UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


Fortune and UNC partner to offer executive programs online


Fortune | UNCFortune and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School are partnering to create new online programs for business leaders.

UNC Executive Development is developing programs for both emerging and mid-level business leaders.  UNC Kenan-Flagler professors will teach programs, which will incorporate Fortune’s video content, including interviews with Fortune 500 executives.

“Fortune creates powerful content and experiences for its audiences across all platforms, and this is a unique opportunity to engage with business leaders in a new way,” said Alan Murray (BA ’77), chief content officer of Time Inc. and president of Fortune. “UNC Kenan-Flagler disrupted the business education market with the launch of its online MBA program, and we look forward to working together to expand their innovative approach to learning to reach businesspeople wherever they are working.”

“Collaborating with Time Inc.’s Fortune – which has a tradition of excellence in business content and connecting leaders to address important topics – is a natural fit for UNC Kenan-Flagler, said Douglas A. Shackelford, dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler and Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation. “Through our partnership, we will offer a valuable blend of expertise and access for busy executives who are eager to develop their business expertise and need the flexibility of online learning.”

“Leading With Purpose” – the first of five certificate programs – will be offered in October. The second certificate program will center on Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women” and will be offered in 2018.

Executives who successfully complete the programs – three courses from a menu of five – will receive a certificate. Each course will include synchronous and asynchronous work and run six-weeks, and be offered four times a year. UNC Kenan-Flagler is collaborating with UNC-TV, Public Media North Carolina, to produce the video content for the programs.

Learn more about “Leading With Purpose.”