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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Some people are big dreamers and risk takers. Full of drive and determination, these innovators are ready to seize new opportunities, start new enterprises and improve existing business models. According to Ted Zoller, who oversees the teaching and outreach programs of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School, these are the business leaders of the future.
Four times a year, MBA@UNC students have a unique opportunity to attend action-packed Global Immersions to get a closer look at how business works around the world. By participating in …
At this year’s Global Immersion in South Africa, a number of experts and thought leaders will convene to provide participants with a multidimensional understanding of current condition in this country. While examining and analyzing the issues and opportunities unique to South Africa, students will be able to enrich their knowledge of business, economics and other subjects. On day two, participants have the opportunity to explore Soweto, stopping at multiple historically and culturally significant sites along the way. Combined, the lectures and the tour give students a more comprehensive understanding of the past, present and future of South Africa.
The Global Immersions are just one component that differentiates MBA@UNC from other top MBA programs. Our trip to Johannesburg, South Africa features a number of guest speakers who will give students a rich understanding of the country’s business landscape and explain how the region’s business environment can be understood in a global context.
George Yanez is from North Carolina and now works as an associate product manager at ReverbNation (a fast-growing tech startup that provides online tools to music industry professionals). Yanez earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and spent 11 years working as a hardware engineer. He completed the MBA@UNC program in December 2013.
Faculty members are a valuable and integral part of any MBA program, and MBA@UNC faculty bring countless years of industry experience and knowledge to the classroom. Among those is Kenan-Flagler Marketing Professor Dr. William Putsis. The author of Compete Smarter, Not Harder: A Process for Developing the Right Priorities Through Strategic Thinking, Putsis focuses on applying game models of competition, competitive strategy, product line strategy and sports marketing. Learn About MBA@UNC from Professor Putsis here.
MBA@UNC attracts a diverse group of busy professionals from across the country. One quality they all share is their deep commitment to professional and personal development. Candice Brown is a prime example of this development-minded spirit and was chosen as the October cohort’s student commencement speaker. The MBA@UNC blog recently spoke with Brown about how the program has helped her grow professionally, where she completed some of her coursework (hint: it required a passport), and what she plans to do next.
The next dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School will be Douglas A. Shackelford, Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation and associate dean of the MBA@UNC Program at UNC Kenan-Flagler. – See more at: http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/news/2014/01/Dean-Announcement-News-Article#sthash.sgmX9s29.dpuf
When it comes to the so-called “war for talent,” many companies remain focused on the potential of younger hires. However, in today’s economic landscape, organizations must make a shift to leverage the potential of the mature workforce in order to compete on both a domestic and international level.