Department of Accounting and Information Systems

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Undergraduate Programs of Study

  • Accounting (major, minor)
  • Management Information Systems (major, minor)

Graduate Programs of Study

  • Accountancy
  • Business Analytics 

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
  • Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)

Department Description

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, accounting and management information systems (MIS) graduates are heavily in demand from a wide range of organizations and receive among the highest starting salaries in the nation.

The AIS Department offers you more than just a degree. Along with a strong educational foundation in the major of your choice, here are just a few of the opportunities that AIS offers to improve your professional skills and set you apart from graduates of other programs:

  • Nationally recognized programs in forensic accounting and fraud investigation
  • State of the art computer forensics facilities
  • Highest CPA exam pass-rate in ND
  • Internships - more than 200 students with 62 employers during the last two years

Join professions that are integral to the global flow of commodities, services, information and money!

Department Accreditation

The AIS Dept. is accredited through the College of Business by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which places it in the top 5 percent of business schools worldwide.

Practicum Requirement

Accounting and Management Information Systems majors are required to complete a three-credit practicum experience while enrolled in the professional program. This requirement prepares the student for the accounting or management information systems world through practical experience in their primary area of study. Students must consult with their faculty advisor and obtain approval prior to enrolling in the practicum.