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

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 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

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 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 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
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