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 June. Starting in 2018, online students can start in either January, March, June, or September.
The on-campus format begins in late June with an Orientation and Leadership Immersion. 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 the following June. In addition to the coursework, on-campus students participate in Interview Week in late-September.
>> 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 12 to 24 months; however, you can extend your studies up to a 36-month maximum. It is important to note that some courses are not available in every quarter; you’ll need to be mindful of this as you plan your studies. Starting in 2018, online students can start the program in January, March, June, or September.
In addition to the online coursework, you will attend an Orientation and Leadership Immersion in Chapel Hill prior to starting classes. If you're participating in the structured recruiting process, you'll also attend an Interview Week in Chapel Hill in late-September during your final year in the program. 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, no internship, focus in tax (PDF)
>> View a sample calendar: 24-month duration, internship, focus in auditing (PDF)
>> View a sample calendar: 36-month duration, no internship, generic focus (PDF)
IMPORTANT: The calendars for the online format are merely samples. Many options are possible. If you would like help building your own calendar with specific courses, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-962-3209.
>> Learn more about program duration in our article, "How long...?"
>> Review our application requirements and deadlines
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