UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

UNC Leads the Way in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Ranked #9 in Entrepreneurship by U.S. News and World Report 2015


UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is committed to developing transformative entrepreneurial leaders as founders, funders and growth executives. The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES), founded in 1997 through the generosity of Frank Hawkins Kenan, offers a comprehensive array of curricular and co-curricular programs under the rubric Learn-Launch-Lead (L3)™ to develop skills and direct experience not found at other business schools. Our broad-spectrum entrepreneurship curriculum fosters our collaborative, hands-on and results-driven learning environment to build an entrepreneurial mindset. And, our commitment extends beyond graduation to support career transitions through our global network of alumni mentors and coaches.


Establishes a strong foundation through our curriculum to forge a successful and high impact transition to entrepreneurship as a:

  • Founder: An entrepreneur who initiates a new enterprise
  • Funder: A leader in capital formation, venture capital and private equity investing
  • Growth Executive: A senior leader in a high-growth venture or a corporate intrapreneur


Provides direct experience through:


Defines our commitment to the growth entrepreneur through:

  • Entrepreneurs Lab (ELab): A marketplace for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists
  • Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC): An annual global, venture funding competition
  • Adams Apprenticeship: A year-long coaching process with UNC’s leading entrepreneurial alumni and friends


 Check out our UNC MBA Entrepreneurship: At a Glance

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