UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


Admission to the Kenan-Flagler Business School is competitive. In keeping with the history of UNC as the nation’s first public University, we pride ourselves on attracting a strong, diverse student body that is both academic and community minded. 

Applicants are encouraged to seek pre-business advising from the General College Division of Social Science Advisors. An applicant who takes advantage of pre-business advising and recruitment events proves most successful in the application process. 


Grade Point Average

  • Minimum 2.0 to apply
  • Current average for admitted students is 3.5

General Education Requirements

  • You must satisfy University requirements
  • We accept applications from students in good standing after your first year

Admission Criteria

  • UNC-Chapel Hill academic performance (you must spend at least one semester in the College of Arts and Sciences before you may begin the business program)
  • Business prerequisite courses
  • Leadership potential
  • Effective communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Extracurricular activities and work experience (defining impact)
  • Community service
  • Transfer school quality and academic performance
  • Strength of character

Undergraduate Business Code of Conduct

  • Applicants must understand and adopt the Undergraduate Business Student Code of Conduct


Prerequisite Courses
In addition to the major and minor qualifications, students are required to complete business prerequisites prior to entering the business program.

Major Prerequisite Courses Minor Prerequisite Courses

ENGL 105 or ENGL 105i

ENGL 105 or ENGL 105i

Calculus-based math at UNC*:

MATH 152 or 231 or 232 or STOR 112 or 113

*Exempt if credit for both MATH 231 and 232

Calculus-based math at UNC*:

MATH 152 or 231 or 232 or STOR 112 or 113

*Exempt if credit for both MATH 231 and 232

ECON 101 Introduction to Economics

ECON 101 Introduction to Economics

ECON 410 Microeconomics


STOR 155 Introduction to Statistics

STOR 155 Introduction to Statistics

BUSI 101 Management Accounting

BUSI 101 Management Accounting

Although prerequisite courses do not need to be complete at the time of application, preference is given to applicants with the fewest remaining prerequisites.


Class Profiles for Admitted Students

Majors Minors

# Admitted



# Denied



Average GPA



Average SAT



Gender of Admitted

41% Female
59% Male

44% Female
56% Male

Ethnicity of Admitted

57% Caucasian

19% U.S. Ethnic Minority

68% Caucasian

23% U.S. Ethnic Minority


63% North Carolina
37% Other U.S.

10% International

68% North Carolina
32% Other U.S.

8% International

*The business school is not required to adhere to the same residency guidelines as UNC Undergraduate Admissions. The admissions committee does not take an applicant’s residency into consideration.

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