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If you’ve received an offer for a pre-MAC internship in the summer of 2021, congratulations! An internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn essential skills and refine your professional acumen. You’re also highly likely to secure an offer for a full-time job that will begin after you graduate from the MAC Program.

While the on-campus format of the UNC Master of Accounting Program begins in June, we recognize the importance of real-world training and would like to accommodate your internship opportunity. Provided you meet the criteria below, you can join our program in mid-August after you finish your pre-MAC internship.

  1. You’ll be participating in a formal internship program with an established organization and performing work related to accounting or finance.
  2. By June 1, 2021, you will have fulfilled your undergraduate degree requirements and will have received a grade of B- or better (not pass/fail) in an Introductory Finance* course from a U.S.-based, AACSB-accredited institution.
    * For students at UNC, this course is BUSI 408.

If you can meet those criteria, you’re in good shape!

When you join us in August 2021

  • August 9, 2021 –  you’ll attend a welcome event where you’ll meet students, professors, and staff members and receive key information that will help you transition into the MAC Program.
  • From August 9 to September 22 – you’ll take a compressed, eight-week term with two classes: Financial Reporting A and Managerial and Cost Accounting.
  • October 4, 2021 – you’ll begin the second term alongside all members of the MAC class of 2022 (and graduate with them in June 2022).

Because there’s a high probability that you’ll convert this pre-MAC internship into a full-time employment offer, you will not participate in the Structured Recruiting process or Interview Week events.

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Academic Calendar

Prior to UNC MAC Program Semester 1 Semester 2
Before June 1 May – August August 9- September 22 October – December January – March April – June
Introductory Finance
(Students must complete an Introductory Finance course from an AACSB-accredited institution and receive a grade of B- or better)
Pre-MAC Summer Internship Core Courses
(2 credits each, 8 total)

  • Financial Reporting A
  • Foundations of Acc’ting Systems
  • Data Analytics for Accountants
  • Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling
Core Courses (12 credits) Core Courses
(8 credits)
Concentration Courses
(8 credits)
Sept. 24-26
Leadership Immersion
(1 credit)
(6 credits)