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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

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 curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of accounting and business practices, as well as a rigorous technical accounting education. Students choose between two tracks, public accounting or business & industry, to meet the needs of their career goals in the accounting profession. Optional specializations or elective classes can be focused in the areas of 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, 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 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 because of its fellowship program, the high CPA exam passage rate of its students, and the networking opportunities it affords.

Hannah Moyles

Jenkins MAC 2021

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 96-100 percent, and our CPA exam first-time pass rate is consistently higher than the national average.

#11 – Best Master’s in Accounting Degrees

The Jenkins MAC program was ranked No. 11 in the nation by Great Business Schools for 2020.

Poole College of Management

The Jenkins Graduate School of Management is part of the NC State Poole College of Management, dedicated to educating tomorrow’s leaders and driving excellence through active integration of research, innovation and education.

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