The Online Master of AccountingThe Online Master of AccountingThe Online Master of Accounting


Build a Strong Knowledge Base for Your Accounting Career

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s AACSB-accredited online Master of Accounting (MAC) Program welcomes applicants of all backgrounds. Whether you’re starting, switching or advancing your career in accounting, the MAC Program prepares you to take the CPA exam and succeed in accounting, business and corporate finance roles.

Here, you’ll find top-notch faculty, the same high-caliber curriculum as our on-campus format, a powerful learning model with peer-to-peer interaction and opportunities for global study. Just prior to the first day of classes, you’ll meet classmates and faculty — on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus or online — for a three-day orientation and leadership immersion. 

Explore our immersive experience and unique combination of academic rigor and real-world experiential learning.

The Online Master’s in Accounting at a Glance


3 concentrations






No GRE/GMAT required

Online Accounting Program Curriculum

The 48-credit MAC curriculum is structured to help you quickly build fundamental accounting knowledge and progress confidently through escalating levels of technical complexity. 

If you have completed extensive accounting coursework, or majored in accounting as an undergraduate, our online format offers the opportunity for you to take a reduced curriculum or alternative coursework as you complete your degree.


Choosing a concentration allows you to tailor your program to your professional interests. We offer the following concentrations:

If you choose not to specialize, you can create a customized curriculum of concentration courses and electives.

Admissions: Master of Accounting Online

Our admissions staff takes a holistic approach to reviewing your application. We take into consideration your unique educational background, work experience and life achievements.

Admissions Highlights: 

  • Four start dates per year: January, March, June, September
  • All educational backgrounds welcome
  • No GRE/GMAT scores required

If you have any questions, e-mail the MAC admissions team at or call 919.962.3209. 

Review a complete list of application requirements for the Master of Accounting program.

Driven to Succeed? You’re in the Right Place.

Learn how UNC Kenan-Flagler’s online Master of Accounting program can position you to launch a new accounting career or take you to the next level at a wide range of businesses and organizations.

The Online Learning Experience

Designed for working professionals, the online master’s program in accounting offers a flexible pace and flexible scheduling. You can take up to 36 months to finish your degree requirements, or expedite your studies and finish in as few as 12 months. 

The online experience caters to your needs, and includes evening classes held in our virtual classroom, content mobility and a user-friendly mobile app, open testing windows and 24/7 tech support.

Additional Online Offerings From UNC Kenan-Flagler

In addition to the master’s in accounting online, UNC Kenan-Flagler offers online business education options for those who are seeking professional development or a set of specific skills.




Prepare for the CPA Exam and a Fulfilling Career

When you earn your master’s in accounting online from UNC Kenan-Flagler, you become an expert in understanding a company’s complete financial picture — while at the same time picking up essential leadership skills that will increase your value within accounting firms and major corporations.

Let’s get started.