There is a strong preference that Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 & 2 be taken at UNC Charlotte.
Intermediate Financial Accounting I and II (ACCT 3311, ACCT 3312) are restricted to admitted students only without permission from the Program Director, Jack Cathey.
The course of study consists of 30 semester hours (10 classes). With careful scheduling, a student could complete the program in one year by taking four classes in both the Fall and Spring semesters and two classes in the Summer. Students in the Professional Accounting track will add one year to complete the necessary prerequisites if they do not complete them in the summer prior to beginning MACC classes.
The course of study consists of 30 semester hours (10 classes). It usually takes two years to complete the program if prerequisites are completed during the summer prior to the fall semester. Taking the prerequisites in a fall/spring sequence will add one year to the program. Students with full-time jobs usually take two classes in both the Fall and Spring and either one or two classes during the summer. Students with significant work commitments sometimes take a lighter schedule.
International students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 83 on the Internet-based test or 600 on the paper-based test. Due to the language-intensive nature of accounting, students with higher TOEFL scores are preferred.
For detailed information for international applicants, visit the International Student Admissions Office website,intradmn.
Admitted students can take the prerequisites in a fall/spring sequence. Fall application is recommended, but students should expect to add one year to their program.
To prepare for the required MACC program prerequisites, it is recommended that candidates take Principles of Accounting I and II (Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting) prior to admission. These courses are offered at UNC Charlotte, but may also be taken at any accredited two- or four-year college.
We encourage all potential students to visit the university and to talk with our advisors, students, and faculty to learn more about the program. There are times, depending on a candidate's credentials, when an interview is required.
Yes. The Belk College of Business is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting. The Department of Accounting also has Accounting Accreditation from the AACSB.
Generally, no. The Professional Accounting Track is specifically designated for those who do not have an undergraduate degree in accounting. Students can then customize their studies by adding Tax or Audit electives if they choose to do so. Additionally, the MACC program welcomes those with diverse educational backgrounds, including law, where students can customize their program with an emphasis on Tax.
As a number of students in the Tax Track are employed full-time in tax-related jobs, the courses in this track do not meet during the month of March or the first three weeks of April to accommodate busy season.
We do not use a formula in admitting students; therefore there is no required minimum score. We consider all the application information, including undergraduate grades, undergraduate institution, relevant work experience, recommendations and the applicant’s statement of purpose. The average score of students admitted to the program is generally around 580 for the GMAT and 158 for each section of the GRE.
The prerequisites are offered during the day in the summer semester and at night in the fall and the spring semesters so you'll need to plan accordingly.
The Accountancy tracks, or academic programs, were designed with distinct groups of students in mind:
Professional Accounting: Students with an undergraduate degree in an area other than accounting (e.g. Biology, Business, etc.) who wish to become professional accountants and prepare for the CPA exam.
Financial Accounting/Auditing: Students with an undergraduate degree in accounting who wish to become professional accountants and prepare for the CPA exam.
Tax: Students with accounting or other backgrounds, such as law, who wish to specialize in taxation.
Students in the Professional Accounting and Financial Accounting/Auditing Tracks should be well on their way towards preparing for the CPA exam when they complete their degree. In most cases, students will have completed the 150 hour requirement.
Students pursuing the Tax Track will need to take a number of elective classes in accounting to prepare for the CPA exam.
For additional information about the requirements for becoming a North Carolina CPA, follow this link: CPA Board.
For additional information about the requirements for becoming a CPA in another state, follow this link: Nasba.
Recent developments in accounting have created additional opportunities for people entering the field. The Department of Accounting considers assisting students in locating part- and full-time employment to be an important service. This focus, combined with opportunities for on-campus recruiting, has allowed many successful job placements.