Academics

Our unique curriculum is designed to prepare you to succeed in all aspects of your accounting career.

Core Curriculum

The Jenkins MAC curriculum is designed to provide a broad understanding of accounting and business practices and a rigorous technical education — the perfect combination for professional success.

Our one-year program offers a small-college feel in a large university, with one-on-one advising resources and average class sizes of 35-40 students. Many of our award-winning faculty are industry professionals with years of experience that they are eager to pass on to students through teaching and research opportunities.

In the Jenkins MAC program, small class sizes allow professors to give you personal attention.

Johannes Moolman, MAC ’16

All students will complete our core accounting curriculum and their choice of business electives. Students have the opportunity to focus their education by choosing one of our three optional concentrations: enterprise risk management, information technology or tax strategy. These concentrations provide an additional depth of knowledge that can give students a leg up as they enter their chosen profession.

Real-World and Global Experience

In the Jenkins MAC program, we believe you shouldn’t wait until after you complete your education to experience life after graduation. That’s why we bring the real world into the classroom.

Through practicums and other experiential learning opportunities, students in the program work hand-in-hand with corporate, public accounting, government and nonprofit partners to find solutions to real business challenges and facilitate learning. The Department of Accounting and the Jenkins MAC program have long-standing relationships with Big Four and national professional service firms, local and regional accounting firms, and major corporations in a variety of industries. Accounting and business professionals from the community interact with students and faculty and participate in class lectures, workshops and club activities.

And these real-world experiences aren’t confined to U.S. borders. Jenkins MAC students have the opportunity to study abroad in the summer with classes in Prague, Czech Republic, at the NC State European Center in Prague — an outstanding facility located in the historic Old Town district of Prague. While earning credits toward a MAC degree, students enjoy the history and culture that this major European capital city offers.