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Why Kenan-Flagler?

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How UNC Kenan-Flagler makes a difference

When you pursue a Master of Accounting degree at UNC Kenan-Flagler, you’ll acquire outstanding technical expertise, strong analytical skills, and detailed knowledge in numerous facets of the accounting field.

1. You’ll graduate with a degree and, very likely, a job.

An exceptional 98% of our students have accepted an offer of employment within three months of graduation, most with the Big 4 and middle-market accounting firms. They’ll start with salaries over $60K and hit $120K just five years in. Or, if you’re looking to advance a career you’ve already started, our MAC-specific Career Services team can help you get where you want to go.

2. It’s designed to fit hectic, modern lifestyles.

If you’re currently working full-time, raising children, serving in the armed forces, or living halfway around the world, our online format may be a good fit. The program offers evening courses, a schedule you control, and up to 36 months to complete your degree. The flexibility is built in!

3. The UNC alumni network is mighty.

Wherever you go in the world, you’ll find UNC alumni ready to help. Graduates from our program work in firms around the world and at all levels, from entry-level positions to senior executive posts. Better yet, they’re always ready to help out a fellow Tar Heel.


Recruiter perspective: Why UNC MAC students stand out

Amy Baker is an Assurance Partner and Market Leader for EY. She also actively recruits for her Big 4 public accounting firm. Here, Amy shares her thoughts on the unique characteristics that UNC MAC graduates bring to the profession.

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4. No accounting background? No problem.

While our online format can accommodate students with, or without, accounting-heavy backgrounds, our on-campus format is designed exclusively for non-accounting majors. You can find the format that’s right for your background and learning style.

Why Non-Accounting Majors Make Great Accountants: Business, Economics, Math, The Sciences, History/Liberal Arts

5. You can travel the world.

Students in the online format can join one of our Global Immersions and visit established financial centers in international markets poised for growth. Broaden your perspective and observe firsthand how business is conducted in dynamic economies.

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