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Lifelong Learning

Professional development, industry knowledge and meaningful connection for MAC alumni, partners and friends.

Connect, Learn and Grow

Offered through a collaboration with NC State Executive Education, Lifelong Learning brings together accounting professionals with shared experiences and a Wolfpack connection to help you develop, adapt and lead in your career.

  • Tap into knowledge, research and expertise to help you stay on the leading edge of emerging trends in accounting and business.
  • Access professional development, including CPE, to strengthen your skills and support meaningful career growth.
  • Reconnect and create meaningful new relationships with fellow MAC alumni, respected faculty and a network of diverse, skilled accounting professionals.

Great session and kick off to the program! The topic was interesting, something we wouldn’t normally hear about in CPE.

MAC Alum

Class of 2011

Scott Showalter, professor of practice and director, Jenkins MAC, introduces Lifelong Learning.

Featured Event: Inaugural Summit

The inaugural Lifelong Learning Annual Summit, held September 9, 2022, brought together expert faculty, industry leaders and Jenkins MAC alumni for a day of learning, sharing and networking.

“By far the best CPE event I have been to.  All of the speakers were passionate about their topics and I feel like I actually learned something. Please continue this event in the future!”

–Brendan Madigan, CFO, Limited Run Games, Jenkins MAC Class of 2016

Programs and Fees

Lifelong Learning for MAC programs are open to any interested accounting professionals—including MAC alumni and their colleagues, public accounting and industry partners. NC State MAC faculty, administrators and students may also join.

Virtual CPE Events

The Lifelong Learning Virtual CPE Events feature one-hour virtual sessions. CPE-related details are located on the individual session event pages.

Dates and details for 2023 Events are being finalized. Past events have included:

One-hour session: Enhancing Agility and Nimbleness for Managing Disruption with Mark Beasley, PhD

One-hour session: Design Thinking with J. Mark Scearce, PhD

One-hour session: Sustainability Reporting and The Future of Business with Jessica Yinka Thomas

Request Information

Have questions about Lifelong Learning? Complete this short form to download Lifelong Learning at a Glance. A member of our team will also be in touch to answer any questions you have about the value of Lifelong Learning for yourself or your organization.