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U-turn arrow for career switchEarning a MAC degree will give you the deep technical knowledge you need to pursue a career in accounting or finance. It will help you expand your professional network and make the jump to a new role, a new company, or even a new industry.

The UNC MAC program is open to students from ALL educational and professional backgrounds. With a dedicated MAC Career Services team and an up-to-date curriculum, we provide you with everything you need to restart your career in an accounting firm or on a corporate finance team.

What you need Why it matters How we can help
Accounting knowledge and skills and the CPA credential The more you know, the further you’ll go. Employers expect new accountants to enter the profession prepared to make an impact on day one. Our robust curriculum is designed for those with, or without, an accounting background. You’ll gain deep technical knowledge on taxation, auditing principles, and financial reporting and analysis; knowledge that will prepare you to successfully tackle the CPA exam.
Career prep resources Successfully switching careers requires that you reposition yourself to new employers, connecting your industry experience with your newly acquired skills. Our MAC Career Services team provides expert guidance to map out your professional goals — and a path to achieve them. Assistance with communications, interviews, and resume writing will help you stand out to employers.
Employer recruiting opportunities Having direct connections to recruiters at some of the nation’s largest and most respected firms gives you a competitive edge when looking for new opportunities. All of the Big 4 and middle-market accounting firms and numerous major corporations actively recruit our students while they are in the program and 98% of them are employed within three months of graduation.

Learn what it takes: our application and admissions requirements >
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Meet Someone Like You:
Stories of Successful Career Switches

Mikhail Wright

Mikhail Wright

Mikhail transitioned from a military career to civilian life and leveraged the program’s recruiting process before accepting a tax associate role at Ernst & Young.

Meet Mikhail
Mark Loyd

Mark Loyd

Mark loved teaching but wanted to grow professionally and offer stability. A year before graduating, he received a job offer from PwC.

Meet Mark
Zach Sanders

Zach Sanders

Zach was a circulation clerk at an Iowa library. He pursued a new career to hone his critical thinking skills and accepted an offer with Marsh & McLennan in Des Moines.

Meet Zach

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