UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Partner With Thought Leaders

Our faculty conducts research that drives new understanding of business around the world. When your company partners with UNC Kenan-Flagler, you will leverage the extraordinary collective talents of our faculty and our research centers.

Partner with us to explore a topic, an idea, a project or an opportunity facing your organization. Reach, engage with and learn from the UNC Kenan-Flagler professors who are dedicated to research that is both rigorous and makes an impact on business.

Partner with Faculty Thought Leaders

UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty members are fully engaged in the challenges of the business world and have extensive global experience and expertise. They are widely published in topics ranging from finance, marketing, operations, accounting, strategy and entrepreneurship, and are ranked No. 9 in North America and No. 10 globally for research productivity. Fifty-six percent of our faculty have corporate experience. Many consult with global firms and serve on corporate boards, and 13 percent have owned a business.

UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty are eager to collaborate with organizations to explore the real-world application of theory and investigate new and meaningful topics for the future of business.

Read about their insights for business in our research magazine R.O.I.

Potential opportunities to engage with our faculty include:

  • Collaborating on a research project
  • Co-developing a case based on your organization’s experiences and challenges
  • Providing a guest lecture in the classroom
  • Sharing data sets for analysis

Learn more about our faculty's areas of expertise.

Contact the Business Partnerships team for introductions to our world-class faculty.

Partner with Research Centers and Institutes

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s research centers and institutes bring faculty, students and external stakeholders together to dedicate themselves to research and innovation activities centered around a critical topic or field such as private enterprise, real estate, sustainability or business leadership.

Drawing on the strengths of the brightest and best minds in business, the centers and institutes at UNC Kenan-Flagler are engines of knowledge generation and application, conduits for boundary-breaking collaboration, nodes of empowerment and innovation, and places of transformative thought.

You can leverage the power of UNC Kenan-Flagler's centers and institutes in a variety of ways, including:

  • Co-authoring a white paper on key issues facing your organization
  • Sponsoring center events
  • Designing and conducting a skills workshop
  • Speaking at conferences

Learn more about our research centers and institutes:

Contact the Business Partnerships team for introductions to our world-class institute and research centers.