When you pursue a Master of Accounting degree at UNC Kenan-Flagler, you'll acquire outstanding technical expertise, strong analytical skills, and detailed knowledge in numerous facets of the accounting field. That's just the beginning, however.
A few key highlights to consider:
1. You'll graduate with a degree and, very likely, a job.
An exceptional 98% of our students have accepted an offer of employment within three months of graduation
, most with the Big 4 and middle-market accounting firms. They’ll start with salaries over $50K and top $100K just five years in.
2. If flexibility matters, you’re in the right place.
If you’re currently working full-time, or raising children, or serving in the armed forces, or just interested in traveling, our online format
may be perfect for you. With evening courses, a schedule you control, and up to 36 months to complete your degree, flexibility is built in.
3. The UNC network is extensive and powerful.
Wherever you go, you’ll find UNC alumni ready to help
. Graduates from our program work in firms around the world and at all levels, from entry-level positions to senior executives. Better yet, they’re always ready to help out a fellow Tar Heel.
Recruiter's Perspective: UNC MAC students stand out
Amy Baker is an Assurance Partner and Market Leader for EY. She also actively recruits for her Big 4 public accounting firm. Here, Amy shares her thoughts on the unique characteristics that UNC MAC graduates bring to the profession.
>> Hear Amy's perspective
4. An accounting background is NOT required.
While our online format
can accommodate students with, or without, accounting-heavy backgrounds, our on-campus format
is designed exclusively for non-accounting majors. You can find the format that’s right for your background and learning style.
>> Why Non-Accounting Majors Make Great Accountants: Business, Economics, Math, The Sciences, History/Liberal Arts
5. You can, literally, travel the world.
Students in the online format can join one of our Global Immersions, which visits established financial centers in international markets poised for growth. Learn about world cultures and observe how business makes an impact on those cultures.
>> Find the format that’s best for you — online or on-campus?
>> Curious about the online format? Watch a student video
>> Skip ahead and read our application requirements