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Value of a MAC Degree

An NC State MAC degree opens doors to new, in-demand accounting career paths and leadership roles for all students, regardless of your background.

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MAC — Secure Your Foundation, Expand Your Possibilities

Maybe you’re:

  • An experienced professional with an eye on new leadership opportunities, or
  • An aspiring professional who wants to change career paths entirely, or
  • A soon-to-be college graduate with big ambitions.

We provide the industry-focused curriculum, rigorous academics and experiential learning opportunities for you to pass the CPA exam and succeed in the accounting profession.

Why Choose a MAC degree?

100% Placement Rate

within three months of graduation

95% Received Offers

by the end of their first semester

$65,000+ Starting Salary

averages $65,000-$78,000 depending on geographic location

What can you do with a MAC degree?

Accounting is ranked No. 2 in most satisfying careers and salaries often hit six figures after five years of work experience, according to and Business Insider.

Your Non-Accounting Background is an Asset

Within the NC State MAC Program, there’s no single path to success. While many MAC students majored in accounting as undergrads, others bring different areas of expertise, from engineering to communications — and that diversity makes your MAC experience stronger. What unites our students is a shared commitment to excellence and a desire to gain the skills needed to thrive in today’s complex business environment. 

Surprisingly around half of our students don’t come from an accounting background. We’re seeing many individuals embrace accounting as a profession because it offers a broad range of career paths and great job security.

Jay Arrington

Jay Arrington

Director of Admissions & Enrollment

Support for Non-accounting Majors

What do a third grade teacher, a full-time robotics engineer and a former military officer have in common? 

They are just a few of the 100+ MAC students who have completed the ASAP Program for non-accounting majors. 

The ASAP Program is a self-paced, online pre-MAC curriculum that covers fundamental concepts ranging from financial accounting to business law for students admitted to the Online MAC or On-campus MAC Program without an accounting background. 

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As a mom looking to get back into the professional space and switching career paths, I needed a program that was suited to my life… The entire admissions and advising staff was so helpful in getting me started and encouraging me that I could make this change.

Jenny McClamroch

Jenny McClamroch

MAC ’22

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