UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Academic Areas & Centers


Our Accounting Area has a national and international reputation as one of world’s leading academic centers of innovative accounting thought and research and is widely recognized as a leading center of research on tax issues, international accounting, accounting standard setting, and the role of information in capital markets, private debt contracting and banking.


Faculty members in the Finance Area conduct research in corporate finance, asset pricing, macro-finance, real estate and neuroeconomics. Our mission is to conduct high-impact and high-quality work that advances our understanding of the economic decisions made by investors, firms and policy-makers.


The Marketing Area conducts managerially relevant research using rigorous empirical and analytical techniques, creates synergy between their research and teaching, and makes an impact on the business community and society by actively disseminating their insights.

CommunicationManagement and Corporate Communication

Our Management and Corporate Communication faculty and students engage in an in-depth study of business communication-related processes and practices, both oral and written, among individuals, in small groups, within organizations, and to the public.


The Operations Area studies a complex range of business activities associated with coordination of resources and effective delivery of value-added products and services to global customers.

organizational behaviorOrganizational Behavior

The Organizational Behavior Area consists of scholars who study individuals and groups in organizations and includes teaching that addresses issues in leader- ship (including ethical leadership), decision-making, performance management, negotiations, power and influence, innovation and creativity, teamwork, organizational change, and human capital.

strategyStrategy and Entrepreneurship

The Strategy and Entrepreneurship area covers four broad areas of teaching and research. Strategic management is the bedrock of our teaching and research and provides a platform for the other three focus areas — entrepreneurship and innovation, sustainable enterprise, and information technologies.