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Requirements & Deadlines

Weekend MBA Class of 2021, Begins Feb. 2020
Final Application Deadline: December 2

Apply to the Weekend MBA Program

The Weekend 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 MBA program.


  • Minimum of five years of professional work experience, with eight preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
  • Proven leadership ability: experience managing people is preferred; but team leadership and management of projects, budgets or products also count
  • General understanding of accounting, statistics, finance, and economics.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (we use the essay section of the application and the in-person interview to evaluate this)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, including financial and statistical functions
  • Exposure to international business is a plus

Required Application Materials

  • Resume (Resume tips)
  • Essay questions (Essay tips)
  • Recommendation forms (Recommendation tips)
  • Standardized test score or waiver (see below)
  • Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work
  • In-person interview (by invitation)
  • Non-refundable application fee of $150

Application Checklist

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.

application roadmap/checklist

Weekend Executive MBA Application Deadlines

  • April 29, 2019
  • July 15, 2019
  • October 7, 2019
  • December 2, 2019*

*We will accept applications after the final deadline on a case-by-case basis, based on availability of seats remaining in the class.

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Apply Early!

We accept applications on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply early. Benefits of early application include:

  1. More fellowship funds are available for applicants in the early rounds
  2. More spaces are available in the early rounds
  3. You’ll gain access to current student and alumni groups as soon as you are admitted
  4. Once admitted, you can begin to plan your schedule, and get early access to preparation materials, including MBA Math

Standardized Test Scores

Executive MBA Admissions Interview

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.

Admissions Decisions

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.

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