Overview

Applicants
2,357
Acceptance Rate
34%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.41
Years Work Experience
5.1
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
680 - 730
GPA
3.20 - 3.60

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
October 16

Round 1
October 16

Round 2
December 4

Round 3
January 15

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
No

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
5:1
Total Faculty
115

100
Full-time
23
Female
1
Minority


Students Say

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 is also a summer sessions prior to the start of the academic year, and most students participate, 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."


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 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. (Updated website coming this spring). MBA students provide original thought leadership on the Sustainability blog. More info here: http://blog.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/tag/cse/

School's environmental commitment 1:
During MBA orientation, the MBA Program office worked with the Center for Sustainable Enterprise to provide all students with a Nalgene Carolina Green water bottle to use at refillable drinking fountains located around the business school and campus, and to promote and reinforce 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 integrity, social justice, and sustainable economic prosperity.” For more information: http://carolinagreen.unc.edu/onlinepledge/

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. A current project includes researching and presenting the most sustainable approach for Cafe McColl operations. For more information on Carolina Dining Services Sustainability impacts: http://dining.unc.edu/susty

School's environmental commitment 3:
For 10 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: http://www.investforimpactcompetition.org/

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$108,627
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
94%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
75%
School Facilitiated
23%
Graduate Facilitated
2%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

31%
Finance/Accounting
28%
Consulting
21%
Marketing
10%
General Management
5%
Operations/Logistics
5%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

40%
South
23%
Northeast
16%
West
10%
Mid-Atlantic
6%
Midwest
4%
Southwest
1%
International

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, par- ticularly 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 A.T. Kearney, Chevron, Roland Berger and Salesforce. 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 Amazon, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, and Pepsico.

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 31% $120,000 $110,600 $50,000 $133,000
Consulting 28% $119,000 $114,470 $51,006 $147,000
Marketing / Sales 21% $104,000 $102,620 $67,500 $135,000
General Management 10% $108,500 $106,888 $53,000 $135,000
Operations / Logistics 5% $97,500 $96,320 $60,000 $120,000
Other 5% $110,000 $98,167 $52,000 $135,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 23% $120,000 $116,837 $51,006 $147,000
Financial Services 18% $125,000 $114,342 $65,000 $130,000
Technology 16% $115,500 $110,476 $60,000 $135,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 10% $105,000 $103,788 $85,000 $120,000
Real Estate 10% $112,500 $108,550 $50,000 $125,000
Other 10% $94,800 $89,162 $52,000 $112,000
Consumer Products 8% $103,000 $98,667 $67,500 $110,000
Manufacturing 3% $101,000 $103,667 $95,000 $120,000
Petroleum / Energy 2% $92,500 $88,950 $72,800 $98,000

Prominent Alumni

Rolf Hoffmann
SVP, Amgen, Inc.

Julian Robertson
Founder, Tiger Management Corp.

Donna Dean
Chief Investment Officer, The Rockefeller Foundation

Gary Parr
Vice Chairman, Lazard

Michele Buck
President, North America, The Hershey Company

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$56,720

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$32,967

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
74%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
38%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
75%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
42%

New Students Receiving Loans
60%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$37,015
Tuition (Out-State)
$54,413
Fees (In-State)
$3,081
Fees (Out-State)
$3,081

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$23,198
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$23,198
Academic Expenses
$1,484

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
559

In State
23.0%
Out of State
77.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
32

Demographics

12.00%
Minorities
31.00%
International

26% female
74% male

Campus Life

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 week there are "endless socials that are extremely fun and inclusive" that bring together first and second years stu- dents 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 organi- zations" 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
United States

Phone
919-962-3236

Fax
919-962-0898

Email
mba_info@unc.edu