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University of North Dakota, College of Business and Public Administration Accounting Program Profile

Written by AnonymousJanuary 16, 2012
University of North Dakota

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
College of Business and Public Administration
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The undergraduate accounting program at the University of North Dakota, housed in the College of Business and Public Administration, is designed to prepare students for a variety of accounting careers.

University of North Dakota accounting majors receive a well-rounded education that includes coursework in the liberal arts and in a broad range of business disciplines, as well as required coursework in standard accounting principles. Practical skills, like communication and analysis, are emphasized in the curriculum, further contributing to students’ professional development. Students can also take advantage of the advanced technological resources available at the Kulas Koppenhaver Memorial Accounting Learning Center, which trains students in the latest business software. 

The University of North Dakota College of Business and Public Administration prides itself on its emphasis on experiential learning. Undergraduates receive frequent opportunities to interact with local accounting professionals through special events and lectures. Additionally, in order to be sufficiently prepared for entry-level positions in the field, accounting majors are encouraged to pursue internship or co-op experiences before they graduate.

What’s the school’s contact information?
Accountancy Department
College of Business and Public Administration
P.O. Box 8097
Gamble 220 Centennial Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8097
Phone: 701-777-2921
Fax: 701-777-6183

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual in-state tuition: $ 6,726
Annual out-of-state tuition: $ 15,901
Room and board: $ 5,950
Required fees: $ 1,282
Books and supplies: $ 800

What’s the typical student profile?
The University of North Dakota has a total enrollment of 11,139 undergraduate students. Of the student population, 55 percent are male and 45 percent are female.

What type of test scores do I need?
Range for ACT Composite: 20-25
Average High School GPA: 3.38
Regular application deadline: September 1

Career and placement
The College of Business and Public Administration’s Pancratz Career Development Center is an excellent resource for students looking to expand their professional experience as they prepare to enter the job market. The center offers a variety of valuable resources, including:

  • Individual career counseling
  • Internship and co-op placement
  • Business and Government Career and Internship Fair
  • Resume and cover-letter assistance
  • Career-focused workshops and seminars
  • On-site and remote interviews
  • Professional mentorship


All data is as of 2012.