UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


MBA@UNC ranked No. 1 online MBA program


The Princeton Review has ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s MBA@UNC program the No. 1 online MBA program for a second consecutive year.

UNC Kenan-Flagler launched the pioneering MBA@UNC program with 19 students on July 4, 2011, and today the program has 765 enrolled students who are in 46 states and 15 countries. MBA@UNC students and graduates report achieving career success, with 76 percent of reporting students receiving a promotion while enrolled in the program and graduates reporting an average $33,000 increase in salary from the time of enrollment to the time of graduation.

“As we mark the fifth anniversary of MBA@UNC’s launch, we are proud to serve working professionals who seek both a rigorous curriculum from our top-ranked business school and the flexibility of online learning,” said Sridhar Balasubramanian, senior associate dean of MBA programs and professor of marketing at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

MBA@UNC combines collaborative online classes, self-paced coursework and interactive learning in small virtual classes with a maximum of 15 students per live session. To deliver MBA@UNC, UNC Kenan-Flagler collaborates with 2U Inc., which provides cloud-based software-as-a-service technology and technology-enabled services to support faculty and students.

The Princeton Review chose the schools for its list based on surveys of 90 institutions offering online MBA programs, about 3,800 students enrolled in the online MBA programs, and graduates of the programs. Criteria focused on five areas: academics, selectivity, faculty, technical platforms and career outcomes.