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Strengthen your business foundation with core courses.

Core courses will strengthen your business acumen with material that is relevant across functions and industries, exposing you to a broad set of business concepts and developing your strategic and tactical skills. Core courses are designed to both cover theory and incorporate real-life situations — including your on-the-job business challenges. The skills you learn through the core will have an immediate impact on your job today — and your future career.

Leadership courses are integrated into the core curriculum, and additional leadership courses, assessments, and development opportunities are woven throughout the program experience. The leadership curriculum is specifically designed for mid- and senior-level executives with high potential careers and is designed to help you refine, improve, and strengthen your personal leadership style.

Tailor your degree with electives.

A wide array and selection of electives are available for the Evening Executive MBA program, including global opportunities such as the Global Entrepreneurship Lab. You will take 12 to 13 electives during the final eleven months of the program. Electives are your chance to customize your academic program to suit your career objectives and interests. Select courses that will help you climb the corporate ladder, shift to a new career focus or build a business. Evening Executive MBA students also have the opportunity to take electives in one of our other program formats.

Focus your skillset with a concentration.

As an Evening Executive MBA student, you’ll also have the opportunity to select from several concentrations that help you build knowledge in a particular focus area to support your career goals.

Concentrations are optional, and you can choose to take electives in any discipline to create a custom curriculum that fits your personal and professional focus. In order to fulfill concentration requirements, you may need to take electives outside of the Evening Executive MBA format. The four concentrations offered in our Evening MBA program are:

Finance: Topics explored include: corporate financial strategy, mergers and acquisitions, global financial markets, health care economics

Marketing: Topics explored include: marketing strategy, marketing analytics, innovation and design thinking, storytelling with data

Strategy and entrepreneurship: Topics explored include: strategy and business innovation, managerial decision making, entrepreneurship – launch and discovery, global leadership

Strategy and leadership: Topics explored include: strategy and business innovation, managerial decision making, leading in the middle, global leadership, negotiations

Core Courses

During the Executive MBA program core, each term has an outcomes-based theme, ensuring you build a relevant and deep skillset that will act as the foundation of your MBA experience.

Elective courses

Electives after graduation

As an alumni, you can keep your skills current by taking MBA elective courses in Chapel Hill for a nominal fee. This benefit is offered throughout your career and many of our alumni use it to strengthen their skills in a particular area to prepare for a new role or career transition.

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