UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


UNC Kenan-Flagler's MBA degree program features highly coordinated, flexible classes with a global perspective that prepare you to achieve a new level of professional and leadership success in just two years. Students benefit from small class sizes, a core curriculum that is complemented by optional career concentrations, allowing students to craft an individualized educational experience, and the experience of their peers through their diverse study groups.

We place heavy emphasis on the case-study method and small group activities in our MBA classes. Students receive an H (High Pass – Clear Excellence), P (Pass – Entirely Satisfactory Graduate Work), L (Low Pass – Inadequate/Unsatisfactory Graduate Work), or F (Fail). MBA students at UNC Kenan-Flagler do not receive rankings or grade point averages (GPA) on a numerical scale. The MBA degree program requires 63.0 credit hours.

MBA Degree Program - Year One

Our year one curriculum provides students the foundations to pursue their educational and career goals. The year one or core curriculum consists of 15 required courses and 3 additional Core Requirements. The first semester is front-loaded to provide the core business skills to become broadly literate in business. Later in the first year, students can choose from an array of more than 125 elective courses tailored to intended careers or summer internships.

Fall Classes Spring Classes
Module I Module II Module III Module IV
  Ethics and Governance* Ethics and Governance*
Leading and Managing
 Business Strategy Management Communication: Presentation Skills Management Communication: Presentation Skills
Financial Accounting Finance Managerial Accounting Elective
Financial Tools Operations Elective Elective
Marketing Concepts and Tools Data Analytics and Decision Making Elective Elective
Business Statistics Global Economics  Elective Elective
Microeconomics Core Case Competition  
Shaping Leaders for Career Success A Shaping Leaders for Career Success B Shaping Leaders for Career Success C

Details of Year One:

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    What is a Module?

    A Module (or Mod) is the equivalent of half a semester or 7 weeks of instruction. A Module course is usually 1.5 credit hours (core courses range from 1.5 - 2.5 credits). The MBA Program's academic year has two semesters or 4 Modules.

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