We place strong importance on maintaining a program that’s inclusive of students from a wide range of backgrounds. The unique perspectives that our students bring into the classroom invite curiosity and open opportunities to enrich the overall learning experience.
The MAC Mentorship Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students to learn essential business skills while learning more about the accounting industry. The program works in conjunction with the Carolina Covenant and its program sponsor, PwC, which hosts workshops and events throughout the spring. These workshops, led by PwC partners, include:
At the completion of the program, students may choose to take an undergraduate course offered exclusively for Mentorship Alumni. Taught by program director and MAC professor Tamara Barringer, this course helps students utilize the skills learned during the Mentorship Program. The MAC Mentorship Program is geared toward underrepresented minorities, first-generation college students, and students who have overcome social or economic hardship.
The Accounting Mentorship Program, or AMP, is a remarkable opportunity for rising second- and third-year students from any non-UNC undergraduate institution to receive personal mentorship in preparation for a successful career in the accounting profession. Delivered by Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG) accountants and the UNC Master of Accounting team, AMP will help build knowledge about the profession and will prepare students for graduate school and the business world.
The UNC Kenan-Flagler Master of Accounting Program is a proud partner of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting minority students in their pursuit of higher education. The Foundation not only provides financial assistance, but also helps students develop their academic skills and leadership talents. Our involvement with the Foundation is growing and represents a key strategic focus in our efforts to support diversity within the accounting profession.
The MAC program actively supports Business Cares, UNC Kenan-Flagler’s signature community service initiative. This initiative focuses its support on charities that, in turn, support children’s health. As part of the Business Cares initiative, the MAC program holds food drives for, and donates time to, TABLE, a local organization that provides healthy, emergency food aid every week to hungry children living in Chapel Hill. Community leadership is one of the core values of the University is woven into the fabric of UNC Kenan-Flagler and the MAC program.