Comparing MBA@UNC to the Part-Time MBA Programs
All University of North Carolina Master of Business Administration programs give students access to the same world-class curriculum, faculty and peers that have earned Kenan-Flagler Business School its prestigious reputation. Each MBA program also includes weekend- or week-long immersion experiences in which students meet with their classmates and faculty for collaborative learning experiences and networking events. And all of programs confer the same fully accredited and internationally recognized MBA degree.
What is MBA@UNC
MBA@UNC is a groundbreaking online MBA program that uses the latest video-conferencing and social networking technology to deliver UNC’s renowned graduate business curriculum to students all over the world. Students in the UNC@MBA complete the same courses with the same faculty as in UNC’s other MBA programs, but benefit from the flexibility and dynamism of online study. And UNC’s selective admissions criteria ensure a high-quality cohort, with an average of five years professional experience and strong leadership qualities.
Weekly, live online class sessions delivered by UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty with only 10 to 15 students allow seminar-style discussions to occur between students and faculty on different continents. Self-paced, multimedia coursework produced by UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty prepares students for richer discussion, interaction and learning in the scheduled weekly classes and allow students to collaborate on projects while retaining the flexibility of their own schedules. Quarterly weekend immersion experiences bring students together in-person to network and collaborate with classmates, professors and business leaders, and provide the opportunity to further develop skills by engaging in live simulations, mock interviews and other hands-on experiences.
What Are the Part-Time MBA Programs
Part-Time MBA Programs make it possible for students to earn their MBA in 20-24 months by commuting to UNC’s Chapel Hill campus one to two days a week. The first year of each program is dedicated to mastering the academic fundamentals of business, while second-year students have the opportunity to specialize in an area of their choosing. Both programs require a minimum of five years work experience, insuring a highly accomplished academic cohort and a valuable professional network.
In the Evening MBA program, students meet twice a week after working hours for intensive seminars and lectures. Two weekend immersion sessions offer opportunities for in-depth experiential learning and networking. With an average of 10 years work experience, this program is geared toward students who know business and aim for the highest level of leadership, but also those who can commute to Chapel Hill.
In the Weekend MBA, students meet twice a month on Fridays and Saturdays for 20 months. A week-long immersion session offers an opportunity for intensive study and community building. With an average of 11 years work experience and specializations like marketing, finance and strategy, Weekend MBA students can focus their studies on precise skills needed to progress in their professional trajectories. Again, proximity to Chapel Hill is necessary.