The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill campus
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill campus
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill campus
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill campus
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill campus
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill campus
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill campus
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill campus
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill campus
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill campus
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill campus

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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

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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You must have a bachelor's degree. International candidates must have a college-level education equivalent to an American undergraduate or baccalaureate degree (the same as a first university degree). Generally this is a 4-year degree. There are a number of universities around the world that offer 3-year undergraduate programs. If you received a bachelor’s degree upon completion of one of these 3-year undergraduate programs, you are eligible to apply to our program. We evaluate your ability to perform from your academic transcripts and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores.

Acceptance Rate
Average Undergrad GPA
Years Work Experience
Average Age

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
670 - 730
3.17 - 3.63


Early Application Deadline
October 17

Regular Application Deadline
March 13

Round 1
October 17

Round 2
December 12

Round 3
January 16

Round 4
March 13

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GMAT Score
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Degrees Offered

The Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA@UNC offers the opportunity to earn a Master of Business Administration degree through the Virtual Academic Center without relocating to Southern California. Blending state-of-the-art social technologies, prestigious faculty and rigorous course content, MBA@UNC gives working professionals anywhere in the world the flexibility of an online program combined with the top-quality business education offered on UNC's campus.

Academic Programs

MBA@UNC 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, MBA@UNC 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.
- Be part of UNC Kenan-Flagler's global community of faculty, classmates and successful alumni with unlimited learning and networking potential.


As an MBA@UNC student you will learn from professors who also teach in UNC Kenan-Flagler's other top-ranked MBA programs, so you can be sure you'll receive a high-quality business education. Our professors bring real-world experience to the online classroom. Many consult with major corporations and executives, allowing them to stay current with business issues and trends around the world. We attract esteemed teachers and researchers with global experience and awareness of cultural issues affecting business.







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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 ten 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.”


Courses in Sustainability

Sustainability course is

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Sustainable Enterprise program prepares students to lead and strategically approach social, environmental, and governance challenges. With over 24 innovative and wide-ranging course topics, the Sustainable Enterprise curriculum is structured to complement the functional disciplines of marketing, operations, finance, entrepreneurship, and consulting.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

MBA students work with faculty to author original teaching cases on sustainability topics. Student white papers and research articles on sustainability topics are published publicly in the Sustainability Knowledge Bank. More information:

School's environmental commitment 1:
Created Business Cares, a community service and philanthropic initiative of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. This program brings the school's core values and philanthropic pursuits together in an innovative and strategic way. Combining the talents and resources of the entire school community, Business Cares will have a greater impact on the local community and those organizations we strive to serve.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Net Impact Greening Committee, a committee of the MBA Net Impact Club, makes sustainability research and thinking actionable on campus and is committed to driving a change in thinking among UNC Kenan-Flagler stakeholders about the environmental impact of our school's actions. The school serves as a learning laboratory to achieve measurable improvements in sustainability. Recent success stories include establishing water bottle refilling stations throughout the school as retrofits to existing water fountains and 'Carolina Casuals Blue Cups'. Profits from cup sales will benefit a new Social Impact Summer Grant program, a new initiative that helps students use their business skills to make a long-term positive impact on the community.

School's environmental commitment 3:
For the last 9 years, UNC Kenan-Flager has hosted the Invest for Impact Competition, which brings together student teams from business schools around the world to participate in a competition that studies how ventures can maximize their environmental, social and financial bottom lines. More information:

Career overview

From The School

Leadership development and career support are integral components of MBA@UNC. You will benefit from the advice, support and resources necessary to prepare you for opportunities in the ever-changing global business environment, both during the program and after graduation.

Our experienced career development staff will help you:
Explore career options through research, expert panels, networking, workshops and coaching.
Develop a career plan that complements your interests, skills and goal.
Develop a polished resume that highlights your strengths, skills, and accomplishments.
Improve your overall effectiveness in marketing yourself within your organization and beyond.
Enhance your interviewing and networking skills.

Our work together begins with orientation and continues throughout your career.

Average Starting Salary
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation

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Students Say

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.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 30% $100,000 $99,753 $23,000 $150,000
Consulting 26% $110,000 $112,588 $25,000 $140,000
Marketing / Sales 26% $102,500 $102,111 $60,000 $130,000
General Management 12% $102,000 $101,797 $28,800 $131,250
Operations / Logistics 3% $115,000 $111,600 $83,000 $130,000
Other 3% $100,000 $100,000 $85,000 $115,000


Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 51% $100,000 $100,521 $23,000 $150,000
Consulting 36% $135,000 $120,556 $90,000 $140,000
Technology 30% $110,000 $110,702 $90,000 $131,250
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 27% $105,000 $100,069 $28,800 $120,000
Consumer Products 21% $100,000 $92,763 $25,000 $120,000
Other 16% $96,000 $93,000 $60,000 $115,000
Real Estate 14% $100,000 $94,871 $55,000 $115,000
Manufacturing 9% $103,500 $107,625 $100,000 $125,000
Petroleum / Energy 4% $115,000 $115,000 $115,000 $115,000
Media / Entertainment 3% $90,000 $95,000 $85,000 $110,000

Prominent Alumni

Rolf Hoffmann
SVP, Amgen, Inc.

Julian Robertson
Tiger Management, Hedge Fund

Donna Dean
Chief Investment Officer, The Rockefeller Foundation

Gary Parr
Deputy Chairman, Lazard Freres and Co.

Michele Buck
SVP, Global Chief Growth Officer, The Hershey Company


From The School

UNC Kenan-Flagler participates in the following financial options to assist students in paying their tuition:
Student loans: All students can be considered for student loans to cover tuition for MBA@UNC. UNC Kenan-Flagler has a student loan officer who provides dedicated assistance to applicants.
Fellowships: MBA@UNC awards a limited number of partial tuition fellowships to outstanding admitted applicants who have demonstrated excellence in many areas of their applications.
Corporate sponsorship: Some companies provide full or partial tuition support for employees. Preparing a request for corporate sponsorship can help maximize the likelihood of obtaining your company's support. Please contact your admissions counselor for more information on how to create an effective request.


Application Deadlines
Mar 1

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26% female
74% male

Campus Life

From The School

UNC Kenan-Flagler seeks students whose academic background, professional experience and leadership abilities meet the rigorous demands of our top-ranked programs.

Students Say

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.”

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Campus and Location

The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School is located in Chapel Hill, NC. The school offers a Master's of Business Administration (MBA), both on-campus and online.

Sherry Wallace
Director, MBA Admissions

CB #3490, McColl Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490
United States