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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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2023-2024 application deadlines

waiver deadline**
Round 1 October 16, 2023 October 2, 2023 December 11, 2023 January 12, 2024
Round 2 January 8, 2024 December 25, 2023 March 11, 2024 April 12, 2024
Round 3* March 4, 2024 February 19, 2024 April 22, 2024 May 17, 2024
Round 4 April 29, 2024 April 15, 2024 May 20, 2024 June 7, 2024
Round 4 extension May 31, 2024 Rolling through May 17, 2024 Rolling, May 20 – June 28, 2024 7 days post-decision release

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.


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.

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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