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Requirements & Deadlines

Through our holistic admissions process, we’re seeking bright, motivated students who aspire to make an impact in the business world. Typically, students enter with an average of five years of work experience, but we encourage all competitive applicants to apply. There are also no prerequisite courses; however, you should have a working knowledge of financial accounting, statistics, economics, and calculus.


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2022-2023 application deadlines

Submission
deadline
GMAT/GRE
waiver deadline**
Decision
release
Deposit
deadline
Round 1 October 10, 2022 October 3, 2022 December 12, 2022 January 13, 2023
Round 2 January 9, 2023 January 2, 2023 March 13, 2023 April 21, 2023
Round 3* February 27, 2023 February 20, 2023 April 24, 2023 May 19, 2023
Round 4 April 17, 2023 April 10, 2023 May 22, 2023 June 9, 2023

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the application date.

*Round 3 is the final deadline for international applicants.
** The Admissions Committee requires all applicants seeking a GMAT/GRE waiver to submit requests by the test waiver deadline for each round. Late submissions may be denied or moved to the next round.

Enrollment deposit

Once you are admitted and decide to attend UNC Kenan-Flagler, there is a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $1,500 USD, regardless of which round you apply in. We encourage you to apply as early as possible to maximize your chances for admission.

Re-applicants

If you are re-applying to the program, we appreciate your continued interest in UNC Kenan-Flagler. We require a complete application, with new essay responses, recommenders and an updated resume. Your transcripts will rollover to the new application, as will your test scores, if they are still valid. In addition, we ask for a brief essay (100 words or less) that describes how your application differs from your previous submission and that alerts us to new test scores, a recent promotion, or other areas that demonstrate how you have strengthened your candidacy.

Consortium applicants

UNC Kenan-Flagler is a proud member school of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Each year, we enroll strong, active, and engaged students from the Consortium community.

  • Early Application Deadline: October 15, 2022
  • Round 2 Application Deadline: January 5, 2023

Consortium applicants are eligible to apply directly through the Consortium if you received a test waiver from UNC Kenan-Flagler. Please see the information on the Consortium website as a reference to navigating the test score waiver process.

Please note that the application process and deadlines for Consortium applicants differ from UNC Kenan-Flagler, and that we can not offer application fee waivers for candidates applying through The Consortium application. Should you apply through The Consortium, you will receive your decision based on the release date for the standard UNC Kenan-Flagler application process as noted above.

Learn more about our Consortium community at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Application requirements

To apply to the Full-Time MBA Program at UNC Kenan-Flagler, simply complete your application online. Setting up an account is the first step to applying and it takes just a few minutes. You’ll be able to take a peek at the information you’ll need to provide, and you can return to work on your application at your convenience.

Our application is robust, but it’s not difficult. More importantly, it’s a great way for you to showcase your credentials, demonstrate your communications savvy, and tell us why you’re a good fit for UNC Kenan-Flagler! If you have additional questions about the application process, please visit our FAQ page for more information.

These are the items you’ll need to provide:

Campus visits and interviews

We encourage you to take a look at our events calendar to register for an upcoming event or webinar to learn more about UNC Kenan-Flagler. We host a variety of events virtually and on-campus, and travel regularly to MBA fairs and partner events. We look forward to the opportunity to share more about our Full-Time MBA experience and ROI, and answer all of your questions!

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