UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


Working professionals graduate from EMBA Programs


UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School graduated 105 working professionals from its Evening and Weekend Executive MBA Programs on Oct. 29.

The top-ranked Executive MBA Programs provide a world-class curriculum and emphasize career and leadership development.

“Congratulations to our graduates, who have lived our core values of excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork,” said Sridhar Balasubramanian, senior associate dean of MBA programs and Professor of Marketing. “They have excelled in the classroom and evolved as leaders. They diligently worked with their teams to get the job done while balancing their responsibilities on the professional and family fronts. In the years to come, they will have a significant, positive impact on the organizations they lead and in the communities in which they live.”

Students in the program entered with an average of more than 12 years of significant work experience, and they travelled from across the U.S. to attend classes in Chapel Hill. Their employers vary from large multinationals, such as Credit Suisse, Cisco and JP Morgan Chase, to local employers, including Cree, Inc. and Railinc.

Niren Chaudhary, president of KFC, Yum! Brands, Inc., gave the keynote address. Class speakers were Benjamin Ebong, product manager at Intuitive Surgical, and Matt Straatmann, sales representative for Stryker Spine.

Graduates presented teaching excellence awards to Tarun Kushwaha, associate professor of marketing, and Ted Zoller, T.W. Lewis Clinical Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

For information about Evening and Weekend Executive MBA Programs at UNC Kenan-Flagler, visit www.emba.unc.edu.