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Career & Leadership

Leadership and your career

The Executive MBA Program partners with the UNC Kenan-Flagler Luther H. Hodges Center for Leadership to offer integrated, high-quality leadership programming to accelerate your career.

At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we believe leadership excellence and career development are synergistic. In the Weekend Executive MBA program, you’ll enhance the personal leadership skills critical for business success through participation, practice and evaluation. Whether you are one step from the C-Suite at a small organization, moving into a senior management role at a Fortune 500 company, or anything in between, you can create a personalized leadership curriculum designed around your objectives.

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Weekend Executive MBA program is the only Executive MBA program to utilize The Center for Creative Leadership’s (CCL) Benchmarks 360 assessment tool and Certified Benchmarks Coaches, allowing you to gain insight on your leadership abilities through feedback from your peers, staff and managers. The CCL has been recognized as one of the top providers of leadership development worldwide.

Practical skills development

As an Executive MBA student, you’ll apply leadership principles through practice.

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Team building

Collaboration and teamwork are integrated into UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA culture and curriculum. As in the business world, your success will depend on your team working together to tackle challenges and complete course projects.



Participate in various networking events for Executive MBA students, including cross-program networking opportunities with peers from our other MBA formats. You'll also have access to UNC Kenan-Flagler's alumni database, where you can connect with career advisers and network with UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni.

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Management simulations

Participate in hands-on simulations that mirror real-life leadership challenges. Afterwards, you’ll have the opportunity to reflect with your peers, career and leadership staff and faculty to gain a new perspective you can apply immediately at work.

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Career coaching

Weekend Executive MBA students receive ongoing career coaching throughout the program. You will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with your coach to deep dive into your leadership development and thread together your learning experiences over time.

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