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Leadership Experience

Success in the business world tends to follow strong leadership. Leaders deliver results with excellence and integrity. Leaders build cohesive and collaborative teams. Leaders enhance the success of others. Leaders make an impact in companies and in their communities.

At UNC Kenan-Flagler, you’ll develop leadership skills – and requisite interpersonal skills – with the same rigor and focus you’ll apply when you learn the technical aspects of business. In the classroom, in extracurricular activities, and through unique experiential learning opportunities, you’ll build, practice, and refine these important skills.

Strong leaders possess a keen sense of self-awareness. We’ll help you develop this sense as you pursue your MBA by using assessment tools and other resources to strengthen your individual effectiveness as well as your effectiveness as a team leader.

Strong leaders also work well in teams. A core value of UNC Kenan-Flagler, teamwork begins in orientation and continues throughout the curriculum. You’ll have numerous opportunities to practice solving problems, giving and receiving feedback, and reflecting on experiences for maximum learning.

Learn what it takes to join the UNC-Kenan Flagler Full-Time MBA program.

Leadership Labs

You can choose from a menu of Leadership Labs and experiences that align with your personal and career interests. This individualized approach, which includes business simulations, assessment tools and workshops, and personal effectiveness training, will help you increase your competency in the areas most critical for success.

Jonathan Brady

"I chose the Kenan-Flagler MBA program because of its reputation for developing leaders. Through Leader for Next I have had access to training, mentoring, and self-reflection tools to clearly understand myself and what I contribute to a team. From the foundation of knowing yourself, Leader for Next helps you build expertise in recognizing others’ skills and communication styles, allowing you to communicate effectively and activate the best in your team. This program is a catalyst for activating your full potential and the success of your team."

Jonathan Brady Full-Time MBA 2020

Leader for Next Program

To develop even deeper skills in the most critical aspects of leadership, the Leader for Next program allows you to practice and apply your skills in experiential programs called Leadership Accelerators. Participation in these programs earns you recognition with recruiters and places additional emphasis on personal leadership development and executive coaching. In the Leader for Next program, you learn skills that will help you influence and inspire others at every stage of your career, including:

  • Understanding your strengths and how to best leverage them
  • Listening to others to identify opportunities and challenges
  • Setting and communicating a clear vision
  • Building influence so others will follow, from wherever you lead in your organization
  • Establishing a decision-making framework to guide you, help you overcome obstacles, and rebound from setbacks
  • Seeking and developing a balanced and inclusive perspective
  • Embracing change and feedback as you strive to continuously improve

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