Overview

Applicants
945
Acceptance Rate
49%
Years of Work Experience
9.8
Average Age
35

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
2.95 - 3.56
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
5%
Average Verbal GRE Score
153
Average Quantitative GRE Score
155
Average Writing GRE Score
4.1
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
145 - 150
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
150 - 156
GRE Writing (25th and 75th percentiles)
3.75 - 4.5

Deadlines

Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
12 Months
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$150
Out-of-State Application Fee
$150
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$150

Admissions Factors

Required

GMAT or GRE Scores
Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Letters Of Recommendation
Work Experience
Interview
Optional

Extracurricular Activities
State Residency
Other

Other Factors That Influence Admission
The GMAT/GRE is required for students with fewer than 6 years of work experience, but the requirement can be waived in special circumstances. If students have more than 7 years of experience, the GMAT/GRE is typically waived, but can be required in certain circumstances.

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)

Faculty Information

Students Say

The distinguishing features of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School online MBA@UNC program include flexibility, a strong core curriculum, and talented professors and students. The material covered in the program is “heavily invested in analytical skills” and is “also very big on leadership and management.” Students have the option to earn their MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship, “which is not offered at most schools.” The format of the program is comprised of both synchronous and asynchronous material, which “holds students accountable,” as it “reinforces learning” and “makes students to engage with each other.” “What the student learns from the material is on the student.” MBA@UNC students enjoy having “the ability to have synchronous sessions with classmates and professors,” as well as the “opportunity to meet classmates every quarter (or more often) in person.” “The rigor of the program is not lost through the use of an online platform”: The “live virtual classroom” gives students the feel of a traditional classroom with the convenience of being able to work from home or on the road. “Not needing to take a break in my career is a massive strength,” says one student. The program offers “the best combination of quality and convenience” for those with “career or family demands.” The faculty at UNC is “exceptional.” “They are incredibly knowledgeable in their fields and are very approachable,” says a student. The faculty and administration truly want students to succeed and follow the “it takes a village notion” in order to make that happen. One student states, “I would say six out of eight professors have been excellent, and the non-excellent ones were still good. I have also felt consistently informed and aware of changes and happenings in the program from the administration.” Not only are MBA@UNC students surrounded by outstanding faculty, they are also “surrounded by classmates from the most prestigious tiers of their respective specialties.” “There is a strong showing by current and post-military personnel,” as well as an assortment of other professionals with varying experiences and knowledge. One student states, “Each person brings a unique perspective to the table, which has helped me think differently about business and working with/leading groups of people.”

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
114
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
77%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
38%

30%
Full-time
29%
Female
8%
Underrepresented Minorities

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
6

Chat rooms
Yes

Interactive transcripts
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Smartphone applications
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Finance
Yes

Management Consulting
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Center for Research

Economics
Yes

Energy
Yes

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Finance
Yes

International Business
Yes

Real Estate
Yes

Sustainability
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
No
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
Yes

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Jennifer Conrad
Dalton McMichael Distinguished Professor of Finance

Jay Swaminathan
GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations

Mark Lang
Thomas W. Hudson, Jr./Deloitte and Touche Distinguished Professor of Accounting

Valarie Zeithaml
David S. Van Pelt Family Distinguished Professor of Marketing

Jan-Benedict Steenkamp
Knox Massey Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Area Chair of Marketing

Career Services Overview

Students Say

The MBA@UNC program is “academically solid,” and opportunities for immersion are offered by UNC in “multiple locations throughout the year.” Students have the ability to network with classmates, professors, and business professionals in order to advance their careers. One student says, “I received my current job by networking at an immersion.” Another student claims, “I’ve been told by top business professionals that they believe this program is a top notch program that gives students a great education for the real world.” Still another student declares, “I have found myself communicating about my company and projects in a different language that has caught the eye of upper management.” Students rely on the professional faculty, “devoted to enhancing the learning experience of the students,” as well a “strong community of classmates,” described as “bright individuals who have extensive knowledge in their respective industries” to propel them even further in their careers.

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
28

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
-Unlimited career and leadership coaching for life including career exploration, positioning self for promotion, research resources, job search strategies and planning, personal branding materials (resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile reviews), interview and negotiation prep, onboarding planning, leadership development coaching, etc. -360 evaluation and executive coach debrief for every student -Virtual and in-person Career Fairs; Employer networking forums (5-6/year) -Resume books for employers -Over 80 live virtual and in-person programs / year on leadership, career management, and various industry topics; -Online Resource Hub with Career & Leadership content -MBA Job board for our working professional students (just-in-time hiring) - Free LinkedIn Premium membership for current students - Free Global Access Membership to WeWork

Graduates Employed by Region

30%
South
17%
Mid-Atlantic
17%
West
15%
Northeast
11%
Southwest
7%
Midwest
2%
International

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


Heather Antonucci
Vice President - Goldman Sachs & Co.

Jason Liberty
CFO - Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

Jamie DeMaria
Vice President of Strategy - Pack Health

David Hazlehurst
Commander - United States Navy

Poe Corn
Partner - Verve Healthcare Systems and Energy Conversion Corporation

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,884 $1,884
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $124,345 $124,345

Financial Aid Statistics


Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
69%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
31%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
38%

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$10,300

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$45,540

Average Debt at Graduation
$71,360

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
762
Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

In State
17.0%
Out of State
83.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

16.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
5.0%
International
83.0%
Out of State

28% female
72% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Stephanie Williams
Executive Director of Admissions & Student Recruitment

Address
CB 3490
300 Kenan Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC, 27599
United States

Phone
1-888-986-2622

Fax
919-962-0159

Email
OnlineMBA@unc.edu


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