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Signpost of unique career pathAccounting is a diverse discipline that extends into nearly every industry and can open up a variety of unique career paths: teaching, performing non-profit work, working for the government, investigating financial crimes, serving as a business consultant, and more. No matter what experience you’re looking to unlock with accounting or finance skills, you’ll want to build your knowledge base, expand your professional network, and, ultimately, follow your passion!

The UNC MAC program, open to those from any undergraduate major or industry background, provides the credential and knowledge you’ll need to pivot your career in any direction. In addition, our MAC Career Services team will provide you with personalized career support that will help match your new skills and connections with the perfect opportunity.

What you need Why it matters How we can help
Individualized career guidance Pursuing a unique career path requires you to couple your existing professional experience and interests with newly acquired accounting skills. Our MAC Career Services team provides expert guidance to map your professional goals and identify a path to achieve them. We’ll help you tell your story and stand out to employers by providing assistance with personal branding, interview skills, and resume writing.
A broad network spanning numerous industry sectors When you’re looking for something different, you’ll need to tap into connections who can help you find new opportunities, provide insider guidance, and put you in the room with key real decision-makers. Kenan-Flagler graduates fill the ranks accounting firms, major corporations, public-sector entities, non-profits, and other industries. They’ll serve as valuable resources no matter where you take your career.
Leadership acumen coupled with solid technical knowledge Knowledge of finance, negotiations, data analytics, and budgeting will give you robust business insight, while critical soft skills, like leadership and communications, will help you turn that insight into impact. Our curriculum is robust, with concentrations and electives that help you focus on what truly interests you in business and finance. Our program also provides the option to enroll in MBA courses that broaden your perspective and increase the value you’ll bring to your organization.

Learn what it takes: our application and admissions requirements >
Whitepaper: “Four Unexpected Roles Where Accounting Counts” >

Meet someone like you:
Graduates who followed unique paths

Andrea Bell

Andrea Bell

Andrea used her new degree to enter the world of higher education as an accounting professor at Georgia Highlands College.

Meet Andrea
Allison Elia

Allison Elia

To increase her impact, Allison used her new accounting knowledge to help her nonprofit serve more people in her community.

Meet Allison
David Whitmire

David Whitmire

A successful leader in the defense contracting space, David added accounting skills to bolster his financial savvy.

Meet David

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