MBA@UNC Graduate: Kristen Fanarakis

Kristen Fanarakis was ready to make a change. An aspiring writer with an interest in fashion, she built a career on Wall Street working in foreign exchange. After 12 years, …


MBA@UNC Graduate: Jay Thomas

“I work for Bank of America Merrill Lynch,” says Jay Thomas of Charlotte, N.C. “I do securities research on the wealth management side. I basically advise those who give advice …


MBA@UNC Graduate: Jim Omartian

Jim Omartian didn’t just learn from his professors, he decided to become one. When he started the program two years ago, he was the director of sales and marketing for …


MBA@UNC Graduate: Fiona McFarland

“If I had asked the people at UNC to design an MBA program just for me,” says Fiona McFarland, “they couldn’t have done a better job. MBA@UNC was exactly what …


MBA@UNC Graduate: Russ Pool

Change has always been in Russ Pool’s DNA. A helicopter pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps for 18 years and the son of a former military officer, he has spent …

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MBA@UNC Graduate: Carlo Pedrazzini

When Carlo Pedrazzini started researching MBA programs, he left no stone unturned.
“I did a lot of research,” he says. “If I was going to invest the time, I wanted to …

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Maximizing Millennials: The Who, How, and Why of Managing Gen Y

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are entering the workplace in record numbers. They are idealistic, diverse, digitally-enabled, social and perhaps most importantly, ambitious. While these are all traits that …

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When to lead by empowerment vs. When to be directive

By Heather Harreld
Empowering leadership — the practice of sharing power with subordinates and allowing them to collectively make decisions — has long been touted as better for performance than a …

Brand Breakout: How Emerging Market Brands Will Go Global

How does a company in an emerging market like China, Brazil or India build a global brand? What is the best route?
The new book “Brand Breakout: How Emerging Market …

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