UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Core Values in Action

The UNC Kenan-Flagler community lives by its core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork.


We, the members of the UNC Kenan-Flagler community, strive for the very highest standards in everything that we do. We challenge each other to produce important new knowledge at the leading edge of our disciplines, to create an intellectually rigorous learning environment and to show uncompromising dedication to those we serve.

  • Educators and Scholars
    Our faculty aren’t just top researchers or great teachers – they’re both. As researchers they are driven by a love of learning and the creation of new ideas. As educators, they are excited to bring their learning and new ideas to our students and executives.
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Alumni
    1,164 UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni are in C-level or VP positions in Fortune 500 companies around the world.


In the 18th century, the people of North Carolina founded UNC, the first state university in the nation. In the 20th century, UNC created one of the nation's first schools of business. In the 21st century, we will build on our heritage by providing innovative leadership in education and research and by inspiring and developing the leaders of the future.

  • Leadership Development 
    We offer the best, most comprehensive leadership program of any top business school.
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Faculty
    The thought leadership of UNC-Kenan Flagler professors is recognized in both academic and corporate circles and makes an impact on the practice of business. R.O.I. Magazine features UNC Kenan-Flagler expertsise.


We cultivate an environment of honesty, sincerity and trust in which we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. We believe integrity is the foundation of all moral character and is an essential trait for truly successful professional and personal lives.

  • Required Ethics Course 
    While other schools offer ethics courses as an elective, all UNC Kenan-Flagler MBAs take ethics during their first year as part of the required curriculum.
  • Graduate Honor Court
    The business school joins the graduate and professional programs of law, dentistry, pharmacy and medicine with its own student-run honor court.


From its earliest days, UNC Chapel Hill has honored and cherished its special responsibility to serve the people of North Carolina. We at UNC Kenan-Flagler extend this notion of responsibility to include service to the nation and the world through research, teaching and community leadership.

  • Business Cares
    The School’s signature philanthropy initiative that provides support for local nonprofit organizations. Business Cares harnesses the talents and resources of the UNC Kenan-Flagler community to make a greater impact on our local community and the organizations we strive to serve.
  • Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
    The Kenan Institute connects industry, academia and government through innovation and entrepreneurship.


We create at UNC Kenan-Flagler a unique atmosphere of collaboration, mutual support and genuine interest in each other's success. Our diverse mix of cultures, races and experiences provides a variety of perspectives and talents that, when united through teamwork, strengthens our ability to achieve our goals.

  •  UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Curriculum
    Designed to integrate and cross disciplines, our curriculum is based on teamwork and uses a number of pedagogical methods, including case study, lecture, simulations and integrative exercises.
  •  OneMBA Global Executive MBA Program
    UNC Kenan-Flagler and its partner schools have delivered global executive MBA education, with students learning in global virtual teams, since 2002.