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Sreedhari Desai


A Flexible Curriculum

As a UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA student you’ll learn in highly coordinated, flexible classes with a global perspective. In just two years, you’ll be prepared to achieve a new level of professional and leadership success.

Class sizes are kept small, to maximize learning. A core curriculum is complemented by optional career concentrations that allow you to create an individual educational experience. And you’ll learn from your peers in diverse study groups.

Your MBA classes will emphasize the case-study method and small group activities. Students receive an H (High Pass – Clear Excellence), P (Pass – Entirely Satisfactory Graduate Work), L (Low Pass – Inadequate/Unsatisfactory Graduate Work) or F (Fail). MBA students at UNC Kenan-Flagler don’t receive rankings or numeric grade point averages. The MBA degree requires 62 credit hours.

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Core Curriculum

Our year one core curriculum provides you the foundation to pursue your educational and career goals. It consists of 14 required courses. The first semester is front-loaded with foundational business skills to become broadly literate in business. Later in the year, you can choose from more than 125 electives tailored to your intended career or a summer internship.

Module I Module II Module III Module IV
Ethics, Corporate and Individual Responsibility Ethics, Corporate and Individual Responsibility
Leading and Managing Business Strategy Management Communication: Presentation Skills Management Communication: Presentation Skills
Financial Accounting Finance Global Economics Elective
Financial Tools Operations Elective Elective
Marketing: Core Concepts and Tools Data Analytics and Decision Making Elective Elective
Business Statistics Managerial Accounting Elective Elective
Microeconomics Leading & Managing II: Leading Strategic Change

What is a Module?

A Module (or Mod) is the equivalent of half a semester or seven weeks of instruction. A Module course is usually 1.5 credit hours (core courses range from 1.5 – 2.5 credits). The MBA Program’s academic year has two semesters or four Modules.

Teamwork at UNC

Teamwork is a core value of UNC Kenan-Flagler and a key component of the MBA Program. During Orientation you’ll be assigned to a study team to work closely with throughout the Core Curriculum.

You’ll also be taught the principles of team effectiveness, have the opportunity to practice solving problems as a team, practice giving and receiving feedback, and be offered ways to reflect on the feedback for maximum learning.