Questions About Admissions
- What are the requirements for admission?
- Is work experience required?
- Is an undergraduate degree required?
- Do I have to take the GMAT?
- Is an interview required?
- Are there any prerequisite courses?
- What is required in the application?
- Do you accept transfer credits?
- If I begin my studies in MBA@UNC, can I later switch to another UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA program?
UNC Kenan-Flagler seeks students whose academic background, professional experience and leadership abilities meet the rigorous demands of our top-ranked programs. We look for candidates with strong professional and academic backgrounds who can thrive in our collaborative, team-based environment.
We require MBA@UNC applicants have a minimum of two years professional work experience. We value advanced degrees, but they are not a substitute for work experience.
You must have a bachelor’s degree. 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 4-year degree. There are a number of universities around the world that offer 3-year undergraduate programs. If you received a bachelor’s degree upon completion of one of these 3-year undergraduate programs, you are eligible to apply to our program.
You may apply to be considered for a GMAT/GRE waiver if you have a graduate degree (e.g. PhD, MS, MD) in a quantitative or technical field. If you think you may qualify, please contact us to request the GMAT waiver application. 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.
- You earned an undergraduate or graduate degree at a U.S. college or university
- You total education was conducted in English in a native English-speaking country
- You 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 the program. Interviews will be conducted via video conference, using a basic webcam like the type integrated into most laptop computers.
Basic business knowledge is required. You will need to understand basic accounting, statistics, finance, and economics principles. You also need to be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
The application for MBA@UNC is available for completion online. In addition to basic information, you will be required to submit essays, professional recommendations, all undergraduate and graduate school transcripts and your test scores. The online application instructions will guide you through this process, and our admissions counselors are available to answer your questions.
All UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA programs require students to complete the entire program; transfer credits are not accepted.
We admit a student uniquely into one of our five MBA programs, and the student is expected to complete his or her degree within that program.
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