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Program Formats

Choose the Format That Suits You Best.

We offer our top-ranked Master of Accounting degree in two formats:

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Online Format

12-36 months depending on desired pace, open to all undergraduate majors (including accounting).

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On-Campus Format

10-12 months* depending on pre-MAC summer internship status, open to non-accounting majors only.

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Regardless of the format you choose, you’ll receive the same degree. You’ll study with the same remarkable faculty, learn the same essential curriculum, and experience the same peer-to-peer and peer-to-professor interaction. Choose the format that best suits your lifestyle, learning habits, and career goals. As you make your selection, be mindful of these differences:

Online On-Campus
Starts Jan., March, June, Sept. June
Undergraduate Major Any Non-Accounting
Location Online Chapel Hill
Duration 12-36 months 10-12 months*
Credit Weight 4-12 hours/term 10-12 hours/term
Total Credits 36-48** 47 + global education credit***

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* Students in the on-campus format who have secured an approved pre-MAC summer internship, and who have received a B- or better in an Introduction to Finance course at an AACSB-accredited institution, may start the program after their summer internship concludes. These students do not participate in the Structured Recruiting process and will join the MAC program in mid-August. For more information, consult our  Summer Internship Guide (PDF).

** Online-format students with accounting-heavy backgrounds or those who have completed an MBA from an AACSB-accredited institution may be eligible for course waivers or substitutions based on a review of previous courses completed during their prior studies.

*** The on-campus format incorporates various required global education activities into the curriculum. Students will receive an additional global education credit upon completion of these activities.