Overview

Applicants
2,151
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.38
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
680 - 720
GPA
3.19 - 3.60

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
October 15

Round 1
October 15

Round 2
December 10

Round 3
January 14

Round 4
March 11

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
5:1
Total Faculty
123

100
Full-time
30
Female
1
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The core values of excellence, leadership, integrity, community, and teamwork factor into every aspect of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Here, small group activities, case studies, and a “very rigorous” early focus on the standard MBA disciplines lay the foundation for a flexible, global curriculum that sends “incredibly well-prepared” MBAs into the real world. All students participate in practical experiences with real-word consequences, and have the option of more than 125 electives to tailor their degree to their career intentions. “I now know exactly how to go about continuing learning any and all topics related to my post-MBA career,” says a student.

When you spend as much time with “bright and passionate” professors who are experts in their fields as you do at Kenan-Flagler, “the learning curve really takes off,” and outside of the core classes, there are “many industry practitioners [who give] a great balance to the theory.” The faculty does an excellent job of balancing the material “so that it keeps both finance newbies and experts engaged.” The school is noted for its programs in entrepreneurship and healthcare, and while many students say that the administration is “still trying to figure out their big picture goal,” the professors “don’t let it affect them” and “the vast majority of the operations of the school are smooth.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Investment Banking
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Product Management
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration

Center for Research

Accounting
Entrepeneurship
Healthcare Administration
Finance
International Business
Leadership/Management
Real Estate


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description
The UNC Kenan-Flagler Sustainable Enterprise program prepares students to lead and strategically approach social, environmental, and governance challenges. With innovative and wide-ranging course topics, the Sustainable Enterprise curriculum is structured to complement the functional disciplines of marketing, operations, finance, entrepreneurship, and consulting. More info here: http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/sustainable-enterprise/education/mba-concentration

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
MBA students have the opportunity to do in depth research with Kenan-Flagler Faculty by applying for the Kenan Scholars program. This elite group of students are recognized for their superior scholarship and genuine interest in putting academics into action and have the unique opportunity to supplement their classroom learning with hands-on leadership and research experiences. This world-class, transformative educational Program inspires students to engage in thought leadership while gaining practical experience and skills that will advance their research competences and leadership skills. http://www.kenaninstitute.unc.edu/index.php/kenan-scholars/ . MBA’s can also apply to serve as a CSE Leadership Associate. CSE Leadership Associates play an important role in strengthening critical bonds between CSE, MBA, and BSBA students. Associates work to incorporate MBA and BSBA interests into CSE programs and activities, conducting benchmarking research and serve as representatives of the Center. http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/sustainable-enterprise/education/cse-fellows.

School's environmental commitment 1:
During MBA orientation, the MBA Program office works with the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the UNC Sustainability office to promote the 3 Zero Initiative: Water Neutrality, Zero Waste to Landfills, Greenhouse Gas Neutrality. The team promotes and reinforces the school's commitment to sustainability by having all students sign the following pledge: "I pledge to make UNC and the world better for myself and future generations by living more sustainably. In my daily actions, I will strive to support environmental quality, economic vitality, and societal well-being." For more information: http://carolinagreen.unc.edu/onlinepledge/

School's environmental commitment 2:
The Center for Sustainable Enterprise hosts the Perspectives in Sustainability series to provide all students the opportunity to hear from thought leaders in various industries and roles about their successes and challenges. http://blog.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/consider-a-life-of-impact/

School's environmental commitment 3:
UNC Kenan-Flagler along with the University promotes and encourages all events to adhere to the Green Event guidelines by encouraging staff and students to attend workshops and training on how to host a certified green event. http://facilities.unc.edu/operations/building-services/waste-reduction/campus-recycling/green-events/

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$111,082
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
91%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
74%
School Facilitiated
26%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
88%
School Facilitiated
11%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

34%
Finance/Accounting
21%
Marketing
21%
Consulting
14%
General Management
6%
Other
4%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

29%
South
20%
Northeast
17%
Mid-Atlantic
14%
West
10%
Southwest
8%
Midwest
2%
International

Students Say

The courses in data analytics are “top-notch for entry into today’s job market” and the “Leadership development is really wonderful.” The sense of community extends beyond the classroom: alumni “love the UNC brand” and “there are many opportunities to interact with them,” as well as chances to engage with the greater UNC university, the local community, and with partner universities in the area. Indeed, many students chose UNC because of its numerous dual degree options with nearby schools, and while the academic demands are at points rigorous they are “on the whole manageable.” The administration is notably good at “making important changes to improve recruiting” and “adjusts well to the dynamic nature of student needs/class profile,” as evidenced by the school’s reputation and excellent placement rates.

The Career club preparation is a somewhat unsung hero of the school, and some clubs (particularly investment banking, real estate, and energy) have strong career prep features: they “basically help you prepare/get you an internship offer without needing much support from the school” and “are your best source and avenue towards landing an internship and seeking full time opportunities,” says a student. Professors also “do an excellent job of marrying classroom theory with real world application at all levels.”


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 34% $115,000 $112,757 $72,000 $155,000
Consulting 21% $120,000 $116,579 $82,000 $152,500
Marketing / Sales 21% $100,000 $101,549 $50,000 $135,000
General Management 14% $113,000 $112,583 $65,000 $151,000
Other 6% $110,000 $106,818 $53,000 $135,000
Operations / Logistics 4% $120,000 $117,143 $92,000 $125,000

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 19% $120,000 $118,108 $80,000 $135,000
Technology 19% $115,000 $110,946 $50,000 $151,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 15% $110,000 $107,111 $53,000 $130,500
Consulting 12% $120,000 $121,511 $82,000 $152,500
Real Estate 11% $112,500 $109,565 $72,000 $155,000
Consumer Products 7% $102,500 $102,125 $90,000 $110,000
Manufacturing 6% $111,500 $111,750 $84,000 $130,000
Other 4% $99,750 $100,243 $85,000 $113,000
Government 1%
Petroleum / Energy 1% $115,000 $115,000 $110,000 $120,000

Prominent Alumni

Michele Buck
President and CEO, The Hershey Company

Julian Robertson
Founder, Tiger Management Corp.

Richard Allison
President, Domino's International

Jason Liberty
CFO, Royal Caribbean

Gary Parr
Senior Managing Director, Apollo Management Group

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$60,964

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$39,903

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
70%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
35%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
68%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
35%

New Students Receiving Loans
52%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$43,015
Tuition (Out-State)
$58,138
Fees (In-State)
$3,114
Fees (Out-State)
$3,114

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$21,846
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$21,846
Academic Expenses
$1,604

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
581
Part Time
0%

In State
23.6%
Out of State
76.4%
Foreign Countries Represented
36

Demographics

13.40%
Underrepresented Minorities
27.00%
International

30% female
70% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Being in a small town is “wonderful for bonding with classmates and establishing a solid network.” There are “plenty of options for social interaction as well as career/academic-focused interaction,” and student professional clubs are “well-attended by first years and well-run by second years.” Students here “will work hard and help and do so without drama,” and while they have “immense analytical horsepower, a desire to challenge the status quo, and really explore their life after school,” there is still a very real culture of being “laid back and collaborative.”

The school is “extremely good at vetting the incoming class of MBA students,” and make sure that everyone who attends is “friendly and down-to-earth.” Each class is “very diverse” and there is always something to do, “especially if one wants to learn about a new culture.” Additionally, there is enough flexibility and opportunity to exercise both a social and intellectual life; for instance, several Thursdays a month, the school will host “Carolina Casuals” where people “can bring their kids and hang out with other classmates.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Stephanie Williams
Executive Director, MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment

Address
CB #3490, McColl Building
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3490
United States

Phone
919-962-3236

Fax
919-962-0898

Email
27705


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