UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


Executives graduate from UNC’s global executive OneMBA® Program


The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School graduated its 10th class of OneMBA®, the global executive MBA program, on June 8, 2013.

The executives began their studies in 2011 in Washington, D.C. with students from UNC’s four partner schools:
• Tecnológico de Monterrey Graduate School of Business Administration and Leadership (EGADE) in Mexico
• Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) in the Netherlands
• CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
• Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP) in Brazil

During the 21-month program, they worked with their worldwide class on global virtual project teams, a significant component of OneMBA. They also networked with classmates from all five schools and learned from partner-school faculty and local business leaders during residencies in The Netherlands, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, India, Hong Kong and the United States.

This class averaged 13 years work experience at organizations such as Apple, Cisco, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, John Deere and the U.S. Department of State. They traveled from nine states, Washington, D.C. and Peru to study in the UNC OneMBA.

David Schmoock, Dell president of global end user computing sales, gave the keynote address. He shared his reflections on managing a global career, based on his extensive experience living and working around the globe for Dell, Lenovo and Xerox.

Graduate Shawn Hoyer, senior vice president and senior client manager at Bank of America, N.A., spoke on behalf of his class. “I view this period as an inflection point when a group of individuals – bankers, engineers, operations experts, government officials, pilots, technologists and sales professionals – became global citizens, our perspectives indelibly changed forever by this catalyst, OneMBA, which caused each one of us to learn the collective value we would bring to bear on the global community.”

Larry Chavis, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship, received the excellence in teaching award from graduate Mike MacIntyre, HSBC global head of intra group sales, wealth management, who presented it on behalf of his class.

For more information about OneMBA, visit www.emba.unc.edu/onemba.