The perfect size
Our small-cohort model (approximately 50 students) is the ideal size to ensure inclusion of a diversity of professional and personal backgrounds while allowing you to foster meaningful relationships with peers and faculty. You’ll move through the program with other seasoned, driven professionals who want to accelerate their careers and augment their leadership capacities—and who want to help you do the same. Your cohort will both broaden and deepen your learning experience, and will give you a core network of sharp-minded executives you can collaborate with for life.
Full weekends dedicated to your transformation
Immersive weekend meetings every three weeks give you the distraction-free time you need to really devote yourself to the work of the program. You’ll spend your days on campus fully engaged in collaborative, participatory coursework grounded in real-world business challenges. Guided by top UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty, you and your cohort will brainstorm, problem solve, urge each other out of comfort zones, share knowledge and leadership perspectives and gel into a cohesive, collaborative team. The Weekend Executive MBA is a transformative program—by the time you graduate you will know things about yourself, your capabilities and your leadership potential that you weren’t aware of when you began.
Relationships that last a lifetime
The residential aspect of the Weekend Executive MBA program gives you ample time to socialize with your cohort and take discussions beyond the classroom. You’ll find yourself easily setting up study groups, team discussions and social activities at the Rizzo Center, the classroom and residential hub of the program. Cementing relationships over drinks or dinner, sharing industry knowledge over lunch, or just getting to know one another free from the standard workplace hierarchies are some of the most valuable experiences you will cultivate in the program. The people you meet are the ones you want on your team, now and in the future. Not only will your connections be an important resource for you, but they may provide your organization with valuable new resources as well, as possible clients, investors or suppliers.