UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Solve a Business Challenge

STAR: Student Teams Achieving Results

STAR (Student Teams Achieving Results) sends teams of 5-7 top MBA and Undergraduate Business students to build comprehensive and actionable strategies for corporations and not-for-profits in the US and around the world that seek to strengthen their competitiveness. Students participating in STAR receive academic credit for their four-month engagement and are guided by both a faculty advisor and an executive from the client organization.

Domestic STAR

Domestic STAR teams begin their projects by developing a scope of work with the client and signing a confidentiality agreement. Projects take place during either the fall or spring semesters and follow the TEAM FOCUS methodology. Over the life of the project, teams typically analyze the market, assess the competitive situation, develop a strategy and define an action plan that includes financials, risk assessment and a detailed implementation plan.

Global Business Projects

Global Business Projects (GBP) places teams of MBA students from 14 leading business schools at client companies to provide actionable strategic advice and solve business problems that improve competitiveness in one of four target countries: Brazil (Portuguese), China (Mandarin), India (Hindi), and Thailand (Thai). Client business challenges may include supply chain issues, marketing research, market entry, and new product introductions. Student teams work from March through May; projects culminate with two weeks working in-country and include a formal presentation and written report of recommendations to clients. All teams include at least one student fluent in the target country’s language, and each student is required to gain some proficiency in the country’s language during the project.

Executive Development

For over fifty years, UNC Executive Development has partnered with organizations to deliver non-degree executive education programs designed to address specific business challenges.  We partner with you to understand your organization’s needs and develop a highly customized program that is aligned to your business objectives.

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