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Weekend Executive MBA Program

A customizable Executive MBA, built around immersive weekend residencies.

The Weekend Executive MBA program is a transformative leadership experience, optimally designed so you can pursue your MBA while balancing your already busy work and personal life—wherever in the country you may live.

Customize your MBA.

Whether you want to take the shortest path to advancement in your current company, shift roles or industries, land a global assignment or launch your own business, the STEM-designated Weekend Executive MBA program allows you to customize your coursework to suit your particular objectives. Other top business schools simply can’t match the variety and depth of electives and concentrations available at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Focus on your leadership development.

Distraction-free weekend residencies. Individualized leadership development. Regular career coaching. The Weekend MBA keeps you focused on your next move. From day one, you’ll develop individualized leadership skills you can apply at work immediately. As you progress, you’ll master skills you can use to lead change in your current position, and you’ll develop the kind of leadership self-awareness that will enable you to further define and realize your career goals.

Make lifelong connections.

You’ll move through the program together with a cohort of talented, supportive senior level leaders with a range of backgrounds in a diversity of industries. You’ll build meaningful relationships with your program colleagues and top-tier UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty through collaborative, team-based coursework and built-in opportunities for networking and socializing with peers over class weekends. Your cohort will both broaden and deepen your learning experience and give you a core network of sharp-minded executives you can collaborate with for life.

Lauren Culbertson

“The flexibility of the electives at UNC, and my ability to select some finance courses, some leadership courses and some entrepreneurship courses, allowed me to fill in the gaps to become a better leader. This program really changed the path of my career.”

Lauren Culbertson Co-founder & CEO, LoopVOC, Weekend Executive MBA ‘17

Class profile

Class of 2025


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Advanced degree holders


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Weekend Executive MBA Employer & Title List 2023-2024 (PDF)

Industries represented

20% – Tech
20% – Military
16% – Financial Services
14% – Manufacturing
14% – Healthcare
6% – Consulting
2% – Energy
2% – Real Estate
6% – Other

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Student Experience

Weekend Executive MBA student experience

Designed for seasoned professionals who are invested in their personal and career growth. With monthly classes, distraction-free, immersive weekend residencies, and two cross-program Impact Weekends, you can take the fastest route to your next step.

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Weekend Executive MBA curriculum

The core curriculum, electives courses and career and leadership programming are carefully designed to give you critical executive-level business and leadership skills. You’ll find few top programs that offer the same breadth and depth of electives.

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