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Why a MAC Degree?

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Four reasons to pursue your MAC

1. Increase your earning potential.

MAC graduates make more money than their counterparts with just a bachelor’s degree. They are also in much higher demand; while hiring of BA graduates is declining, hiring of MAC grads is on the rise. For those already in the workplace, the MAC offers a powerful credentials that will raise your stock value, improving your chances for a promotion or pay increase.

2. Make connections that matter.

The friends you make in graduate school are more than friends; they are your future peers in the accounting profession. The recruiters you meet and the professors in your program also add to a network that you can lean on for years to come. The UNC Alumni network is 290,000 strong and spread throughout the world.

3. Introduce yourself to key people.

Big and small accounting firms, as well as many major corporations, actively recruit MAC graduates. As you move through your career in pursuit of more senior positions, your MAC degree will continue to give you an edge over your competition.

4. Get ready for the CPA exam.

Earning a MAC degree gives you the course hours required to sit for the CPA exam. More importantly, the work you’ll do in pursuit of the degree will give you the rigor, knowledge, and confidence you’ll need to be successful come exam time.

A STEM-designated Master of Accounting (MAC) degree is a high-value, practical investment. It puts you in a better position to succeed, not just in year one but throughout your career. As you become an expert in understanding a company’s complete financial picture, you’ll also pick up essential leadership skills that will make you extremely valuable within accounting firms and major corporations.

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