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Charlotte Executive MBA

Earn a UNC Kenan-Flagler Executive MBA in Charlotte.

Working professionals can now pursue our top-ranked Executive MBA program right in Charlotte. If you live in or near the Charlotte, North Carolina area, this is the perfect opportunity to earn your MBA, expanding your leadership skills and accelerating your career while continuing to work full-time. You will benefit from the world-renowned faculty, cohort experience and customizable curriculum that define UNC Kenan-Flagler’s top-ranked MBA – and join a global network of over 44,000 engaged, passionate and driven Business School alumni.

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Propel your career forward.

Develop your leadership skills, create deep connections in the Charlotte business community, and accelerate your career. With world-class faculty, a dynamic and flexible curriculum, and dedication to student outcomes, an MBA from top-ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler will deliver immediate recognition and credibility—and a transformative professional development experience—to take your career anywhere you want to go.

Create impactful relationships.

We know that leaders grow with exposure to diverse perspectives and the support of others. Through dynamic, in-person, team-based learning, you’ll connect and collaborate with a group of driven, experienced peers. Your cohort will include accomplished professionals connected to all of the major industries and companies in the Charlotte region and throughout North Carolina. As you move through the program together, you’ll gain new perspectives, challenge each other to think differently, and problem solve as a team. Those relationships will then become the bonds that you tap into when you need a sounding board, expert opinion, business advice or connection to new opportunities for the rest of your career.

Flexibility for working professionals.

Weekly class meetings, plus three Friday afternoon classes with executive lunches each term, ensure that you stay focused while providing enough flexibility to meet your professional and personal responsibilities. You’ll tackle real-world leadership challenges through collaborative, discussion-based classes, gaining knowledge that you’ll put to work immediately in your own career. Engaging with accomplished peers who are also balancing coursework, work and life responsibilities will keep you accountable for your own productivity. The world-class faculty, dynamic curriculum and in-person collaboration will keep you motivated and advancing toward your goals.

Class profile (class of 2025)


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Average years of work experience


Companies represented




Advanced degree holders

Industries represented

29% – Financial Services
12% – Technology
9% – Consulting
8% – Manufacturing
6% – Energy
6% – Healthcare
3% – Media/Entertainment
3% – Military
3% – Real Estate

Student experience

The Executive MBA cohort model ensures you'll build strong, valuable relationships across the Charlotte-area business community. During Impact Weekends, where you’ll come together to learn with fellow Executive MBA students across UNC Kenan-Flagler, you’ll add further breadth to your network and depth to your learning experience.

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Core courses, electives, executive speakers, and career and leadership programming are carefully designed to deliver critical business and leadership skills. Through the Executive MBA program’s deep elective offerings and optional academic concentrations you’ll have the flexibility to customize your learning experience.

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