UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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From Military to MAC

Military leaders make great accountants.

The skills required to be an exceptional leader in the military — problem solving, strategy, planning, teamwork — are the same skills required to be a successful professional accountant. With a Master of Accounting (MAC) degree, you can transition into the private sector or continue your career in the military.

U.S. Army Major, and UNC Master of Accounting student, Brad Bertinot describes his transition from the battleground to the boardroom and how the MAC Program has prepared him for the business world.

The perfect path to the c-suite.

Because an accounting education provides a deep understanding of financial reporting, tax strategy, and auditing principles, the MAC degree and CPA licensure are excellent additions to the skills you’ve already mastered in the military. With this well-rounded expertise, you will be highly sought after by major corporations and accounting firms alike.

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An outstanding option for military spouses, too.

Flexibility is essential, isn’t it? There are few professions that offer the same flexibility as accounting: geographic mobility, work-life balance, and diversity across a wide range of industries. 

>> Review sample curriculum calendars

Earn your degree from any location.

With our online delivery format, you can earn your MAC degree from one of the nation’s top-ranked accounting programs…without relocating. The flexibility of an online education, with the strong reputation, top-notch faculty, and impressive curriculum that UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for.

>> Read more about our innovative online format

No accounting experience necessary.

Whether you’re interested in our online format or our on-campus format, no prerequisite work or work experience is required — we have our own boot camp! This said, your military experience will serve you well as you’ll be entering a professional where leadership, precision, and attention to detail is not only welcomed, but required. 

Put your military benefits to work.

Veterans Choice Act, Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program

UNC-Chapel Hill, including UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a training facility for students receiving military education benefits. We are in compliance with the Veterans Choice Act as well as proud participants in the Yellow Ribbon Program for students who do not qualify for in-state tuition.

We recommend following these steps below to learn more about these incredible opportunities:

1. Review the Education Programs administered by Veterans Affairs and start your application for the correct benefit, (often the Post 9/11 GI Bill). Be sure to request your Certificate of Eligibility, which is needed in order to begin processing your benefits.

2. Review UNC Chapel Hill’s information regarding the Veterans Choice Act and in-state residency.

3. If you believe you do not qualify for the benefit of paying in-state tuition through the Veterans Choice Act and you are 100% eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, then you may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program to assist in covering the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Contact the MAC Financial Aid Assistant Director for the UNC Chapel Hill Yellow Ribbon application.

>> Read more about GI Bill educational benefits
>> Learn about other UNC veteran resources

Military experience can earn you a fellowship.

Military experience is a highly valued factor for fellowships, which are awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates with both strong admission credentials (GMAT/GRE scores and undergraduate GPA) and military experience will be most competitive. Awards range from $2,000 to $25,000. All admitted students are considered for fellowships automatically. No additional application is required.

No fee to apply.

All U.S. military service members — both active duty and veterans — qualify for an application fee waiver. Simply submit verification of your current military status (e.g., DD214, recent LES, or other) to our admissions office to request the waiver before you submit your application. (Unfortunately, we cannot refund fees already paid.)

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