While our program formats deliver the same degree, and share the same curriculum and same faculty, they do so under different schedules. Classes for the on-campus format start once a year, in May; online students can start in either December or June*. (Note: Students starting in December will attend a required, one-credit Leadership Immersion in early December, then begin classes in early January. Students starting in June will attend a required, one-credit leadership immersion in late June, then begin classes in early July.)
The on-campus format begins in late June with a Leadership Immersion
and Meet the Firms event
. Classes start in early July. You’ll take core courses, specialized tax or audit concentration courses, and elective courses across four quarters that span from July to following September. In addition to the coursework, on-campus students participate in Interview Week
in late-September and internships at firm offices
from January to March.
>> View a sample on-campus curriculum calendar for a tax student (PDF)
>> View a sample on-campus curriculum calendar for an audit student (PDF)
The online format has a variable schedule that you set for yourself. You’ll need to take certain core and concentration-focused courses in a specific order, but most electives can be positioned as you see fit across the year.
Most students will be able to complete the curriculum in 15 to 24 months; however, you can extend your studies up to a 36-month maximum. It is important to note that most courses are not available in every quarter; you’ll need to be mindful of this as you plan your studies.
In addition to the online coursework, you will attend a Leadership Immersion
in either late June (if starting in June) or early December (if starting in December) in Chapel Hill prior to starting classes. If you're participating in the recruiting process, you'll also be required to attend a Meet The Firms event
in June and an Interview Week
in late-September in Chapel Hill. Online students may also incorporate an internship at a firm’s office
that runs from January to March.
>> View a sample calendar: 15-month duration, internship, focus in auditing (PDF)
>> View a sample calendar: 21-month duration, no internship, general accounting curriculum (PDF)
>> View a sample calendar: 27-month duration, no internship, focus in tax (PDF)
IMPORTANT: The calendars for the online format are merely samples. Many options are possible and, as such, course names have not been included on these documents. If you would like help building your own calendar with specific courses, reach out to us at email@example.com or 919-962-3209.
>> Learn more about Global Immersions
>> Review our application requirements and deadlines
>> Questions? Ask them at an upcoming info session