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.
When Lauren Abraham was offered a management position at TransPerfect Translations International, she had 48 hours to decide whether or not she would accept the offer. While she was eager to move into such a role, the job would require her to uproot her life and move to Hong Kong. Through MBA@UNC, Abraham was able to accept this new opportunity and pursue an MBA from Kenan-Flagler from across the world.
MBA@UNC student Joshua Brown stands out in the winemaking business with an MBA from Kenan-Flagler.
“My experience at MBA@UNC helped me to stretch that out and analyze what’s going on across different teams. Not only am I able to run the talent team and handle our recruitment leads, but I’m also able to contribute ideas to our CEO.” -Jonathan Howard, recent graduate
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.
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.
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.