Overview

Applicants
2,237
Acceptance Rate
36%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.36
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
670 - 730
GPA
3.10 - 3.62

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
October 16

Round 1
October 16

Round 2
December 4

Round 3
January 15

Round 4
March 12

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
121

100
Full-time
26
Female
1
Minority


Students Say

Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill attracts students "that are not just academically and professionally driven, but also socially oriented," and the resulting "collaborative leadership culture combined with academic excellence" and the strength of the alumni network is known across the business world. Customized courses, executive coach feedback, and real-life learning opportunities such as capstone courses or the school's portfolio of student-managed funds are just a few of the highlights of the globally oriented program. Though the leadership and real estate programs are probably the best known, the growing healthcare program "leverages the other programs at UNC such as the med school and policy school." There are no "listen-only" classes: attention and effort must be paid ("the administration is strict with regard to academic performance"), and though the core curriculum is tough, students say that "when the electives start, things can get better if you plan accordingly."

Professors here are universally amazing "both academically and in their willingness to help students succeed by connecting them with their networks." They are very open to pushing new ideas, and a majority have entered teaching after spending part or all of their career in the business world "so their lessons and coursework reflects applicable, current business issues." Often, the person teaching the class is the author of the selected case study, and so are "fantastic at engaging students and getting them involved with the discussion of the material." Though some assignments take a lot of work, "it's completely worth the time to be prepared for the discussion." There are "little restrictions on what classes [students] can take," and almost half of all students are able to work global experiences into their studies.



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
$111,922
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
90%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
77%
School Facilitiated
23%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

33%
Finance/Accounting
26%
Consulting
19%
Marketing
15%
General Management
3%
Operations/Logistics
4%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

40%
South
16%
West
15%
Northeast
9%
Mid-Atlantic
9%
Midwest
8%
Southwest
2%
International

Students Say

Communication skills really set Kenan-Flagler MBA students apart, and there are "required communications classes that make everyone better able to present their ideas." Second-year students are "very highly involved in the development and job placement of first year students" and there is "plenty of support to help students wade through the core curriculum, from tutoring to professor office hours." A dedicated MBA Career Management Center is always at the ready to assist with the job search, and the "extremely strong" network of alumni "are just as willing to help as our current students." Recent employers of UNC Kenan-Flagler 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 33% $112,000 $110,092 $57,500 $150,000
Consulting 26% $117,500 $117,821 $75,000 $147,000
Marketing / Sales 19% $104,000 $105,593 $63,700 $147,000
General Management 15% $110,000 $110,405 $70,000 $140,000
Information Technology 4% $110,000 $111,500 $105,000 $117,500
Operations / Logistics 3% $111,000 $110,833 $95,000 $128,000
Other 0%

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 24% $120,000 $113,366 $60,000 $140,000
Technology 18% $111,000 $112,290 $86,500 $147,000
Consulting 17% $132,500 $126,251 $90,000 $147,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 9% $105,000 $102,547 $74,400 $118,900
Real Estate 8% $107,500 $108,125 $57,500 $150,000
Manufacturing 7% $109,000 $106,542 $90,000 $115,000
Consumer Products 6% $104,000 $100,208 $63,700 $108,000
Other 5% $96,000 $101,554 $75,000 $180,000
Petroleum / Energy 2% $115,000 $113,000 $95,000 $125,000

Prominent Alumni

Jason Liberty
CFO, Royal Caribbean

Julian Robertson
Founder, Tiger Management Corp.

Donna Dean
Chief Investment Officer, The Rockefeller Foundation

Gary Parr
Vice Chairman, Lazard

Michele Buck
President and CEO, The Hershey Company

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$60,305

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$34,875

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
76%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
43%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
74%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
43%

New Students Receiving Loans
57%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$40,015
Tuition (Out-State)
$56,138
Fees (In-State)
$3,091
Fees (Out-State)
$3,091

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$22,982
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$22,982
Academic Expenses
$1,442

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
574
Part Time
0%


Demographics

17.10%
Minorities
29.10%
International

30% female
70% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Chapel Hill is "a college town with a huge emphasis on collaboration and intellectual curiosity," and "building social networks is emphasized." Kenan-Flagler students find their classmates to be "very friendly, outgoing, and smart," and there is a "rigorous academic, recruiting, and social calendar" to uphold. The quality of life at the school is very high and the close proximity of most students to campus "makes it possible for the MBA class to really get to know each other." "Chapel Hill and our campus have an element of fantasy: we live and work in a fortress on a hill in the middle of a forest," says one student. There are weekly events constantly being planned by clubs as well as smaller groups; "the weather is fantastic, the food is amazing, and students are also engaged in a wide range of sports." The school "always prepares events to include the family" (such as the weekly Carolina Casual dinner), and students themselves are "extremely vibrant in the diversity of activities they organize" and are given "a great deal of flexibility and control over the social experience."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Melissa Hlavac
Managing Director, MBA Programs

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

Phone
9194899493

Fax
919-962-0898

Email
27705


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