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MBA Events

UNC Kenan-Flagler Full-time MBA Clubs

The MBA Program and the MBA Student Association work jointly on our social calendar in a way that supports student quality of life and creates a deep sense of loyalty to the school among graduates. The following represent only a sampling of our planned social events throughout the year.

Social Events

A hallmark of our program, these themed evening socials are held on the courtyard outside the business school or at local establishments within the community. Current students and their families, faculty, and staff attend these active socials jointly planned by the MBA Program office and the MBA student body:

  • Welcome Back Social & Activities Fair
  • MBA Gala
  • MBA Karaoke
  • MBA Follies
  • Faculty Appreciation Social

Cultural Events

Featured MBA Program Cultural Events:

  • International Food Fest
  • Culture Buddies Mixer
  • Global Night
  • Harambee Fashion Show

MBA Family Socials

The UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Partners Association, known as Kenan Connection, is highly regarded and is a model among business schools. The Partners Association is made up of the spouses and significant others of MBA students and is designed to help them become a part of the community. The MBA Families Club also partners with the MBA Program Office and Kenan Connection to plan family-friendly social events for the entire MBA community. Events include:

  • Pool Party during ASW
  • Durham Bulls Game during ASW
  • Pumpkin Patch and Farm Visit
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Holiday Party
  • Easter Social with Families Club
  • Movie Nights on Campus

Legacy Cup Events

Each MBA class is divided into eight legacy sections consisting of roughly 37 students each. Throughout the year, our first- and second-year Legacy sections combine and compete against other sections in a year-long effort to win the coveted Legacy Cup. Events include:

  • Kickball Tournament
  • Scavenger Hunt from UNC Kenan-Flagler to Franklin Street
  • Bowling/Laser Tag
  • Fall and Spring Community Service Days
  • Legacy Olympics

Dean’s Speaker Series & Weatherspoon Lectures

The Dean’s Speaker Series and Weatherspoon Lectures bring prominent speakers to campus on a regular basis. The UNC Kenan-Flagler community has had the privilege of hearing from influential leaders such as:

  • Mark Tercek, president and CEO, The Nature Conservancy
  • David Ignatius, associate editor and columnist, The Washington Post
  • Charles M. (Chuck) Swoboda, president, chairman and CEO, Cree, Inc.
  • Jeb Bush, former Florida Governor
  • Carol Folt, Chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Jason Kilar, founder, Hulu
  • Sallie Krawcheck, chairman, Ellevate Network
  • Bob McDonald, former CEO, Procter & Gamble
  • Peter Grauer, chairman, Bloomberg LP
  • Alan Murray, editor, Fortune 
  • Olympia Snowe, U.S. Senator (R-ME, ret.)

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