UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Evening MBA Curriculum

Learning that inspires breakthrough thinking

World-class faculty developed the UNC Kenan-Flagler Executive MBA Evening program curriculum. With case-based methods, simulations, practical examples and a real-time feedback loop, the curriculum will ensure that you develop your business acumen deeply and quickly.

  • Analysis: You will gain experience using analytical models and tools that you will apply immediately on the job. You will learn to distill information from data, interpret results and make sound decisions from a senior management perspective.
  • Strategy: You will learn to develop strategies that look beyond next quarter, next year and even the next generation to build sustainable processes and organizations. Some courses focus on functional areas, such as marketing or operations, while others expand your perspective of the whole organization within a global context.
  • Leadership: You will enhance your leadership skills through a full-circle process of learning, practice, feedback and reflection. You will also sharpen your communication skills and create your Professional Development Plan (PDP) to shape your leadership skills — and your career.

Evening MBA course sequence

Strengthen your business foundation with core courses

Core courses will strengthen your business foundation with material that is relevant across functions and industries. These courses are designed for mid-to-senior level executives that need both strategic and tactical skills. The core courses have been specifically created to incorporate real-life situations—and even students' current business challenges—with theoretical examples. Finally, they will allow you to have an immediate impact on your job today, and your future career.

> Core course descriptions

Tailor your degree with electives

A wide array and selection of electives are available for the Evening MBA program, including global opportunities such as Global Entrepreneurship Lab. You may select at least 11 electives and can take more if you prefer. These electives are designed to allow you to gain greater depth in a specific area. In addition, electives are offered in multiple MBA program formats to provide even more opportunities to Evening MBA students.

> Electives course descriptions

Generate specific depth with concentrations

To further demonstrate your commitment to a particular field of study, you have the ability to concentrate in three different areas: Finance, Leadership, or Strategy (Entrepreneurship focus or Leadership focus). These concentrations showcase that you have gained a depth of knowledge in a certain area. The concentrations are noted on your transcript and may be included on your resume. Concentration courses account for six of the eleven electives. To earn a concentration, you will need to take Weekend MBA electives with an additional charge of $800 per course.

Cohort-based course structure

Unlike a part-time program, the Evening MBA uses a productive lock-step format, meaning you start and end the program with the same group of students. Taking your courses with the same classmates over a 24-month program ensures that you establish networks that live beyond the classroom and can lean in to your cohort for support when needed. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to form deep relationships with study teams in both your core courses and electives. With a cohort-based system, you’ll achieve both depth and breadth in a network that lasts throughout your career. This structure, and the opportunity to network across MBA formats at UNC Kenan-Flagler, creates a highly engaged alumni group with regular dedicated networking activities.

The most advanced leadership curriculum

Leadership courses are integrated into the core curriculum, and additional leadership courses, assessments, and development opportunities are available. The leadership curriculum is specifically designed for mid- and senior-level executives with high potential careers. The curriculum will help you refine, improve, and strengthen your personal leadership style. You’ll also have the option to earn the prestigious UNC Kenan-Flagler Leadership Initiative designation.

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