About the MACC Program

The Master of Accountancy degree at UNC Charlotte is designed to respond to the significant changes impacting the accounting profession. The program is designed to strengthen the technical competency of students in specialized accounting fields including tax and financial accounting/auditing.

Program Outline
The Master of Accountancy degree consists of 30 semester hours (10 graduate classes) of course work. The 30 hours are divided into two components: required classes and elective classes. Required courses vary depending on what track you are enrolled in.

Additionally, the program is designed to develop the analytical and communication skills in students needed to advance in modern organizations. The MACC program offers four curriculum tracks:

  • Professional Accounting, for students with an undergraduate degree in an area other than accounting (e.g. English, Mathematics, Nursing, Biology, Business, etc.) who wish to become professional accountants and prepare for the CPA exam.
  • Financial Accounting/Auditing, for accounting majors who wish to become CPAs.
  • Tax, for CPAs and non-CPAs who wish to specialize in taxation.
  • Individualized, for students who wish to design a concentration based on a personal or professional interest. Graduates of the Master of Accountancy Program should be qualified for careers and advancement in taxation, public accounting, managerial accounting, and corporate financial accounting.

Program Structure
The MACC program is designed to meet your individual needs. We offer the flexibility to complete your degree full-time or part-time. Some of our students attend full-time and finish in 12-16 months. Working professionals who attend part-time usually take 24-30 months to complete the program.

Evening courses are conveniently offered at UNC Charlotte's Center City campus located in the heart of center city Charlotte.  Classes are held year-round, during two 15-week semesters (fall and spring) and two special summer sessions. 

Tuition and Fees
When it comes to your return on investment, UNC Charlotte is among the best values available. North Carolina residents pay as little as $18,000 (full-time) and $26,000 (part-time) total tuition and fees. In addition, tuition for out-of-state students is generally lower than other AACSB programs in the region.