From the School

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.

Overview

Applicants
1,498
Acceptance Rate
45%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.33
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT
650 - 710
GPA
3.10 - 3.54

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
October 18

Round 1
October 18

Round 2
December 9

Round 3
January 13

Round 4
March 14

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews
Extracurricular Activities
Work Experience
Other Factors

Overall

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.
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.”


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
5:1
Total Faculty
115

100
Full-time
23
Female
1
Minority


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description
UNC Kenan-Flagler provides an MBA concentration in sustainable enterprise composed of 20 electives. This concentration applies across functions and industries and complements other career concentrations taken at the same time. Students taking it learn how to craft strategies that help companies pursue a triple bottom line. Over 30% of the class of 2012 obtained the concentration in Sustainable Enterprise. More information: http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/sustainable-enterprise/education/mba-concentration. Undergraduate Business and MBA for Executive students also have the opportunity to take courses in sustainability.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
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: http://extranet.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/kicse/default.aspx

School's environmental commitment 1:
Former Dean Jim Dean set an ambitious goal for UNC Kenan-Flagler to be paperless by 2015. The Executive MBA and Daytime MBA programs now offer electronic course pack options. The Undergraduate Business program is running a pilot program offering electronic course packs. Faculty are allowing tablet-type devices in the classroom and new technology is being installed to reduce and eliminate the need for paper across the business school.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The UNC Kenan-Flagler 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.

School's environmental commitment 3:
For the last 8 years, UNC Kenan-Flager has hosted the Sustainable Venture Capital Investment 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: http://www.svcic.org/

Career overview

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.

Career Rating
98
Average Starting Salary
$105,397

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
46%
School Facilitiated
32%
Unknown
22%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
46%
School Facilitiated
32%
Unknown
22%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

39%
Finance/Accounting
23%
Consulting
20%
Marketing
9%
General Management
3%
Operations/Logistics
3%
Other
2%
Human Resources
1%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

35%
South
26%
Northeast
12%
Mid-Atlantic
9%
West
6%
International
6%
Midwest
6%
Southwest

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 39% $100,000 $103,069 $70,000 $250,000
Consulting 23% $105,000 $111,425 $61,000 $135,000
Marketing / Sales 20% $100,000 $102,166 $85,000 $150,000
General Management 9% $110,000 $111,500 $95,000 $135,000
Operations / Logistics 3% $91,500 $95,750 $85,000 $115,000
Other 3% $100,000 $96,333 $70,000 $110,000
Human Resources 2%
Information Technology 1%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 29% $100,000 $103,971 $70,000 $150,000
Consulting 21% $120,000 $114,902 $75,000 $135,000
Consumer Products 10% $100,000 $97,875 $85,000 $115,000
Real Estate 10% $96,250 $105,906 $80,000 $250,000
Technology 10% $106,305 $109,079 $70,000 $150,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 6% $105,000 $103,500 $93,000 $114,000
Manufacturing 5% $102,000 $102,872 $99,600 $110,000
Petroleum / Energy 3% $95,000 $96,000 $85,000 $110,000
Non-profit 1%

Prominent Alumni

Rolf Hoffmann
SVP, Amgen, Inc.

Julian Robertson
Tiger Management, Hedge Fund

Brent Callinicos
Chief Financial Officer, Uber Technologies

Gary Parr
Deputy Chairman, Lazard Freres and Co.

Michele Buck
President, The Hershey Company – North America

Overview

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.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$52,915

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$19,967

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
73%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
64%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
76%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
68%

New Students Receiving Loans
56%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$31,510
Tuition (Out-State)
$50,942
Fees (In-State)
$3,055
Fees (Out-State)
$3,055

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$21,534
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$21,534
Academic Expenses
$2,400

Overall

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

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
576
Out of State
75%

In State
99%
Foreign Countries Represented
21

Demographics

12.00%
Minorities
28.00%
International

27% female
73% male

Campus Life

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

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Sherry Wallace
Director, MBA Admissions

Address
CB #3490, McColl Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490

Phone
919-962-3236

Email
mba_info@unc.edu
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Key Stats

1,498
Applicants
576
Size
45%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists