The Leadership Initiative

"What I learn in class today, I apply to my work tomorrow - from leadership skills to strategic planning. I'm already a better manager, with a deeper impact on the success of my company."
—Rajiv Sridhar, MBA@UNC Student

At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we believe that our graduates learn how to lead by participating, practicing and evaluating. That’s why we developed leadership programs based on our continuous learning model of principles, practice, feedback and reflection to help you develop and enhance the leadership skills that are critical for business success.

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Leadership Initiative transforms the model into a customized, actionable leadership and career development plan for MBA@UNC students. As an MBA@UNC student, you will have the opportunity to graduate with a unique Leadership designation and — more importantly — be prepared to translate practice into real-life success.

Below are examples of the activities included in the UNC Kenan-Flagler Leadership Initiative for MBA@UNC:

Case Competitions & Consulting Opportunities

  • Immersion Case Competition
  • VCIC – Venture Capital Investment Competition
  • STAR – Domestic Business Project
  • GBP – Global Business Project

Executive Coaching

  • One-on-One Career &Leadership Sessions with MBA@UNC Staff
  • Assessment Debrief and Coaching
  • Mock Interview Practice
  • Business Communication Center Coaching

Assessment Tools

  • Career Leader Self-Assessment
  • 360 Multi-Rater Leader Assessment
  • Hogan Derailers Self-Assessment

MBA@UNC Courses

  • Developing Leadership &Managerial Skills Core Course
  • Business Communication Core Course
  • Business Strategy Elective Course
  • Corporate Strategy Elective Course

Immersion Sessions

  • Derailers &Success Immersion Session
  • Performing Under Pressure – New Leader Simulation Immersion Session

Student Involvement

  • Active Chair of an MBA@UNC Student Social Group
  • Active Member of a Kenan-Flagler Council
  • Active MBA@UNC Ambassador

Webinars and Events

  • Lessons of Experience Webinars
  • Managing Your Career Webinars
  • Kenan-Flagler Speaker Events