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Paul Friga

Paul Friga

Clinical Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship


CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490


Paul Friga researches strategic problem solving and project management in consulting, personalized knowledge transfer, intuition and entrepreneurship.

He teaches courses in management consulting and strategy.

He is  the former director of Student Teams Achieving Results (STAR) and now serves in corporate program development for STAR.

Dr. Friga is the author “The McKinsey Mind” (McGraw-Hill, 2001) and “The McKinsey Engagement” (McGraw-Hill, 2008), and his work has been published in top journals.

He previously worked as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and McKinsey & Company.

He has consulted for Fortune 100, mid-size and entrepreneurial companies, universities and not-for-profit organizations. Clients have included ABG Consulting, Bloomington Economic Development Corporation, Boeing, Boston Scientific, J.D. Power & Associates, Kimball Office Furniture, Microsoft, PwC, Scientific Atlanta (now part of Cisco), Technomic Consulting, the Greater Indianapolis Hospitality & Lodging Association, U.S. Navy and Walker Information.

Dr. Friga previously served on the Indiana University faculty where he received the Trustee Teaching Award and the Kelley School of Business Innovative Teaching Award.

He received the PhD teaching award when he was a doctoral student at UNC Kenan-Flagler. In 2008, the Strategic Management Society appointed him to its task force on teaching strategy.

He received his PhD and MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler. He graduated from Saint Francis University magna cum laude with a double degree in management and accounting. He has earned CPA and CMA designations.

Areas of Expertise

Management consulting Strategy