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MBA Events

UNC Kenan-Flagler Full-time MBA Clubs

The MBA Program and the MBA Student Association work jointly on our social calendar in a way that supports student quality of life and creates a deep sense of loyalty to the school among graduates. The following represent only a sampling of our planned social events throughout the year.

Social Events

A hallmark of our program, these themed evening socials are held on the courtyard outside the business school or at local establishments within the community. Current students and their families, faculty, and staff attend these active socials jointly planned by the MBA Program office and the MBA student body:

  • Welcome Back Social & Activities Fair
  • Casino Night
  • MBA Gala
  • Tailgate before Homecoming Football Game
  • Chili Cook-off
  • MBA Follies
  • Faculty Appreciation Social

Cultural Events

Featured MBA Program Cultural Events:

  • International Food Fest
  • Latin Night
  • Oktoberfest
  • Culture Buddies Mixer
  • Global Night
  • Harambee Fashion Show

MBA Family Socials

The UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Partners Association, known as Kenan Connection, is highly regarded and is a model among business schools. The Partners Association is made up of the spouses and significant others of MBA students and is designed to help them become a part of the community. The MBA Families Club also partners with the MBA Program Office and Kenan Connection to plan family-friendly social events for the entire MBA community. Events include:

  • Pool Party during ASW
  • Durham Bulls Game during ASW
  • Pumpkin Patch and Farm Visit
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Holiday Party
  • Easter Social with Families Club
  • Movie Nights on Campus

Legacy Cup Events

Each MBA class is divided into 8 legacy sections consisting of roughly 35 students each. Throughout the year, our first and second year Legacy sections combine and compete against other sections in a year-long effort to win the coveted Legacy Cup. Legacy Cup events include:

  • Kickball Tournament
  • Scavenger Hunt from UNC Kenan-Flagler to Franklin Street
  • Trivia Night
  • Bowling/Laser Tag
  • Fall and Spring Community Service Days
  • March Madness Social
  • Legacy Olympics

Dean’s Speaker Series & Weatherspoon Lectures

The Dean’s Speaker Series and Weatherspoon Lectures bring prominent speakers to campus on a regular basis. In previous years, the UNC Kenan-Flagler community has had the privilege of hearing from influential leaders such as:

  • Barry Salzberg, CEO, Deloitte
  • Steve Forbes, President and CEO of Forbes, Inc.
  • Tom Gardner and David Gardner, Co-Founders of The Motley Fool
  • Sallie Krawcheck, Former Chairman and CEO of Citi Global Wealth Management
  • William Weldon, CEO, Johnson & Johnson
  • Bob McDonald, CEO (Retired), Proctor & Gamble
  • Cokie Roberts, Reporter and News Analyst, ABC News and NPR
  • Jeb Bush, Former Florida Governor
Upcoming speakers include:
  • Charles M. (Chuck) Swoboda, President, Chairman and CEO, Cree, Inc.
  • David Ignatius, Associate Editor and Columnist, Washington Post

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