UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Master of Accounting

Program Overview

Top 10 Masters degree offered in two formats:

  • CampusMAC:  12 month, full-time, on-campus degree geared toward non-accounting majors.  Business, liberal arts and science majors are all eligible.  You cannot have more than 12.0 credits of accounting to enter the program because it is geared for non-accounting majors.*  Historical job placement of 95% or higher.
  • Accounting@UNC:  15 month, full-time, online degree.  Sophisticated and interactive online format including small section sizes and a sense of community.  Includes an optional winter internship with firms.  Same access to campus recruiting.  First class to launch July 2015 with a required Chapel Hill immersion planned in June 2015.  Application opens October 2014. 

*If you are uncertain about your undergraduate credits, please upload your transcripts within the applications and then email us at mac_info@unc.edu so that we may review your education records before you proceed with submitting your application.

To learn more about either of our program formats, please contact us at mac_info@unc.edu.

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The Ideal Candidate

Recruiters tell us that the type of MAC students they want for their firms, company and organizations must possess more than the ability to crunch numbers. Therefore, the MAC Program seeks highly motivated candidates who possess the following skills:

  • Strong critical and analytical thinking aptitude
  • The ability to achieve sustained high performance in an organization
  • Depth of character encompassing integrity, teamwork, community and a passion for learning
  • Extraordinary communication and interpersonal skills that show a desire to learn how to improve the way you interact, listen and resolve conflict

International Applicants

Because UNC Chapel Hill can only extend its resources to a limited number of qualified international students, admission is highly competitive. International student applications are reviewed on an individual basis and final decisions on admissibility are determined only after all factors and credentials related to an applicant's educational background as well as other admission criteria have been considered. The international student's application should demonstrate thorough and excellent preparation for studying in the U.S. Meeting the minimum admissions requirements and criteria may not be sufficient to be considered for admission. Due to the highly competitive nature of the admissions process, UNC Chapel Hill may restrict admission to those international applicants who are permanent residents of the U.S. and have studied at UNC Chapel Hill or another U.S. university all four years of their undergraduate studies.

Admissions Criteria

The MAC Program is one of the nation’s best, ranked 4th among Graduate Accounting Programs. Therefore, we seek well-qualified students, students who will be the future business leaders.

MAC Admissions Selection Criteria
 We seek candidates for admission with strengths in these areas: 
  • Leadership and organizational abilities
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Track record of results
  • Drive and motivation
  • Analytical skills and problem solving ability
  • Prior academic performance
 Work Experience  No work experience required
 Prior Coursework  There are no pre-requisite courses for applying

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