New York: June 2014

New York City skyline photo

New York City Immersion 2014

In June 2014, MBA@UNC students joined their classmates, professors and industry leaders in New York City for an immersion experience focusing on media and finance. Sessions challenged students to explore how companies can find new ways of telling their stories in a fast-shifting technological landscape, and learn from the successes and failures that followed the 2008 financial crisis. Along the way, students were able to network with peers and faculty, participate in collaborative learning exercises, and even visit some of New York’s iconic institutions such as the New York Times and Bloomberg Financial.


Featured Keynote Speakers

Finance Track:

Media Track:

Gary Parr
Vice Chairman
Lazard
Justin Smith
CEO
Bloomberg Media Group
Sallie Krawcheck
Business Leader
Ellevate Network
Raju Narisetti
Senior VP of Strategy
News Corp
Gil Caffray
Chief Investment Officer
Tiger Management LLC
John Kosner
EVP, Digital and Print Media
ESPN


Throughout the weekend, students also had the opportunity to hear from leading influencers from companies such as The New York Times, A&E Networks, American Express, National Football League, Foursquare, City Light Capital, 2U GrowHack, and Zady.com, as well as a number of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s accomplished faculty members.


Immersion Highlights

The New York Immersion allowed students to explore media and finance from the heart of one of the nation’s most diverse and bustling cities.

The festivities kicked off with a town hall gathering that welcomed students to the event and set the stage for a weekend of hands-on learning.

Students in the Finance track of the immersion had the opportunity to hear a unique insider’s perspective on the 2008 financial crisis from Gary Parr, vice chairman of Lazard and UNC Kenan-Flagler alumnus.

One of the many renowned speakers that students had the opportunity to meet was Gill Caffray, the chief investment officer of Tiger Management LLC, who spoke to students about investing from multiple viewpoints.

Taking in the local culture is one of the many privileges immersion attendees enjoy. Here, students had the chance to take a sightseeing and dinner cruise along the Hudson River.

Students hit the streets of New York to gain hands-on experience. Here, students visit the New York Times headquarters.

Networking and socializing is a crucial element of the immersion experience. At the end of day two, students gathered for a rooftop happy hour on Hudson Terrace for networking, appetizers and drinks.

One of our keynote speakers in the Finance track of the immersion was Sallie Krawcheck, business leader at Ellevate Network, who shared her experience starting her own businesses and learning to succeed in a competitive landscape.

“Growth Hacking” was the topic of conversation in this session with Mattan Griffel, CEO of One Month, as he discussed strategies for growing a business on a large scale while maintaining a small budget.

Among the many sessions available to students, this panel of executives focused on how entrepreneurs and operators raise money to run their businesses. Among the panel were Rob Cohen of 2U, Inc. (left), and Jeff Glueck of Matrix Partners (center).

 

To learn more about the events of each day, visit our blog recaps of Day One, Day Two and Day Three. If you would like more information about our upcoming immersion, contact an admissions counselor today.

 

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