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Career Advancement

If you’ve already made a home in the professional world and you’d like to shift to a new career path, accelerate your career with foundational accounting skills, or prepare for a promotion that requires additional education or CPA credential, continue reading. (We think you’ll be interested.)

Career advancement in accounting profession after Master's degree with leadership and business acumen

Professional growth opportunities

In order to help you grow professionally while you earn your MAC degree, you can take advantage of several career services customized for students who are already in the workforce:

A Focus on Leadership
With a required, credit-bearing Leadership Immersion, our Leading & Managing and Leading from the Middle elective courses, and the opportunity to enroll in various MBA classes, you’ll build critical leadership skills as you learn the fundamentals of accounting.

Curriculum for Well-Rounded Professionals
Beyond leadership-specific topics, you can also explore on a host of other business attributes. Master of Accounting students take courses in ethics, team-building, professionalism, and communications --  skills that are essential for strong leaders operating in a corporate climate. In fact, this curriculum is one of the key reasons why the UNC MAC Program carries such a powerful reputation in the business world. It’s what makes us different, and it’s what will make you stand out.

Career Services Resources
You may want some help learning how to package and present your newly acquired skills in accounting, leadership, and business. To that end, we’ve developed an online video series and live workshops that explore a variety of career topics, including resume building, interviewing, networking, and salary negotiation.

Career advancement success for our online-format graduates.
+ 36% were promoted while they completed the program.
Salaries increased 22%.
+ 100% expect an enhancement to their career prospects.
+ 91% expect a solid return on their investment.

1:1 Customized Career Coaching
At more a direct level, you can meet with a career development coach from the Master of Accounting Career Services team who has significant experience working within the accounting and finance space. You and your coach will discuss your personal career development goals and identify actions needed to reach these goals. In addition, you'll have access to the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business Communications Center, a team of career experts that can provide help on resume building, interviewing, networking, and a variety of other important professional skills.

Leanne Fredericks

Student perspective: Why a bank vice-president got her MAC online at UNC

The online format was the perfect choice for a busy banker as it afforded her the opportunity to earn her MAC degree while continuing to build her career.

The UNC Alumni Network

In addition, as a UNC Kenan-Flagler MAC graduate, you’ll also gain access to our powerful alumni network. Specific to accounting, LinkedIn ranks UNC as the #1 graduate school for accounting professionals, while The Economist puts UNC Kenan-Flagler at #8 in its list of business school alumni networks. Why does this matter? More UNC MAC graduates ready to help to you, ready to meet you, and ready to hire you.


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Why the MAC works