We welcome students from ALL educational and professional backgrounds — business/finance, accounting, math and applied sciences, English and the humanities, and more.
If you don’t have an accounting background, you can choose to earn your degree on campus OR earn it online. Both offer excellent benefits and both are built to accommodate students with no prior accounting coursework or experience. You’ll want to select the format that best suits your schedule and preference.
If you already have an accounting background (more than 12 credits), you’ll need to take the online format. It’s specifically designed to accommodate students with varying levels of accounting experience – from those with no coursework or work experience at all to those who have spent significant time with the material in class or in the profession.
For the online format, if you enter with an accounting-heavy background you will receive a personalized curriculum that incorporates additional business coursework and/or waivers for courses they have already completed. In these situations, the total credit hours may be less than the program’s standard requirements, which also reduces your cost to complete the program.
Our Holistic Admissions Process
Our admissions staff looks forward to getting to learn more about each student that applies to our top-ranked UNC Master of Accounting program. We know that every applicant to our program is distinct, and, when reviewing your application, we take into consideration your unique educational background, work experience, and life achievements. Our staff uses a holistic approach that considers the entirety of your application when reviewing it, so no one section is taken into consideration without deliberation of your entire application. We look forward to receiving your application to our program.