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Managing People and Organizations

At UNC Kenan Flagler, we believe that impact starts with you. The Managing People and Organizations (MPO) concentration prepares students to drive results and achieve meaningful impact. Students develop crucial leadership skills that organizations desire. In addition, students learn to take the long view, emphasizing balance, energy crafting, and engagement to create personal and team resilience. The concentration covers key topics for leaders that include:

  • Corporate strategy
  • People analytics
  • Negotiating and influencing others
  • Inspiring people
  • Building high-performing teams, and other leadership skills that drive organizational success

The MPO concentration is an ideal pairing for students concentrating in another area. Its principles complement an industry or role-specific focus and build skills that deliver impactful results applicable to any leadership journey.

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“In the evolving landscape of modern leadership, it's the threads of adaptability, lifelong learning, and inclusive collaboration that might hold the most weight. As we tentatively navigate the AI age, can we really claim to just harness the might of technology without weaving in the delicate nuances of human intuition and creativity? At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we teach our students to balance the potential of emerging technologies with an ever-questioning stance on ethics and the intricate dance of human well-being.”

Sreedhari Desai Associate Professor of Organization Behavior and Crist W. Blackwell Scholar

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