UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Consulting Emphasis

9 Credit Hours

The objective of the consulting emphasis is to help prepare students for a successful career in the management consulting industry with special focus on rapid career advancement during the critical first four years within a consulting firm.  The program is designed to develop students’ team problem solving capabilities.  Even if a student does not pursue a placement in consulting, participation in this emphasis will provide training in rapid analysis, problem solving, teamwork and presentations that will positively affect any career in business.  The consulting emphasis mixes classroom learning of key structured frameworks for team and functional problem solving with practical training in actual consulting projects and client teams.  The students in the consulting program are highly sought after for other class team projects and case competitions.

REQUIRED:  BUSI 554 Consulting Skills and Framework (3.0 credits)

REQUIRED: Applied Learning Experience (3.0 credits)

  • STAR (Student Teams Achieving Results - 4.5 credits)
  • GBP (Global Business Projects - 4.5 credits)
  • Summer Internship (domestic or international) and completion of the business internship credit course for 3.0 credit hours
  • Undergraduate Business Symposium Core Committee
  • BUSI 505: Consulting to Entrepreneurial Firms
  • Other 3 credit courses with practical, hands-on experience subject to undergraduate business program approval

REQUIRED:  Elective Course from Area of Interest (3.0 credits)


  • BUSI 582: Mergers & Acquisitions (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 618: Global Financial Markets (1.5 credits)
  • MBA 786A: Quantitative Methods for Investments (1.5 credits) (application & permission)*


  • BUSI 562: Consumer Behavior (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 563: Retailing & Distribution Channels (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 564: New Product Development (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 566: Marketing Strategy (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 568: Marketing Analysis & Decision Making (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 617: Global Marketing (3.0 credits)


  • BUSI 532: Service Operations (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 533: Supply Chain Management (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 534: Business Modeling with Excel (3.0 credits)

Organizational Behavior

  • BUSI 550: Organizational Design (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 551 Human Capital (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 555: Groups & Teams in Organizations (1.5 credits)

Strategy & Entrepreneurship

  • BUSI 506: New Ventures Analysis (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 525: Communication for Leading and Managing (3.0 credits)


  • BUSI 507: Sustainable Business & Social Responsibility (3.0 credits)
  • BUSI 513: Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies (1.5 credits)
  • BUSI 515: Entrepreneurship Microfinance (1.5 credits)

For students seeking to substitute study abroad or any credit earned outside of the business school, a petition to substitute an emphasis requirement must be submitted via the online request form available on the intranet. If approved, a maximum of one course (or three credit hours) may apply to an emphasis.

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