Core courses will strengthen your business foundation with material that is relevant across functions and industries. These courses are designed for mid-to-senior level executives who seek to acquire both 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.
A wide array and selection of electives are available for the Evening 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. Or choose an academic concentration to gain depth in one of four areas: finance, marketing, strategy and leadership, or strategy and entrepreneurship. Electives are offered in multiple MBA program formats (Evening, Weekend, Online and Full-Time) to give you a range of opportunities and scheduling options.
Leadership courses are integrated into the core curriculum, and additional leadership courses, assessments, and development opportunities are available. 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.
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.Learn more