There is a strong preference that the Intermediate Financial Accounting sequence be taken at UNC Charlotte.
Intermediate Financial Accounting are restricted to admitted students only without permission from the Program Director, Jack Cathey.
The course of study consists of 30 semester hours (10 classes). Students typically could complete the program in 12 months by taking four classes in both the Fall and Spring semesters and two classes in the Summer.
We encourage all potential students to visit the university and to talk with our advisors, students, and faculty to learn more about the program. There are times, depending on a candidate's credentials, when an interview is required.
A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available each year for full-time MACC students; contact the MACC Director, Dr. Jack Cathey, for information.
In addition, there may also be scholarship opportunities for many qualifying students.
Finally, additional information on financial aid and student loans is available on the UNC Charlotte Student Financial Aid website, Financial Aid.
Yes. The Belk College of Business is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.
In addition, the Department of Accounting also has Accounting Accreditation from the AACSB.
We do not use a formula in admitting students; therefore there is no required minimum score. We holistically review files and consider all the application information, including undergraduate grades, undergraduate institution, relevant work experience, recommendations and the applicant’s statement of purpose.
The average score of students admitted to the program is generally around 600 for the GMAT and 158 for each section of the GRE.
Students in the Professional Accounting and Financial Accounting/Auditing Tracks should be well on their way towards preparing for the CPA exam when they complete their degree. In most cases, students will have completed the 150 hour requirement.
Students pursuing the Tax Track will need to take a number of elective classes in accounting to prepare for the CPA exam.
For additional information about the requirements for becoming a North Carolina CPA, follow this link: CPA Board.
For additional information about the requirements for becoming a CPA in another state, follow this link: Nasba.
Recent developments in accounting have created additional opportunities for people entering the field. The Department of Accounting considers assisting students in locating part- and full-time employment to be an important service. This focus, combined with opportunities for on-campus recruiting, has allowed many successful job placements.