UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


Research ranked in top 10 in two global rankings


UNC Kenan-Flagler ranked in the top 10 in two global rankings of research productivity.

In the UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings™, UNC Kenan-Flagler jumped five spots to:

  • No. 9 in North America
  • No. 10 globally

The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) Naveen Jindal School of Management compiles the rankings from a database of faculty research published in 24 leading journals and compiles separate North American and worldwide rankings. The index scoring system measures single and multiple authors and their university affiliations. The 2016 rankings are based on articles published between 2011 and 2015.

UNC Kenan-Flagler also received a No. 6 ranking globally for research from the Financial Times in 2016. The three-spot jump is calculated according to the number of articles published by current full-time faculty members in 45 selected academic and practitioner journals between January 2013 and October 2015. The “FT45” rank combines the absolute number of publications with the number weighted relative to the faculty’s size.

“Research into important problems is valuable for the insights that it gives us – into better understanding of problems, and, in many cases, better solutions to those problems," says Jennifer Conrad, senior associate dean for academic affairs and the Dalton L. McMichael Sr. Distinguished Professor of finance at UNC Kenan-Flagler. “Research also provides great value in the classroom – faculty members who have spent time, energy and effort in researching their field pass on those insights to our students. We have worked hard to attract and retain faculty who are gifted researchers and excellent instructors – and we welcome the external recognition of that effort.”


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