Application Requirements

UNC Kenan-Flagler seeks students whose academic background, professional experience and leadership abilities meet the rigorous demands of our top-ranked programs.

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If you are ready to take the next step in your career as a global leader, you can apply online for MBA@UNC.

Test Scores

UNC Kenan-Flagler requires either an official GMAT or GRE score report of all applicants as a general policy. However, the Admissions Committee will consider, on a case-by-case basis, GMAT waiver requests for the MBA@UNC program. Please note that no GMAT/GRE waiver is automatic and an approved waiver request does not guarantee admission to the program. To learn more about requesting a waiver, visit our GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy page.

Our school code for the GMAT test is D40.HL.07 and the GRE test is 0024.

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If English is not your native language, you will be required to take the TOEFLIELTS 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.

Academic Background

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.

Employment Experience

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.

Letters Of Recommendation

You are required to submit three professional recommendations with your application that speak to your dedication and professional abilities.

Personal Interview

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.

Application Fee

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 Applicants

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 may submit an application for admission without an official academic transcript review by the World Education Service (WES). Once an International student is admitted to the program, their academic transcripts will need to be reviewed by WES. 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.

Students submitting international credentials that require WES (World Education Service) evaluation will have the cost of the evaluation covered by the MBA@UNC program upon admission to the program. To learn more about this process, please contact a member of the Admissions Team at 1.888.9UNC.MBA or OnlineMBA@unc.edu.

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