Cristina Fitzsimmons graduated valedictorian from MBA@UNC—and she is proof that one can successfully juggle school, work and family while pursuing a degree.
Launching a business is a complex challenge with many moving parts. Getting a venture off the ground demands dedication and drive, and there are a variety of strategic skills that are crucial for long-term success. In a competitive market, how do you get the attention of investors and, moreover, your target audience? These are questions that Allison Hughes asked herself before she decided to enter the MBA@UNC program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Offered four times per year, MBA@UNC immersions are unique opportunities for students to meet in some of the business world’s most important cities, confer with top professors and industry leaders, and collaborate with their fellow students to apply what they have learned to real-life challenges. On day three of the New York Global Immersion, finance track students will spend their closing sessions considering the impact and implications of ethics in financial services with UNC Kenan-Flagler professor Stephen Arbogast and learning from the invaluable career experience of Sallie Krawcheck, founder of Ellevate (formerly 85 Broads). The media track’s closing sessions will examine modern media marketing from every angle, including a practitioner panel with marketing specialists from A&E Networks and American Express OPEN. Join us as we blog live from the final day in New York City.
This weekend, 323 MBA@UNC students have assembled in New York City to participate in one of four immersion weekends offered each year. For media track students, day two will focus on recent macro-level shifts in various sectors of the media industry, including a moderated discussion on the evolution of sports entertainment featuring John Kosner of ESPN and Vishal Shah of NFL. Finance track students will spend today delving deeply into topics on investment, featuring discussions on private equity, hedge funds, and venture capital with business leaders like Jeff Glueck of Matrix Partners and Rob Cohen of 2U.
Four times each year, MBA@UNC students gather in cities around the world for three days to connect and collaborate with classmates, top UNC faculty, and renowned business leaders. With over 323 student participants, this event in New York City is our largest immersion to date. Our students have the option to focus on one of two important industries: finance and media.
As a top-ranked business school, UNC Kenan-Flagler seeks out highly motivated individuals with a passion for leadership and a strong academic record. So what else makes an ideal MBA@UNC applicant? We spoke with Beth Flye, director of admissions for MBA@UNC at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, to find out.
Whether you’re interested in launching your own startup, designing a new product to fill a gap in the market or even stepping in to lead an existing business, entrepreneurship is an exciting path. However, without keen business acumen to complement your idea, your venture may not succeed. For this reason, many ambitious entrepreneurs are earning Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees to augment their ideas and improve their prospects for success.
When Lauri De Ciccio decided to enroll in MBA@UNC, she was struggling to generate interest in her new Web site, ToddlerResource.com External link. Through online MBA entrepreneurship courses, De Ciccio gained the support and resources she needed to take her venture to the next level.
UNC Kenan-Flagler graduates 60 students from its online MBA program, MBA@UNC, on April 5, 2014.