 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 614 USD per credit during 12 months.

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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