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Accounting, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #981 (BCR) Fargo, ND, United States
Accounting at North Dakota State University is the analysis, interpretation and communication of financial information about the resources of an organization and the use of those resources. Accountants help others make business decisions and provide auditing, tax, and consulting services. 
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The Accounting major offered by the College of Business from North Dakota State University prepares students for entry-level positions in public accounting, corporate accounting, government accounting and nonprofit accounting. The accounting curriculum includes accounting and business courses with a wide range of other courses selected to help develop well-rounded graduates. Courses in other areas of business help students understand how their work relates to marketing, management and finance. Computer and information systems courses give students the ability to apply accounting knowledge using computers—a very important skill in today’s business environment.  


The employment opportunities for an accountant are many and varied. An accountant could find a position in public accounting, private industry, government, or nonprofit organizations. 

The most recognized professional designation in accounting is the CPA. Achieving this certification involves passing a comprehensive examination and meeting other requirements set by each state. CPAs employed by public accounting firms provide auditing, tax and advisory services to businesses, other organizations and to the general public. However, CPAs work in all types of organizations. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • College Composition 
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Psychology/Introduction to Sociology
  • Gen Ed Humanities & Fine Arts/Gen Ed Cultural Diversity
  • Mathematics for Business
  • Gen Ed Wellness
  • Gen Ed Science & Technology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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).

General Requirements

  • To be considered for admission, all applicants should have an educational background in the core curriculum of laboratory science, mathematics, social science, and English. 
  • A secondary or high school grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale) or the equivalent in core subjects is recommended. 
  • Students who do not meet these minimum guidelines will still be considered for admission if there is evidence in the student’s academic record that demonstrates a high probability of success.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7585 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13002 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6501 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4334 USD per semester and a duration of 48 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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