New Student Checklist
Kickoff your MBA journey successfully by completing the new student checklist. These action items connect you with the information necessary to best prepare for the MBA@UNC experience. Click on each task to expand the section and view more information.
Locate your PID.
Your PID is your UNC Personal Identifier and can be found on your admit letter. Make sure you have this on hand and share it upon request when communicating with UNC program offices. This number ensures that University staff are accurately pulling student record information associated with you. If you do not currently know your PID, you may verify it by filling out this PID request form.
Create your ONYEN.
Your ONYEN is your UNC password for university-wide login activities. This ONYEN login-system ensures that your data and information are always secure. Be sure to have your PID number accessible as you create your ONYEN here.
Access your UNC Kenan-Flagler email account.
Once you have created your ONYEN, University IT services will then create your Kenan-Flagler Business School account. Once set up, you will receive an email from the Business School with instructions to access your Kenan-Flagler email. After gaining access, check your Kenan-Flagler email account daily as it serves as the primary communication channel from the program regarding important program updates and communication from faculty and staff. Access to your Kenan-Flagler email can take up to two weeks from ONYEN creation.
Log in to Connect Carolina and browse the available UNC tools.
Once your ONYEN has been created, you will be able to log into Connect Carolina. This is your main administrative portal for University-level processes, separate from the Kenan-Flagler Business School portal, MyKE. You will use Connect Carolina to update any personal information, access information about billing and account holds, as well as to access information about official grades at the end of term.
Should you need assistance with Connect Carolina, contact UNC IT Services Support at (919) 962-4357 or visit help.unc.edu to live chat or submit a help ticket.
Log in to MyKE and explore the available program resources.
Once your ONYEN and Kenan-Flagler email accounts are established you gain access to My Kenan-Flagler Education (MyKE). This platform houses MBA@UNC program resources and information, including the course registration process, academic calendars, the Student Handbook and other program documents, as well as course textbook information. Log into MyKE and browse the available resources. Access extension to MyKE can take up to two weeks from ONYEN creation.
If you need assistance with MyKE, contact the Kenan-Flagler IT Service Desk at (919) 962-0792 or email@example.com.
To ensure every student has a high-quality academic experience, we have established a set of policies and procedures to govern the activities of the MBA@UNC program. The program policies and important information on program processes, support resources, and expectations of students is available in the Student Handbook.
In advance of starting the program, review the MBA@UNC Student Handbook. It is essential you are aware of the Handbook information, particularly the policies regarding course attendance, grading, academic ineligibility, the Honor Code, course drop and refund schedule, leave of absence, and program withdraw.
The Handbook is available in MyKE, within the Files and Forms tile.
The MBA@UNC tuition is currently $125,589.06. Regardless of chosen program duration, students can expect to pay at least that much for the entirety of the 62-credit program. The cost per credit is $2,025.63.
Please note that tuition is subject to change each academic year and any tuition change is applicable to all enrolled students. Tuition is approved by UNC Board of Governors and subject to final approval from NC General Assembly.
To borrow the Direct Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS Loan, complete the online FAFSA application. On our website, you can explore the Unsubsidized Direct Loan, Graduate Plus Loan, private loan options, as well as loans available to international students.
Several professional organizations offer scholarships for MBA students. For more information, visit our website.
Employer Tuition Reimbursement
Discuss with your HR benefits representative the details and process for your company’s tuition reimbursement program. Requirements, methods of verification, and official versus non-official documentation proof vary from employer to employer. It is important that you know this information and initiate this process with MBA@UNC prior to completing your first quarter in the program. To set up your employer tuition reimbursements status with the MBA@UNC program, email MBAOnlineTuitionAssistance@kenan-flagler.unc.edu. Please note that your PID and Kenan-Flagler email address must be created prior to initiating this process.
To apply your VA benefits, follow the instructions available on our website and register for direct deposit with the University. For more information or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bills are generated on a quarterly basis as noted in the table below.
|QUARTER||TIMING FOR BILLING||PAYMENT DUE|
|July Quarter||Early July||2nd Tuesday of August|
|October Quarter||Mid-September||2nd Tuesday of October|
|January Quarter||Mid-December||2nd Tuesday of January|
|April Quarter||Mid-March||2nd Tuesday of April|
For information on the available payment options for tuition and fees, visit the UNC Cashier’s Office website.
If you have additional questions regarding funding, contact our MBA@UNC Financial Aid Associate Director.
Students are required to have official transcripts on file for all previously attended degrees. If you are unsure if your official transcripts are on file, contact your admissions counselor. Incoming students with outstanding official transcripts could be prevented from starting their first term of classes.
Please note, to be considered an official transcript the transcript must be sent directly from your institution(s) or through an electronic transcript vendor retained by that institution. Transcripts submitted by enrolled or prospective students are considered unofficial documents, even if they are in a sealed envelope provided to you by the issuing university.
Official transcripts can be submitted by a prior institution in the following ways:
- E-mailed to email@example.com.
- Electronically. If prompted, select “University of North Carolina, Online MBA” if listed as an option.
- By mail to the address below:
University of North Carolina
Application Processing Center
PO Box 30096 023-003
College Station, TX 77842
To prepare for the quantitative material you will see in the program, we offer two, free, asynchronous courses – Business Foundations and Math Foundations. These courses have been designed by our faculty to ensure you are set up as best as possible for a successful academic experience. To access Business Foundations and Math Foundations, log in to the Kenan-Flagler Canvas instance using your Kenan-Flagler credentials.
Completion of Business and Math Foundations and all included modules is optional. This academic resource is available to MBA@UNC students throughout their time in the program.
The MBA@UNC program permits credential-based course exemptions as outlined in the table below. Students may request an exemption by sending a brief explanation stating why they are seeking this exemption along with a copy of their transcripts, license, or certification to the MBA@UNC Registrar (onlineMBAregistrar@kenan-flagler.unc.edu) no later than one month prior to beginning the applicable course. Exemptions will not be granted after the course has started for the quarter. Students who are granted this exemption are required to make up the credit hours associated with these courses.
|MBA@UNC Course||Eligible Exemption Credentials|
|Financial Accounting (MBA 730)||Master of Accounting degree, or a CPA or CMA license|
|Finance (MBA 772)||Master of Finance degree or a CFA license|
Leading up to your first quarter
(10 weeks prior)
Your Student Success Advisor (SSA) will be your main point of contact during your MBA@UNC journey. They will be a crucial part of your onboarding, assisting you through the steps required to set up your technology, register for classes, as well as generally prepare for the expectations of graduate school life. This welcome call will be your initial conversation with your SSA. During the call, your SSA will cover the top priorities and expectations as you prepare for your program start and can answer any questions you have.
Your SSA will contact you by email to introduce themself and schedule this welcome call. Look for this message in your Kenan-Flagler email inbox.
At the start of the program, we offer students an opportunity to participate in an optional Orientation course. During this Orientation, students have the chance to network with program faculty, staff, and cohort members, connect with current students and alumni, participate in mock academic sessions including an introduction to case studies, and learn about available program resources. The Orientation course carries the credit value of 0.5 credits and as such costs 0.5 credit hour of tuition.
This Orientation offering is an academic course and thus space is limited. Students interested in attending should register for the Orientation course once registration opens. Registration instructions and more information about Orientation will be sent to your Kenan-Flagler email account.
Leading up to your first quarter
(6-8 weeks prior)
During the required Program Expectations and Systems Overview (PESO), our Student Success staff will discuss available support resources, methods to access the three main web platforms MBA@UNC students use, and the structure of the program and courses.
In advance of each quarter, this PESO webinar is offered several times to provide students a variety of session dates from which to choose. Advanced registration is required.
Students will utilize multiple technology platforms while in the MBA@UNC program. During this required Live Session Technical Training (LSTT), our Student Success staff will cover technology requirements, discuss how to navigate the live classroom environment, and showcase the platform through which you will access and submit coursework.
In advance of each quarter, this LSTT training is offered several times to provide students a variety of session dates from which to choose. Advanced registration is required.
Course registration occurs on a quarterly basis, beginning approximately 6 to 7 weeks prior to the start of each new quarter. Students register themselves for classes using the registration portal in MyKE. Prior to the start of registration, students are placed into registration rounds based on their total registered credit hours. A student’s assigned registration round dictates when they are first able to access registration. Open registration lasts approximately 3 weeks. At the end of the quarterly registration cycle, students lose access to manually adjusting their course registration and will need to work with the Program Registrar to make any further registration adjustments.
The MBA@UNC Program Essentials course is the program’s self-paced, virtual orientation. This course provides guidance on navigating graduate school, insight on what to expect of your experience, and details on program and university resources. The course will take roughly 3-4 hours to complete. Incoming students should complete Program Essentials no later than 2 weeks before classes begin.
Accessing Program Essentials
Program Essentials is housed within Digital Campus, the web platform for MBA@UNC course pages. Instructions for how to access Digital Campus will be sent to your Kenan-Flagler email typically 6 weeks prior to the start of the term. If you enroll after this time frame, you will receive your access to the Digital Campus and Orientation within a week of connecting with your Student Success Advisor. Should you have trouble accessing this platform or questions about information shared within the course, please contact your Student Success Advisor.
As a UNC Community member there are a wealth of software resources available to you. We recommend that you bookmark this UNC Software website for future reference as throughout your coursework there will be multiple software packages you will need to access. Students can review course syllabi within MyKE and Digital Campus to identify software requirements for a given course.
The first few courses in the MBA@UNC program rely heavily on the use of Excel. To support you as you begin this journey, all Kenan-Flagler Business School students are given access to a tutorial and training site called Lynda.com. To access this site, navigate to http://software.sites.unc.edu/lynda/ and click “Log in to LinkedIn Learning.” Please use your ONYEN user ID and password to access this site. Additionally, students in their first quarter will need to access Crystal Ball, a software available through the UNC Virtual Computing Lab (VCL).
UNC students have access to download the Microsoft Office suite, free of charge, through the UNC Software site. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, since these applications will be used frequently in the program.
Students with a short- or long-term disability can request accommodations and support resources needed to succeed through the Accessibility Resources and Service office (ARS). Requests must be submitted to the Self Identification Form, available on the ARS website, no later than 14 days before the start of a course. Students should prepare any pertinent current and historical documentation surrounding their diagnosis and the functional limitations associated with it. Once the form is submitted, ARS will go through an approval process that may require additional action on the part of the student.
2 weeks before the quarter starts
Access courses in Digital Campus, review syllabi, and purchase course materials.
Roughly two weeks before the quarter begins, you will gain access to your enrolled classes within Digital Campus, the web platform for MBA@UNC course pages. We recommend reviewing your syllabi located on the course pages as soon as possible to prepare for the workload, as well as to seek out any needed texts. Our students use a variety of retailers to acquire texts and are not required to purchase them directly from the UNC Student Store.
If you have not yet accessed your Digital Campus account, login instructions and credentials were sent to your Kenan-Flagler email account approximately 6 weeks prior to the quarter start. If you are unable to locate this email, contact your Student Success Advisor for additional support.
Download Digital Campus app.
To allow for greater flexibility in accessing course materials, students may also download a mobile app version of the Digital Campus. Within the Apple App Store or Android Google Play, search for “Canvas Student” to download the appropriate application. Login information for this mobile app will be the same as your desktop Digital Campus account.
Once you’ve received access to your courses on Digital Campus, you should enter each course and complete the Week 1 module. The expectation is that you will arrive to your live course session each week having already done that week’s homework. This flipped classroom model allows for more robust discussions and more direct engagement with the course material. To prepare, you should plan each week to set aside a minimum of 8-10 hours for readings, assignments, and module completion per course.