UNC Kenan-Flagler seeks students whose academic background, professional experience and leadership abilities meet the rigorous demands of our top-ranked programs.
If you are ready to take the next step in your career as a global leader, you can apply online for MBA@UNC.
You must have a bachelor’s degree. We evaluate your ability to perform from your academic transcripts and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. Our school code for the GMAT test is D40.HL.07 and the GRE test is 0024. Please mail official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to: MBA@UNC, 8201 Corporate Dr. Suite 900, Landover, MD 20785.
MBA@UNC applicants must have a minimum of two years of professional work experience. While we value advanced degrees as part of an application they are not a substitute for work experience.
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You are required to submit three professional recommendations with your application that speak to your dedication and professional abilities.
Basic business knowledge is required for all students enrolled in MBA@UNC. You must have an understanding of basic accounting, statistics, finance and economics principles. You will also be expected to be comfortable using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
There are four essay questions on the application — three required and one optional — which will be used to evaluate your written communication skills. The essays should be no more than two double-spaced pages.
To take a free GMAT simulation test, visit www.gmat.kenan-flagler.unc.edu.
If you hold an advanced degree in a technical field (science, technology, engineering, medicine or math), you may be eligible to receive a GRE/GMAT waiver. Contact an admissions counselor at 1.888.9UNC.MBA to learn more about applying for a GRE/GMAT waiver.
If English is not your native language, you will be required to take the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic exam. Our school code for these tests is 5816. You do not need to submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score if you:
- Earned an undergraduate or graduate degree at a U.S. college or university
- Conducted your total education in English in a native English-speaking country
- Earned an undergraduate degree or graduate degree from India. We will request test scores from some Indian candidates as needed.
An interview is required for admission into MBA@UNC. After we receive your transcripts from undergraduate and graduate coursework, we will contact you to set up a personal interview. Interviews will be conducted in English via video conference using a basic webcam, which is integrated into most laptop computers.
The application fee for MBA@UNC is $145 and it is non-refundable.
All U.S. military service members, both active duty and veterans, qualify for an application fee waiver. Also, candidates who are currently employed by Teach For America, Americorps or the Peace Corps, or who have successfully completed their service within the past three years, are eligible for a fee waiver. Candidates who qualify for an application fee waiver must send a formal request to the Office of Admissions along with supporting documentation of their current military status or employment before submitting the application. Military applicants should submit a copy of Form DD-214 or other proof of service (i.e. Statement of Service or Leave and Earnings statement). A refund cannot be issued for an application fee already paid.
International candidates must have a college-level education equivalent to an American undergraduate or baccalaureate degree (the same as a first university degree). Generally this is a four-year degree. There are a number of universities around the world that offer three-year undergraduate programs. If you received a bachelor’s degree upon completion of one of these three-year undergraduate programs, you are eligible to apply to our program.
International students will need to have your academic transcripts reviewed by the World Education Service. They will compare your international education and grades with the U.S. system and produce an evaluation report to help us determine if your credentials meet the qualifications of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
To have your international credentials evaluated, please contact the World Education Service and request the WES ICAP: International Credential Advantage Package. Fees for a complete course-by-course evaluation from WES can be found here.