Can I get credit — or waivers — for having already completed some accounting/business coursework?
In our online format, yes. Students who have completed accounting courses as part of their undergraduate studies or in pursuit of their MBA may apply for course waivers for up to three courses (12 total credits). These waivers reduce the total credits required to complete the program and, subsequently, the overall tuition cost. Because our on-campus format operates on a fixed schedule, course waivers are not available; however, a wide variety of electives — covering topics related to law, governmental accounting, economics, negotiations, finance, leadership, and data analytics — allow students to customize their curriculum during their time in the program.
How is the pace of your program impacted by the firm recruiting schedule?
It isn’t. This said, several significant recruiting events are built in to the academic calendar. Starting in July, and running through September, a series of employer forums and networking functions introduce students to the numerous firms and corporations that recruit — and hire — from both formats of the UNC MAC Program. In late-September, a comprehensive Interview Week allows students to break from their classes to attend firm interviews in Chapel Hill.