Shaping leaders at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Our innovative hands-on approach to leadership development helps students develop leadership and teamwork skills and competencies valued by employers, positioning them to make an immediate impact on the business world.
Coaching: A competitive advantage
The Luther H. Hodges Leadership Center at UNC Kenan-Flagler takes executive coaching from the c-suite to b-school.
MBA grads discuss the impact of UNC Kenan-Flagler's focus on leadership development.
The Impact of Leadership
Professor Dave Hofmann on helping students impact the organizations and communities they serve through their leadership.
How We Shape Leaders
Through innovative practical and experiential preparation equal to the caliber of corporate leadership programs.
We believe that people learn how to lead by participating, practicing and evaluating. Repeatedly.
That’s why we’ve developed a unique framework to help our students develop the leadership skills that are critical for business success. Benefits of our comprehensive Leadership Program include:
We believe that effective, accessible leadership skills must be built through practical experiences – and our dynamic hands-on leadership activities give you numerous opportunities to learn to lead by doing.
From our renowned STAR (Student Teams Achieving Results) program to our numerous supervised leadership simulations and other activities that build skills in managing, communicating and dealing with change, you’ll learn from practicing, receiving feedback and applying these new concepts to your overall business skills.
To help you build a leadership education that fits your learning style and objectives, we work with you to develop a customized leadership plan. With our guidance, you’ll choose from specific courses and activities that best meet your career and learning goals.
For selected students, we offer an exclusive Leadership Immersion course that deepens your leadership skills through intensive competition, challenges, company visits and individualized coaching.
At UNC, you aren’t just lectured on leadership principles – you are quite literally coached into becoming a leader – through constant practice, feedback and application of learned concepts under the direct supervision of experienced business executives. In addition, you’ll receive communication advice and specialty coaching in specific leadership areas such as managing conflict, delegating, global awareness or gaining influence.
This hands-on, intensive approach – so rarely done in other MBA programs – provides the kind of honest, critical and individualized support that helps turn students into leaders.