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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School Full Time MBA

UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for a collaborative culture that stems from our core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors’ unparalleled dedication to teaching and research create extraordinary learning experiences that prepare students and executives to excel in a global environment. Recognized as one of the best, most comprehensive leadership programs by AACSB, we weave real-life learning into rigorous curricula. Graduates are known for quantitative skills and effective, principled leadership – results-driven leaders who make business an engine for positive global change.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
Total Program Enrollment 280
In-State Tuition (Total) $74,703
Out-of-State Tuition (Total) $111,075
Average Starting Salary $105,397

Program Information

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Says

UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for a collaborative culture that stems from our core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors’ unparalleled dedication to teaching and research create extraordinary learning experiences that prepare students and executives to excel in a global environment. Recognized as one of the best, most comprehensive leadership programs by AACSB, we weave real-life learning into rigorous curricula. Graduates are known for quantitative skills and effective, principled leadership – results-driven leaders who make business an engine for positive global change.

Specializations Offered: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Care Administration and Management, Investment Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Real Estate, Sustainable Enterprise
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

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Rankings

Rankings

Program Rankings

Bloomberg

#17 Businessweek Full Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

LinkedIn

#3 Best Graduate Universities for Marketers
#6 Best Graduate Universities for Finance Professionals
#13 Best Graduate Universities for Management Consultants
#14 Best Graduate Universities for Investment Bankers
#14 Best Graduate Universities for Sales Professionals

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)
#3 Best Campus Environment
#4 Most Family Friendly
#7 Best Green MBA
#9 Top Entrepreneurial Programs: Graduate

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 41% accepted out of 1595 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.34
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 687
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Application Fee: $140

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Information

UNC Kenan-Flagler admits students who demonstrate leadership and organizational skills, communication ability, interpersonal skills, teamwork ability, analytic and problemsolving skills, drive and motivation, prior record of academic excellence, and strong career progression and commitment to career goals. Though no specific coursework is necessary...UNC Kenan-Flagler admits students who demonstrate leadership and organizational skills, communication ability, interpersonal skills, teamwork ability, analytic and problemsolving skills, drive and motivation, prior record of academic excellence, and strong career progression and commitment to career goals. Though no specific coursework is necessary, students must have knowledge of financial accounting, statistics, macroeconomics, and calculus.

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Important Dates

Round 1
October

18

Deadline
August

19

Start
Round 2
December

9

Deadline
August

19

Start
Round 3
January

13

Deadline
August

19

Start
Round 4
March

14

Deadline
August

19

Start

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This Program Include: Bank of America, Deloitte Consulting, Wells Fargo, IBM, Johnson & Johnson

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Financial Services 29% $103,971
Consulting 21% $114,902
Technology 10% $109,079
Real Estate 10% $105,905
Consumer Products 10% $97,875
Pharma / Biotech / Healthcare 6% $103,500
Other 5% $95,002
Manufacturing 5% $102,872
Petroleum / Energy 3% $96,000

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 580
Percent International Students 33%
Total Full-Time Faculty 115
Full-Time Faculty 100%

Student Life

Chapel Hill is the quintessential college town and the MBA students take advantage of the great restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and athletics nearby. Every Thursday there are “end­less socials that are extremely fun and inclusive” that bring together first and second years students and alumni, and it pays off in the rapport that results: “[Students] really take care of each other.” “I have had classmates help me prepare for a job interview that they were also interviewing for.” As a result of sufficient social networking opportunities, this “healthy mix of singles and students with families” all “know the faces and names of most of all the first and second year students.” A “diverse and growing number of clubs and organizations” also allows students to pursue common interests. “Everyone is genuinely happy to come to school and is excited to learn,” though some agree that “facilities could use a bit of a facelift. A lot of the decor and architecture is clearly from at least a decade ago.”

Career

The career center “does a phenomenal job bring recruiters on campus and preparing stu­dents for the recruiting process,” especially in “bringing in well-renowned firms, particu­larly in finance.” “I have never heard of a school which is more supportive than Kenan-Flagler,” says a student. Students say that the alumni base is smaller than other B-schools, but “closer and more willing to help current MBAs as a result”. “The Carolina Blue mafia, as they are called, go out of their way to help UNC grads get jobs in the industry,” says a student. “I don’t think you can overstate the strength of our alumni network.” Alumni gen­erously work to create opportunities for UNC Kenan-Flagler students at their firms, in addition to “acting as mentors, helping us to perfect our interview skills by acting as sounding boards, and helping us network to find the best fit for us in terms of our career searches.” The Career Management Center has also taken significant initiatives in building a network with new companies like Amazon, Google and Roland Berger. They have also “increased their commitment to help international students find a job in the United States.” Recent employers of UNC Kenan-Flager graduates include Deloitte Consulting, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America, Barclays, and Ernst & Young.

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About

UNC Kenan-Flagler is one of the world's top-ranked business schools. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, you develop the skills that make you a highly effective leader and prepare you for long-term career success. The strength of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA degree comes from a school culture in which members live the business school's core values of excellence, leadership, teamwork, integrity and community. Our MBA programs are ranked among the best. Publications like BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report all rank our MBA and Executive Development programs among the top 20 programs.

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Students Say

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School has been on the rise for years, and it continues its ascent thanks to a resoundingly happy student body, stellar alumni base, and good connections to growing industries such as consulting, healthcare, life sciences. The first semester of the two-year program is front-loaded to teach the core business skills, and then students can select from more than 125 elective courses as the year progresses. There are also two summer sessions prior to the start of the academ­ic year, and most students participate in one or both of these sessions, enabling them “to start preparing for the recruiting process early.” The academic experience is “nothing short of fantastic.” It is common for professors “to sit down with individual students for an hour or more to discuss classes and career goals.” The “balanced curriculum” and focus on analytical skills, problem solving, and interper­sonal skills give students a “fundamental skillset as a general manager.” “I think the school is a powerhouse for teaching students practical skills to get them started on their post-MBA careers,” says a student. UNC’s outstanding merit scholarship program also attracts many students that are accepted to top 10 schools, ensuring “that the high end of the class can compete with anyone” in the workforce. People are “very kind to each other here,” and “it really helps that the admissions office screens for team players with strong values.” The school is “run very well” (“I have been in all the classes I have wanted without prob­lems,” says a student) and is “very flexible in responding to students’ demands.” For example, in response to students’ concern about too heavy a workload during the job search season, the administration “made a quick decision to change the course schedule and to increase support for students in their job search process.”

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Academic

[email protected] gives ambitious professionals the opportunity to earn an MBA from top-ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler from anywhere in the world. Through the use of innovative technologies and real-world immersion experiences, [email protected] blends the flexibility of an online program with the rigor and quality of an on-campus experience. - Courses are based on the rigorous curriculum of the full-time MBA program. UNC Kenan-Flagler professors design and teach the courses. - Professors teach classes in both asynchronous - or self-paced - and live sessions using a technology platform designed for graduate education and focused on interactive communication - Face-to-face global immersions serve as capstone experiences. Our innovative approach to distance education allows students to: - Experience quality interactions with world-class faculty and peers from around the world that will challenge and develop your business skills as only a top-ranked school can. - Learn in an intimate, team-oriented environment that will strengthen your skills in working as part of a diverse virtual team and will grow your ability to influence and lead others.

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Center for Sustainable Enterprise, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Center for Real Estate Development, Family Enteprise Center, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)

  • International Student Support Groups:

    http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/Programs/MBA/Diversity/internationals.cfm

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/Programs/MBA/diversity/glbta.cfm

  • Minority Support Groups:

    http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/Programs/MBA/Apply/minority.cfm

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    The MBA Tutoring Committee matches students with tutors as assistance is needed with any of the core classes. Tutoring is free for all first year students. Tutors are second-year MBA students who can help first years understand the material they are learning. Usually a couple of sessions can make a big difference and can greatly increase a student's confidence level with a subject.

  • Research Facilities:

    Center for Sustainable Enterprise, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Center for Real Estate Development, Family Enteprise Center, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)

  • Study Abroad:

    Australia (Australian Graduate School of Management & Melbourne Business School); China (China Europe International Business School & Tsinghua University); Hong Kong (Chinese University of Hong Kong & Hong Kong University of Science and Technology); India (Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore, The Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad & The Indian Business School); Japan (International University of Japan); New Zealand (Otago University Business School); Philippines (The Asian Institute of Management); Singapore (Nanyang Business School & National University of Singapore); Thailand (Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University & Thammasat University); Vietnam; Austria (Wirtschaftsuniversitat, Wien); Belgium (Université Catholique de Louvain); Czech Republic (University of Economics-Prague); Denmark (Copenhagen Business School); England (Manchester Business School & Warwick Business School); Finland (Helsinki School of Economics); France (HEC - L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales & ESSEC); Germany (Universitat zu Koln & WHU Koblenz-Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management); Holland (Rotterdam School of Management); Hungary (Budapest University of Economic Sciences); Italy (SDA Bocconi); Norway (NHH-The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration); Poland; Spain (ESADE-Escuela Superior de Administracion y Direccion de Empresas, IE-Instituto de Empresa, & IESE Business School, University of Navarra); Sweden (Stockholm School of Economics-SSE); Switzerland (Universitat St. Gallen); Turkey (Koç University); Argentina (UTDT-Universidad Torcuato di Tella); Brazil (FGV - Escola de Administracao de Empresas de Sao Paulo da Fundacao Getulio Vargas); Chile (PUC-Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile & Universidad Adolfo Ibanez); Costa Rica (INCAE); Mexico (ITAM-Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico & ITESM-Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey); Peru (ESAN - Escuela de Administracion de Negocios para Graduados); Venezuela (IESA-Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion); Israel (Tel Aviv University); South Africa (University of Cape Town & WITS Business School-University of Witwatersrand)

  • Women Support Groups:

    http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/Programs/MBA/Apply/female.cfm

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill include:

Michele Buck - Chief Growth Officer, The Hershey Company

Gary Parr - Deputy Chairman, Lazard Freres and Co.

Brent Callinicos - VP & Treasurer, Google, Inc.

Julian Robertson - Tiger Management, Hedge Fund

Rolf Hoffmann - SVP, Amgen, Inc.

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $82,784

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Bank of America, Deloitte Consulting, Wells Fargo, IBM, Johnson & Johnson

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Finance / Accounting 39% $103,069
Financial Services 29% $103,971
Consulting 23% $111,425
Consulting 21% $114,902
Marketing / Sales 20% $102,166
General Management 9% $99,575
Other 5% $95,002
Manufacturing 5% $102,872
Other 3% $96,333
Operations / Logistics 3% $95,750

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 77%
Three Month Employment 91%
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