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Requirements & Deadlines

We encourage you to start your application to the UNC Kenan-Flagler Full-Time MBA Program today. It takes just a few minutes to get started.

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. GMAT/GRE waivers are available for new applicants to the UNC Kenan-Flagler Full-Time MBA class of 2023.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

The Full-Time MBA Class of 2023 application is now available.

2020-2021 Application Deadlines

Submission Deadline Decision Release Deposit Deadline
Round 1 October 13, 2020 December 14, 2020 January 11, 2021
Round 2 January 5, 2021 March 8, 2021 April 5, 2021
Round 3* March 1, 2021 April 12, 2021 May 10, 2021
Round 4 April 12, 2021 May 24, 2021 June 7, 2021

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the application date.
*Round 3 is the final deadline for international applicants

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 and to receive a fellowship. We encourage international applicants to apply no later than the round 3 deadline to ensure adequate time for visa processing.


If you applied last year and you’d like to reapply, you will need to start a new application, with new essay responses, recommenders, and an updated resume. However, your transcripts will rollover to the new application, as will your test scores, if they are still valid. There is also a re-applicant essay that you’ll need to complete in addition to the standard essays.

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, 2020
  • Round 2 Application Deadline: January 5, 2021

Consortium applicants are eligible to apply directly through the Consortium if you received a test waiver from UNC Kenan-Flagler. After you receive the test waiver confirmation email, please forward that to the Consortium prior to the deadline to include with your application.

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 The Consortium 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 have temporarily cancelled all in-person events and transitioned them to an online format, including admission interviews, which will be held virtually for Fall 2020. We encourage you to register for an upcoming webinar to learn more about UNC Kenan-Flagler and take advantage of the opportunity to have your questions answered by our MBA program and admissions teams.

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