Students work in Kathy Krawczyk's accounting class.


The Jenkins Master of Accounting (MAC) program provides exceptional education and real-world experience that equip students to take their careers to the next level.

High-Value, Practical Education

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Everyone needs accountants. This is why the profession is growing faster than the national average for all occupations. And NC State’s Jenkins MAC program is preparing graduates to be tomorrow’s leaders in this important and versatile field.

The program’s one-year curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of accounting and business practices, as well as a rigorous technical accounting education. Students can choose to complement these core courses with concentrations in Enterprise Risk Management, Information Technology or Tax Strategy.

The curriculum is focused on both preparing you for the CPA exam and developing real-world skills, and learning doesn’t stop in the classroom. MAC students can study abroad in Prague, lead financial literacy courses on campus or in the community, work with real companies in practicum exercises and take advantage of innovative learning opportunities.

Professional Connections

In the Jenkins MAC program, we’re committed to helping our students build career paths and networks that will set them up for professional success.

We have strong partnerships with leading employers in the Triangle area and beyond, and our faculty and career services staff work closely with students and companies to facilitate students’ job searches. Recruitment events throughout the year connect MAC students with employers in a variety of accounting fields, including public, corporate and government accounting. The program also offers networking events and tours of employers in large southeastern U.S. cities like Atlanta and Washington, D.C., during the summer prior to the start of the program. And our fellowship program partners around a dozen entering students each year with leading firms who supplement the cost of their tuition and guarantee them employment after graduation.

I chose the Jenkins MAC program for the dedicated career services team and valuable recruitment and networking opportunities.

Dylan Miller, MAC ’16

Employers like Credit Suisse, Deloitte, the N.C. Office of the State Auditor and BDO seek out our graduates because they’re ideally equipped for professional success. Our job placement rate at graduation is 93 percent, and our CPA exam first-time pass rate is consistently higher than the national average.

#9 - Best Master's in Accounting Programs

The Jenkins MAC program was ranked No. 9 in the nation by for 2019.

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