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About UNC Kenan-Flagler

A business school built from the core values up

We think differently.

And more importantly, we teach differently.

For the past century, we have offered an alternative to a traditional business education. We equip students with the real-world skills to succeed and the enduring values and courage to do what’s right.

In and out of the classroom, through the curriculum we design, the experiences we provide, the collaborative culture we promote, the faculty we hire, and even the way we conduct ourselves as an employer and a member of our community, we are guided by our core values of integrity, inclusion, innovation and impact.

Today, our graduates number more than 42,000. These high-achieving alumni live, work and flourish in all states and 86 countries. They are ambitious, principled leaders keenly focused on the bottom line as well as the greater good.

Our mission is to build and inspire leaders who make the world a better place. We challenge and prepare our students to be best in the world and the best for the world.

Our core values

Dean Doug Shackleford

“When I made the journey from rural North Carolina to UNC, I knew I was on the road to a better life. It was a springboard to a world I couldn’t imagine as a kid living on a farm. There is no greater privilege than guiding this great business school, where our community is dedicated to improving the lives of our students by providing an education as transformative as mine was.”

Doug Shackelford (BSBA ’80) Dean and Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation