Lindsay Chason’s family is chock full of University of North Carolina alumni, including her father, mother, grandmother and even her aunts and uncles. In addition, many of Chason’s colleagues and managers at Home Depot attended UNC, and they have been known to shout “Go Heels” when they see her wearing a UNC shirt at the gym. For Chason, this common bond translates into an inexplicable yet instant alliance. Because of the strength of UNC’s network, Chason’s heart was always set on attending UNC if she decided to pursue an MBA—which is exactly what she did in 2012.
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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.
White House senior advisors invited UNC Kenan-Flagler Dean Doug Shackelford as part of a small group of deans from leading U.S. business schools to discuss best practices for the 21st century workplace.