The Weekend Executive MBA Program is designed for self-motivated, experienced professionals with positive leadership styles who will thrive in UNC Kenan-Flagler’s participatory, collaborative learning culture. We seek sharp-minded, driven individuals from a diversity of backgrounds and industries who will offer substantial contributions to the classroom, adding depth to class discussions by sharing work challenges and solutions, and contributing viewpoints based on real-world experience. Enthusiastic support of your cohort peers is critical to success in the Weekend Executive MBA program. We welcome a new cohort in January each year.
Please note: International students in our Executive MBA programs are not eligible for U.S. student visas. However, students in our Full-Time MBA program are eligible for visa sponsorship.
We’ve developed this application roadmap and checklist (PDF) to provide you with a clear path to success. Use this resource to access recommendations, tips and best practices for completing your application and making sure you stand out.
We accept applications on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply early. Benefits of early application include:
Upon submission of the application, you may receive an invitation to interview with an Executive MBA Admissions Director. An interview is required to secure admission to the program. Consult this guide to help you prepare for the interview.
We will notify you of your admissions decision by email, usually within 2 weeks of your interview. Upon admission, a $1,500 deposit will hold your place in the class. This deposit will be applied to your first tuition payment.
Weekend Executive MBA applicants must have five or more years of professional full-time work experience at the time of application and are exempt from the GMAT/GRE requirement. If you meet the minimum work experience requirements, you do not need to request a waiver.
We take a holistic approach to evaluating applicants’ ability to succeed in the program and beyond. As such, we find that applicants who are further along in their careers are often already equipped with the professional experience, achievements, and prior academic performance to succeed in quantitative-focused courses.
Here’s what to know in the case that you’d still like to submit a GMAT or GRE score:
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