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Evening MBA Students

Student Experience

Personalized leadership development within a high-caliber cohort

The Evening Executive MBA offers students in proximity to Chapel Hill the consistent structure of weekly in-person class meetings, a hyperlocal cohort and a unique collaborative learning culture.

Build a powerful, local network.

The Evening Executive MBA offers a substantial advantage over traditional part-time programs: a cohort model that ensures you’ll build significant, valuable relationships across the North Carolina business community. As you move through the program together, these connections will both broaden and deepen your learning experience, and give you a core network of sharp-minded executives you can collaborate with for life. Not only will your connections be an important resource for you, but they may provide your organization with valuable new resources as well, as possible clients, investors or suppliers.

Stay on track with weekly class meetings.

The Evening Executive MBA is designed for students who thrive on regular contact with faculty and classmates. Weekly evening class meetings will keep you engaged, accountable and making progress toward your objectives. One of the benefits of this structured class schedule is how cohesive coursework and group projects become – you’ll find it makes integrating your studies into your busy life very manageable.

The competitive advantage of the UNC Kenan-Flagler culture

Recruiters and employers regularly report that UNC Kenan-Flagler graduates stand out for their ability to meet any challenge with collegiality and an unwavering team focus.

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World-class faculty

UNC Kenan-Flagler's top-tier faculty love teaching Executive MBA students because they bring such a wealth of experience, diversity, dedication and leadership perspectives into the classroom. Executive MBA faculty are known for their engagement, accessibility, and responsiveness inside and outside the classroom and during and after the program. As a student, you'll find that your faculty relationships are ones you can draw on not only during the program, but throughout your career—for advice, help with a business problem, or even a career change.

Student leadership

Core values that guide your personal and professional growth

Guided by the school's core values of integrity, inclusion, innovation and impact, we create a unique learning environment that insists on intellectual rigor and ambition in partnership with collaboration, support and mutual respect. Our culture encourages you to take chances, stretch yourself and be introspective about your strengths and weaknesses, all in the service of gaining confidence in yourself, your decision-making skills and your ability to lead.

An MBA that balances work, home and school

The Evening Executive MBA is structured to allow you to maintain your work and personal obligations while earning an MBA. If you are someone who works well with regular classroom contact, the Evening format could be the right MBA for you.

Working Professional

Designed for working professionals

As an established business professional, you need to ensure that pursuing your MBA doesn’t disrupt your momentum—not to mention your earnings. The Evening Executive MBA motivates you to keep moving forward in your career while giving you the flexibility you need to manage both work and personal responsibilities.

Balancing life

Balancing home and work life

Many of our Evening Executive MBA students have partners and children at home and are managing demanding careers. They will tell you that family and work support is critical. Contact us to arrange to talk with a student who has work or family responsibilities similar to yours and who can talk about how they make it work. We encourage you to attend an information session to learn more about how the Evening MBA program can fit into your life.

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Balancing school life

The Executive MBA staff takes care of the program details behind the scenes, from pulling together your course materials to booking hotel rooms for immersions. You will find us responsive, accessible and here to support your success in any way we can.

Ryan Nance

“The cohort format of the Evening MBA program is critically important. The program moves you through assessments, courses, projects, and other activities in a way that fosters valuable relationship building. These relationships, combined with the accommodating schedule and the high caliber faculty, are what set this program apart from others.”

Ryan Nance Director of Business Development, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina Evening Executive MBA ‘18

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Access to expert speakers and networking events

As an Evening Executive MBA student who lives and works in close proximity to Chapel Hill, you’ll be able to take full advantage of everything UNC Kenan-Flagler has to offer. In addition to two Impact Weekends, you’ll have access to a myriad of non-curricular opportunities for professional development such as networking events, expert speaker events, and other cross-program MBA career and leadership programming.

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