The University of North Dakota was founded more than 130 years ago, but unlike most higher education institutions west of the Mississippi, our focus was not on agriculture. It was on arts and sciences. We take great pride in our history, community and work ethic. To us, the best way to get things done is to roll up our sleeves and meet the challenge head-on.
This mindset has helped us evolve into an internationally recognized research institution — with innovation at the heart of everything we do. And it can help you evolve into a dynamic leader.
Our reputation, paired with more than 80 online degree and certificate programs, has encouraged nearly 15,000 students from around the world to explore more than 225 fields of study. With an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, you can work closely with experts in the field and graduate equipped with the insights to lead and the tools to make a tangible impact.
Our online accounting master’s program is offered through the College of Business & Public Administration — the largest, and first accredited, business school in North Dakota. UND accountancy students consistently beat the national average on all four parts of the CPA exam, with nine being awarded the prestigious Elijah Watts Sells Award.
We’re accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), which puts us in the top 5% of business schools worldwide. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates who are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools.