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STAR

Student Teams Achieving Results

Students advance professional skills – Businesses receive solutions to their challenges

The UNC Kenan-Flagler STAR program matches teams of the brightest MBA and Undergraduate Business students with corporate partners to solve their complex challenges. In this experiential program, students advance their professional skills and readiness for today’s dynamic business environment. Companies benefit from the STAR consulting services and our commitment to partner with regional, U.S. and global businesses.

STAR project team

Students gain real-world experience in solving ambiguous problems, working on diverse teams and managing corporate partners while advancing cutting-edge professional skills that prepare them for success in their careers. Developing efficient and effective problem solving skills and teamwork is essential in today’s dynamic, global environment.

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STAR Students at ESPN

Corporate partners receive data-driven, innovative
solutions for their business challenges and specific recommendations that they can immediately implement to improve business performance. These creative and insightful recommendations are supported by research and delivered in an executive-level presentation.

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Our mission, vision and goals are ambitious

The STAR program’s mission is to provide unique and powerful learning experiences for students that result in actionable insights for corporate partners. Our vision is for STAR to be the #1 in action-based, experiential learning program in the world.

Our goals are to:

  • Develop efficient and effective problem-solving, teamwork and leadership skills of participating MBA and Undergraduate Business students
  • Deliver innovative, data-driven and actionable recommendations to corporate partners and recruiters that will significantly improve their performance
  • Serve all stakeholders by embracing UNC Kenan-Flagler’s core values of excellence, leadership, integrity, teamwork and community