Leadership

Continuing the Tar Heel Legacy Through Online Education

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.

A Global Perspective: An MBA@UNC Student in Hong Kong

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.

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A Customized Approach to Career Services

Our Career Management team works closely with MBA@UNC students to create a customized career plan.

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How a Recruiter Became a Leader: One MBA@UNC Student’s Journey

“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

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An Inside Look at the MBA@UNC Leadership Initiative

The leadership initiative, which is offered in every University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler MBA program, gives students a valuable opportunity to gain strategic leadership skills through practice, feedback and coaching.

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Dean Doug Shackelford Invited to White House Discussion

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.

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The Qualities of a Good Leader, and How an MBA Helps Develop Them

At the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, we want to create passionate leaders who can inspire their employees and partner with other ambitious individuals to effect real change in the world of business. Our MBA@UNC program is designed with our unique leadership values in mind to prepare the next generation of leaders for the rigors of working in today’s competitive business environment. Here are a few ways MBA@UNC can help you realize your professional goals.

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Compete Smarter, Not Harder: Five Points of Effective Tactics

Forget the 4 traditional P’s of marketing. In his new book, Compete Smarter, Not Harder, MBA@UNC Marketing Professor Dr. William Putsis of UNC Kenan-Flagler explores a newer, more applicable model called the five points of effective tactics.

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Compete Smarter, Not Harder: The Carrot and the Stick

In the book Compete Smarter, Not Harder: A Process for Developing the Right Priorities Through Strategic Thinking, a new book by MBA@UNC Marketing Professor Dr. William Putsis, challenges are discussed of today’s rapidly changing marketplace. Putsis explains how strategic control points and vertical incentive alignment can help companies achieve a competitive edge.

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Compete Smarter, Not Harder: Fundamental Strategies

Given the lightning-fast pace of change in today’s business world, companies need to be more agile than ever to seize new opportunities and react to evolving consumer demands. In his new book, Compete Smarter, Not Harder: A Process for Developing the Right Priorities Through Strategic Thinking, Dr. William Putsis lays out a step-by-step process of strategic prioritization so that companies can find the right space to compete effectively and lead market changes.

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