UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


Rankings roundup: 2016 edition


UNC Kenan-FlaglerRankings measure programs’ reputations in the competitive business school world, and UNC Kenan-Flagler programs consistently rate among the best in the world.

Rankings of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s programs in 2016 include:

  • Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the Undergraduate Business Program No. 7, U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 9 overall and No. 5 for public programs, and Poets & Quants ranked in No. 16.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked the full-time MBA Program No. 16, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked it No. 24 in the U.S., The Economist ranked it No. 22 in the world, and the Financial Times ranked it No. 18 in the U.S. and No. 41 in the world.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Executive MBA Programs No. 10 and the Financial Times ranked OneMBA No. 29 in the world.
  • The Financial Times ranked UNC Executive Development No. 13 in the world and No. 3 in the U.S. for custom executive programs.
  • Princeton Review ranked MBA@UNC No. 1 and U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 3.
  • The Economist ranked our alumni network No. 10 based on the extent to which our students benefit from the size, global reach and helpfulness of our alumni network.
  • Our faculty’s research is ranked No. 10 in the UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings™ and No. 6 by the Financial Times.

Rankings have proliferated since Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report started their rankings in the late 1980s. Every ranking uses different methodology and some have changed over time. Many measure data about admissions selectivity, graduates’ career success and faculty research.

Members of the UNC Kenan-Flagler community play an important role in every major ranking:

  • Students are surveyed by Bloomberg BusinessweekThe Economist and Princeton Review.
  • Alumni are surveyed by The EconomistBloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times and Forbes.
  • Corporate recruiters are surveyed by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report.
  • Deans and program directors are surveyed by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Executive Development clients are surveyed by the Financial Times.