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Bringing Credibility to Online MBA Programs

We believe this is the beginning of something pretty incredible, and it’s gratifying to see that others agree with us. Check out the article that John Byrne, former editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek and founder of Poets & Quants, wrote for his influential website and published by CNN Money/Fortune on Friday:

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MBA Scholarships for Women at Kenan-Flagler

There are a number of scholarships and grants available for women looking to finance an MBA degree. For women interested in pursuing one of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA programs, the following financial aid opportunities are available:

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Approaching your Employer about Financing your MBA

In fact, many companies sponsor high potential students in MBA programs as part of their employee retention strategy. Investigate if your firm has a tuition assistance program. Benefits can range from hundreds of dollars to tens of thousand of dollars annually. If your company doesn’t have a formal tuition assistance program, you might be able to convince your management to partially or fully fund your education if you present a compelling case.

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Super Bowl Sunday: By the Numbers

Beyond the fanfare and game day hype, there are significant economic effects behind Super Bowl Sunday. This year, the New York Giants and the New England Patriots will compete for the Vince Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl XLVI while millions of Americans watch.

Here is a closer look at how the big game will have a financial impact on different industries.

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UNC Welcomes Third Class to Online MBA Program

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming the third MBA@UNC class! This new, stellar group kicked off the business studies with UNC Kenan-Flagler earlier this month.

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Student Voices: Kicking off 2012 with MBA@UNC

So here I am, getting ready to start term 3 tonight and I am actually looking forward to class tonight. There is something familiar in the routine, plus I’m looking forward to catching up with my classmates (we’ll see if the private chat stays up and running all term). It seems we really have become a “family” as we move through this adventure together and that fact makes prospects for 2012 even better.

Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley [Interactive Infographic]

For decades, Silicon Valley has been synonymous with innovation. It is difficult to dispute this claim given that it’s the home to technology and Internet giants such as Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook. While it hasn’t lost its staying power, other hotspots for entrepreneurship and technology have emerged over the past ten years, in particular, New York’s “Silicon Alley”.

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Recap: Our First Student Immersion Weekend

At the end of each quarter, MBA@UNC students have the opportunity to attend in-person immersions. The focus of last weekend’s immersion was leadership development to help our students develop a better understanding of their strengths in the context of team collaboration and individual work.

Student Voices: Being a Global Citizen with MBA@UNC

To me, the MBA@UNC program is the embodiment of the kind of technological innovation that will keep us advancing. As little as 10 years ago, a program like MBA@UNC was unimaginable. That a student in North Carolina could be in the same class as someone in California seemed unlikely. Now, the reality is that students may be states (or even continents!) apart, but twice a week, we are in the same place.

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Student Voices: MBA in the Palm of My Hand

A number of years ago, while working in sales at an investment bank, I tried taking a business course at NYU. I was unexpectedly sent to work in Hong Kong a month into the semester. Too late to drop the course, I missed several classes and the midterm – all of that time and money went down the drain. I did not wanting to interrupt my career with a full-time program, so I put aside my business school aspirations – until MBA@UNC came along.

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