UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

About UNC Executive Development

For over 60 years, UNC Executive Development has partnered with organizations to create customized executive development programs to answer their business challenges. As a part of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC Executive Development brings the School's experience, reputation and noted faculty to these challenging and impactful programs. Download this brochure for a brief summary of UNC Executive Development's custom and open-enrollment executive education capabilities. 

UNC is the No. 1 public university offering customized executive education in the United States, according to the latest rankings from the Financial Times. In 2016, the Financial Times ranked UNC Executive Development No. 13 overall in the world and No. 3 in the United States among customized executive education providers. UNC Executive Development also ranked highly in many individual categories, notably No. 2  for facilities and No. 5 for aims achieved and program design in the world and No. 1 among U.S. providers for faculty.

UNC Executive Development ranked among the top 3 customized executive education providers in the U.S. in the latest Financial Times rankings on the following criteria:

  • Faculty (No. 1)
  • Value for money (No. 2)
  • Aims achieved (No. 2)
  • Program design (No. 2)
  • Facilities (No. 2)
  • New skills and learning (No. 3)
  • Teaching methods/materials (No. 3)

Our current Financial Times customized executive education rankings


In the Bloomberg Businessweek executive education rankings in 2013, UNC Executive Development programs were rated among the world's best for both custom and open enrollment programs:

  • UNC Executive Development ranked No. 13 globally and No. 6 in the U.S. for custom executive education programs.
  • UNC Executive Development ranked No. 14 globally and No. 8 in the U.S. for open-enrollment executive education programs.
Our current Bloomberg Businessweek executive education rankings

Annual Client Survey*

What do our client partners say about working with UNC Executive Development?

  • 100 percent report that UNC Executive Development had a positive impact on the effectiveness of their leaders to address key business imperatives.
  • 100 percent are highly likely to recommend us to others as a partner (for the fifth consecutive year).

And our clients also report the highest satisfaction with UNC on the following factors - partnership, results, value, faculty, and experience and reputation - which are also among the most important factors they considered when choosing a custom executive education provider. 

*All statistics taken from the 2015 Annual Client Survey. The UNC Executive Development Annual Client Survey is 100 percent independently administered by Client Opinions, Inc. of Chapel Hill, N.C. and represents actual results from current, previous and past client responses.

Visit UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s website for more information about the School and the University.