UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Full-Time MBA Program

Top MBA program. Unmatched R.O.I.

World-class leadership development

World-class leadership development

Gain leadership skills in a collaborative environment through C-suite executive coach feedback and a plan customized to meet your next challenge.

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Real-life learning for real impact

Real-life learning for real impact

Get the ROI you need with our portfolio of real-life learning opportunities and array of experiential activities beyond the classroom.

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Collaborative culture for a competitive edge

Collaborative culture for a competitive edge

Join a community with a supportive culture that challenges you to drive toward your next challenge.

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Dedicated team to launch your career

Dedicated team to launch your career

Our expert career staff will create a personalized plan and provide you with the skills and recruiter connections you need to achieve meaningful success.

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Customized courses from renowned faculty

Customized courses from renowned faculty

Get access to a leading edge, flexible curriculum matched only by the strength, commitment and accessibility of our distinguished faculty.

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Unrivaled network with real connections

Unrivaled network with real connections

Join a community and network of UNC alumni who are uniquely supportive of each individual and their career.

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World-class leadership development

World-class leadership development

Our comprehensive leadership program nurtures and enhances the potential of each of our MBA students. Ranked No. 7 in the world by Bloomberg Businessweek, UNC Kenan-Flagler prepares its graduates to rise to their next challenge—with increased self-awareness and substantial experience in conflict management, delegation, change leadership and empowerment.

We know what goes into making your next big step a success. Experience real-life learning through business simulations, benefit from two years of on-campus individualized feedback from faculty and executive coaches, and choose from extensive range of activities aligned to your interests and career goals. You may also choose to pursue the optional quarter-long leadership immersion course, designed to test your leadership capability in real-life business scenarios. UNC Kenan-Flagler is the only business school to offer this one-of-a-kind capstone immersion devoted solely to leadership development.
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Real-life learning for real impact

Real-life learning for real impact

At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we believe that the best business education includes knowledge gained from practical, action-based learning experiences with real consequences. Our dynamic hands-on simulations, business projects and capstone courses provide numerous on-campus opportunities to learn by doing. Our career treks, case competitions, and portfolio of six student-managed funds valued at $13,000,000 give you access to and practice in making real-world business decisions. In addition, you can explore a range of leadership opportunities in more than 40 MBA student clubs.

Practical global experience sets our students apart. Our Global Education Initiative is a groundbreaking, student-centered and fully integrated framework that puts key global competencies at the center of your education, giving you a competitive professional advantage — not just at the hiring stage, but at every stage of your career. You have the choice of short-term and semester-long global engagement opportunities with our partner schools, and well as working language and global business consulting projects run on the UNC Kenan-Flagler campus.
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Collaborative culture for a competitive edge

Collaborative culture for a competitive edge

The UNC Kenan-Flagler culture is singular in the world of graduate business education. Since 1919, we’ve cultivated an unparalleled learning environment, characterized by rigorous academics and a deep sense of camaraderie. UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA students are a diverse group of highly competitive people who thrive in a collegial atmosphere that emphasizes teamwork, risk-taking and innovation in the drive for results. Our students come here because they’re ready to take their careers to the next level—to change their lives. The energy behind that drive is an asset we leverage to the benefit of each and every student. Why do we care so deeply about our learning culture? Because it works. We are consistently ranked among the world’s best MBA programs.

At UNC Kenan-Flagler, teamwork is one of our core values and a key component of the MBA program. During Orientation you will be assigned to a study team that you will work closely with throughout the core curriculum. You will be taught the principles of team effectiveness and team problem solving, as well as methods to give, receive and process feedback for maximum learning.

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Dedicated team to launch your career

Dedicated team to launch your career

UNC Kenan-Flagler has an outstanding reputation among top recruiters worldwide, built from both the strength of our alumni network and the valuable work of our MBA Career Management Center (CMC). Whether you’re changing careers or ready to move to the next level in your current field, the CMC will help you determine a plan of action and provide exceptional programs to train, support and guide you on the right path.

Ranked No. 11 for ROI among full-time MBA programs across the nation (Forbes), our most recent class achieved an average base starting salary of more than $108,000 and an average signing bonus of $24,600. UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni include 344 CEOs and 1,071 C-level Fortune 500 executives. Our CMC team’s blue chip core recruiters include American Express, Deloitte Consulting, Eli Lilly, Goldman Sachs, P&G and McKinsey & Company. You’re ready to join these ranks. We’re ready to help you.

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Customized courses from renowned faculty

Customized courses from renowned faculty

At UNC Kenan-Flagler you will be guided by accessible, global faculty with a wealth of academic and marketplace expertise who are committed to your learning and career objectives. The flexibility of our curriculum allows you to customize your program to address current challenges in your workplace and to meet your career objectives. Our collegial, team-based learning culture mirrors real-world working environments.

Our well-structured career and enrichment concentrations enhance your ability to focus on a particular career direction. The concentrations closely mirror the hiring needs of employers and will equip you with knowledge and skills to propel you into your goal job upon graduation. You can also pursue a dual degree that combines your business education with studies in one of UNC’s highly-rated graduate and professional schools in areas including public health, public policy, law, medicine and the environment.
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Unrivaled network with real connections

Unrivaled network with real connections

The unique culture at UNC Kenan-Flagler extends beyond your time on campus. You will make strong connections here that will reach throughout the entire UNC Chapel Hill community. We know that our network is one of the most unique and valuable aspects of a UNC education, so we seek MBA candidates whose leadership and organizational abilities, communication skills, motivation and analytical skills indicate strong potential for success in business and as a member of our close-knit community. With over 34,000 alumni in 81 countries around the world, The Economist ranked our alumni network No. 8 based on the extent to which our students benefit from the size, global reach and helpfulness of our alumni network.

Beyond the connections you'll make on campus, you'll find that dynamic, ambitious business people abound in beautiful, safe and friendly Chapel Hill, a perennial list-maker for best places to live in the U.S. Nearby Research Triangle Park and a supportive and thriving startup environment contribute to the energetic, metropolitan culture of the area, and provide ample opportunities for networking and learning.

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UNC Kenan-Flagler: Your journey begins here

Chapel Hill and its surrounding areas offer something for everyone to enjoy during their time at UNC Kenan-Flagler. With its natural beauty and abundance of family-friendly activities, Carolina is the perfect place to live, work and play.

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What People Are Saying

“If you asked the Class of 2018 why they enrolled at Kenan-Flagler, you would hear a consistent answer: They’re crazy for Carolina. In fact, several cited the 'Carolina culture,' marked by its welcoming atmosphere, humility, and ambitious-yet-not-aggressive spirit, as the tipping point in coming to Chapel Hill.”

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