The Most Respected Minds in Business

Known for creating engaging classroom experiences, our faculty members are expert researchers and practitioners in their fields. Their expertise, accessibility and dedication to student outcomes are central to UNC Kenan-Flagler’s top rankings.

Sreedhari Desai

Driven to Inspire

When seeking to deepen your business skills, there’s nothing more valuable than having a great example to follow. UNC Kenan-Flagler professors are some of the most respected minds in business. They are world-class researchers, able to offer a unique combination of academic expertise and rich marketplace experience.

Faculty members

External Validation

UNC Kenan-Flagler professors have won numerous accolades in research and industry. Performance inside the classroom is just as important. Bloomberg Businessweek awarded UNC faculty a grade "A" for both teaching and curriculum.

Working faculty

Hands-on Experience

UNC Kenan Flagler’s professors bring real-world experience to the classroom. Many consult throughout the year with multinational corporations, allowing them to stay on top of current global business trends and cultural issues affecting business today.

Student discussion

Discussions that Energize

Professors often use real-world business cases as catalysts for relevant, engaging discussions that draw insights from every class participant, creating a learning environment that’s energizing and inspiring.

Faculty outside classroom

Accessible Beyond the Classroom

Faculty members are accessible outside of class to talk about specific work challenges and offer further guidance. They will be instrumental in helping you develop your career and network.

"At UNC, [teaching] is a well-practiced art. There are precious few teaching failures at these business schools. Those academic cultures put tremendous peer pressure on professors to perform exceptionally well in class. The schools hire, promote and tenure on the basis of teaching. They believe that teaching is as important as research. Senior professors routinely mentor their younger counterparts on the best ways to engage a class. Student evaluations of teachers are taken seriously and used by professors to improve their classroom performance. Rewards for outstanding teaching are given prominence and importance in the school’s culture."

Poets & Quants

Executive MBA Faculty

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