UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Dual Degree Programs

UNC Kenan-Flagler Full-time MBA Dual Degrees & Certificate Programs

MBA students may pursue a dual degree that combines their business education with studies in six of UNC's highly regarded graduate schools as well as two programs at Duke University. The MBA Program will also consider other non-formal dual degree pursuits, provided both admissions offices approve of the dual degree.

All of the dual degree programs allow you to shave a year off of the time it would normally take to pursue the two degrees individually.

How to apply

You must apply and be admitted separately to each program.


  • First year: Complete the required courses in one program.  Defer admission in the other program.
  • Second year: Complete the required first year of the other program.
  • Joint year(s) of study: Complete graduation requirements for both programs through completion of elective credits/courses across programs.
  • All dual degree students, regardless of selected program(s), must pay MBA tuition and fees for at least three (3) full-time semesters.
  • Dual degree students will be charged MBA tuition and fees during the fall semester of their first year of joint year of study (following completion of the first year MBA core) regardless of the allocation of credit hours across the two degree programs.  Tuition and fees associated with the other program will apply during the spring semester.

Dual Degree Comparison

UNC-Chapel Hill Campus

Law School School of Global Public Health City and Regional Planning Information and Library Science Eshelman School of Pharmacy  School of Medicine 
Duration 4 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 5 years 5 years
Suggested Order of Years First year at  Law School. May begin in either program. May begin in either program. May begin in either program. First 2 years in pharmacy, year 3 in business, year 4 in both programs, year 5 in pharmacy. Either first 3 years or years 1, 2, & 4 in medicine; year 5 in both programs.
School Contact Thomas Hazen, Boshamer Professor of Law Paula Song, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of HPM Dr. Emil Malizia, Chair of Planning and Director of the Dual Degree Program Dr. Stephanie Haas,
Alumni Distinguished Professor
Stephen Eckel, Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Georgette Dent, Associate Dean
Duke University Campus

Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University
Duration 3 years
3 years total
Suggested Order of Years May begin in either program. May begin in either program.
School Contact Benjamin Spain, Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruiting
Jessica Pan, Director of Admissions

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