UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Key Events and Conferences


Each year, UNC Kenan-Flagler brings together business leaders, influential practitioners, students and faculty for networking and knowledge sharing on the topics that shape business today. The chart below contains a sample of key events and conferences that are held throughout the academic year. Contact the Business Partnerships team for more information on how to get involved.


 Event  Audience  When

Undergraduate Business Symposium

This premier career event for undergraduate students provides career education, networking and skill development through interactive panels, specialized workshops, and learning opportunities involving more than 400 students and over 100 company representatives.

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Undergraduate students: 60% are business majors, 40% represent 28 other majors  September 

MBA Networking Forum

This event is designed to connect UNC Kenan-Flagler employers with MBA students in a relaxed networking environment. Not only will this event allow recruiters to reach MBA talent early in the recruiting cycle, but it will also provide an opportunity for companies to extend or establish their brand with our MBA students on campus.

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Full-Time MBA students September 

Kenan-Flagler Business School Alpha Challenge

One of the world’s premier stock pitch competitions and a primary interview hub for investment management recruitment. Hosted by UNC Investment Club.

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Students from global, top MBA programs   Fall

MBA Healthcare Conference

Hosted by the MBA Healthcare Club, this annual conference brings together practitioners, students and faculty to network and discuss challenges facing the healthcare industry.

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Students interested in healthcare, faculty and healthcare professionals  Late Fall

Carolina Women In Business Conference

This annual conference serves as a powerful forum in which to learn, share and inspire one another and offers workshops, speaker series and panel discussions to several hundred attendees.

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Students of the business school (Undergraduate and MBA) and a variety of other departments at UNC, faculty, alumni, business professionals and members of the community Late Fall

Undergraduate Venture Capital Investment Competition (uVCIC)

An annual global venture competition for undergraduate students to learn about venture funding.

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Undergraduates from top undergraduate business programs, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs Global final competition rounds hosted by UNC Kenan-Flagler each Winter

Real Estate Conference

Organized by the Leonard C. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies, this annual event brings industry leaders and students together for a lively discussion of current real estate trends.

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Students interested in real estate, faculty, alumni and real estate professionals Spring

Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)

Held annually since 1998, VCIC is a flourishing internationally recognized competition for MBA students to learn about venture funding.

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1,200 MBA students from 60 top business schools, 175 venture capitalists and 125 entrepreneurs Global final competition rounds hosted by UNC Kenan-Flagler each Spring 

Emerging Markets Conference

Global Business Center’s annual Emerging Markets Conference brings together senior business and academic leaders with students to share their insights into the opportunities and challenges of emerging markets.

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MBA and Undergraduate students, senior business leaders and faculty Spring

Alternative Investment Conference

Hosted by the Institute for Private Capital, this conference brings together industry leaders and experts in private equity, venture capital, hedge fund and other alternative investments to share their views on trends and investment opportunities.

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Industry professionals in private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and other alternative investments  Spring

NC Clean Tech Summit

This event highlights the latest innovations, recent trends and pressing challenges and North Carolina’s central role in the growing clean technology industry. Hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and Kenan-Flagler’s Center for Sustainable Enterprise.

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Professionals in business, policy and academia from across the country Spring

MBA@UNC Global Immersions

Student travel opportunities to major business centers around the world and in the U.S.  During immersions, students join their classmates and professors to study with global business leaders, network with professors and classmates and experience local culture firsthand.

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Current MBA@UNC students and faculty  Quarterly in April, June, September, December