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The UNC Kenan-Flagler Weekend Executive MBA program is designed to give you the capacity and confidence to successfully lead complex organizations. A rigorous curriculum is at the heart of the program, with core courses and electives that will sharpen your technical skills while allowing you to work on the leadership skills that will benefit you—and your career—the most.

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Gain perspective and insight from a unique, collaborative MBA learning culture.

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Sharpen your analytical skills.

Gain experience using analytical models and tools that you will apply immediately on the job. Strengthen your self-confidence and learn to think like a C-level executive: distill information from data, interpret results and make sound decisions.

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Develop functional and big-picture strategy.

Learn to develop strategies to build sustainable teams and organizations that look beyond next quarter, next year and even the next generation. Some courses focus on functional areas, such as marketing or operations, while others expand your perspective of the whole organization within a global context.

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Deepen your leadership skills.

Sharpen your communication skills and create a personal Professional Development Plan to shape your leadership skills — and your career -- through a full-circle process of learning, practice, feedback and reflection Through courses, workshops and team projects, you’ll learn how to be a leader who can initiate change and drive business strategy.

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Grow personally and professionally.

Gain the strategic insight and relationship skills needed to lead great organizations. The increased knowledge and experience you'll acquire will foster greater confidence in your ability to understand diverse viewpoints, spearhead global initiatives and take on tough challenges.

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Apply new insights directly to your job.

Expanded business acumen and leadership abilities will serve you well throughout your career – and provide a competitive advantage to you and your employer. You'll take what you learn in the program's relevant, rigorous curriculum straight to the workplace. Bring current work challenges to the classroom to gain insight from faculty and peers and learn from the challenges others face.

“Working with actual companies to solve a real-world problem. Nothing can replicate this experience. Working with people from multiple backgrounds and from international origins proved to be a rewarding challenge.”

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Intentionally designed to expand your outcomes

The Weekend Executive MBA program places you into a small cohort of accomplished, driven and diverse professionals from a wide range of industries. Working together under the guidance of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s accomplished faculty, you’ll develop and trial solutions to the real business problems you and your cohort face in your current jobs. Along the way you’ll build deep relationships, hone essential leadership skills, learn new ways of thinking and expand your understanding of what it takes to be your best.


Applied learning and teamwork

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Executive MBA classroom functions as a forum where you work with your cohort and faculty to solve on-the-job challenges. Through class projects that are often rooted in current workplace projects and challenges, you’ll practice the application of theory and new knowledge, alongside teamwork and leadership skills.

Study Teams

Study teams

Your study team is thoughtfully comprised of peers from different industries, roles and cultural backgrounds, so you’ll benefit from diverse perspectives and real-world team dynamics. Study teams are often cited by students as one of the attributes that really sets our cohort-based Executive MBA program apart.


Maximized productivity

You’ll complete online coursework and assignments between class weekends to maximize your productivity and increase the depth of discussion possible during in-person classes. Additionally, students stay connected, and productive, between class weekends via a variety of technology tools and communication platforms like Zoom and WhatsApp.

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