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Apply to the Charlotte Executive MBA.

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Charlotte Executive MBA is designed for experienced Charlotte-area professionals who are looking to gain the strategic perspective and accelerate their career through a rigorous and collaborative MBA experience. We seek sharp-minded, driven individuals from a diversity of backgrounds and industries who will offer substantial contributions to the classroom, adding depth to class discussions by sharing work challenges and solutions, and contributing viewpoints based on real-world experience. Enthusiastic support of your cohort peers is critical to success in the program. We welcome a new cohort in September each year.

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  • Two years of professional work experience required, with five years preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
  • Demonstrated career progression and proven leadership ability: experience managing people is preferred, but team leadership and management of projects, budgets or products also count
  • General understanding of accounting, statistics, finance, and economics
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (we use the essay section of the application and the interview to evaluate this)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, including financial and statistical functions

Please note: International students in the Executive MBA program are not eligible for U.S. student visas. However, students in our Full-Time MBA program are eligible for visa sponsorship.

Required application materials

  • Resume (Resume tips)
  • Two (2) short essay questions (Essay tips)
  • Two (2) recommendation forms (Recommendation tips)
  • GMAT or GRE test score, or approved waiver request if you have less than 5 years of work experience (Applicants with more than 5 years of work experience are automatically exempt from providing a test score and do not need to complete a waiver)
  • Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work
  • In-person interview (by invitation)
  • Non-refundable application fee of $150

Application checklist

We’ve developed this application roadmap and checklist (PDF) to provide you with a clear path to success. Use this resource to access recommendations, tips and best practices for completing your application and making sure you stand out.

application roadmap/checklist

Charlotte Executive MBA application deadlines

  • December 4, 2023
  • February 5, 2024
  • April 17, 2024
  • June 24, 2024

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Standardized test scores

MBA admissions interview

Upon submission of the application, you may receive an invitation to interview with an MBA Admissions Director. An interview is required to secure admission to the program. Consult this guide to help you prepare for the interview.

Admissions decisions

We will notify you of your admissions decision by email, usually within 2 weeks of your interview. Upon admission, a $1,500 deposit will hold your place in the class. This deposit will be applied to your first tuition payment.

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