Concentrations

Elective courses allow you to customize your MBA@UNC experience, and you may choose to concentrate in a specific business discipline to advance your career. Few top MBA programs for working professionals offer as much flexibility and customization opportunities.

  • Corporate Finance
  • The Corporate Finance concentration teaches a core set of skills necessary in corporate finance positions. These skills are also important in other careers such as consulting. MBA@UNC students further develop the skills and knowledge base to grow existing careers in:

    • Investment banks
    • Commercial banks
    • Financial consulting and general management consulting
    • Venture capital and private equity firms
    • Corporate finance within Fortune 500 large-cap and mid-cap companies

    Below are elective courses that we recommend for this concentration.

    • Corporate Finance
    • Derivatives
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Fixed Income
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Real Estate
    • Taxes and Business Strategy

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  • Entrepreneurship
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler has a long history of award-winning innovation in entrepreneurial pedagogy. The Entrepreneurship concentration covers a broad spectrum, including specialty topics such as entrepreneurship within and outside the firm, managing innovation, strategy, and social entrepreneurship.

    Below are elective courses that we recommend for this concentration.

    • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    • New Ventures Discovery
    • Corporate Strategy
    • Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies
    • Managing Innovation
    • Business Innovation and Technology Management

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  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Firms are looking to reduce total costs, enhance revenues, and meet the demands of their customer base. Global Supply Chain Management has emerged as a core competency for competing in the 21st century.

    The Global Supply Chain Management concentration is designed for students who wish to pursue career depth in the field as well as for those who intend to develop more broad-based expertise in the area as a support for other careers.

    Below are elective courses that we recommend for this concentration.

    • Global Supply Chain Management
    • Modeling
    • Project Management

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  • Investment Management
  • The Investment Management concentration is designed for MBA@UNC students already in financial roles to prepare for leadership positions on both the buy and sell sides of securities markets, including:

    • Security analysis and portfolio management
    • Capital markets
    • Sales and trading
    • Private wealth management

    Below are elective courses that we recommend for this concentration.

    • Derivatives
    • Fixed Income
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Statement Analysis
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Taxes and Business Strategy

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  • Marketing
  • To be effective, managers must view products, services and customers as assets. The Marketing concentration builds skills in services marketing, customer management, product management, global marketing strategy and market analysis. This concentration is appropriate for MBA@UNC students interested in advancing an existing marketing career or students who want to build some marketing skills to make a reasonable career switch.

    Below are elective courses that we recommend for this concentration.

    • Global Marketing Strategy
    • Services Marketing
    • Managerial Accounting

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  • Sustainable Enterprise
  • Sustainable Enterprise is a way of doing business that makes profits through means that reduce harm to society and the environment. It turns challenges into business opportunities that serve a triple bottom line of profits, society and the environment. The result is often unique market solutions that leapfrog the competition or help firms to enter new markets with products better suited to long term growth.

    This concentration applies across functions and industries. It complements other career concentrations taken at the same time. Students taking it will learn how to craft strategies that help companies pursue a triple bottom line, a skill that more and more companies say they seek.

    Below are elective courses that we recommend for this concentration.

    • Sustainable Enterprise
    • Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies
    • Global Context of Business

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