Top-Ranked Online MBA Program from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Rise to the Challenge of an Elite MBA Online
At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we expect our students to have ambitious goals, and we provide the personalized training and resources for them to achieve—and exceed—those goals. Online MBA students will hone their analytical skills in live online classes, where top faculty and practitioners share insights they gained at major corporations. Our unique approach to leadership development, including executive coaching and one-on-one career guidance, is second to none.
MBA@UNC students experience the benefits of our rigorous, top-tier MBA program—the teaching and coursework are simply delivered online, providing the flexibility to work full time and maintain their commitments. By pursuing our world-class education in an online format, MBA@UNC students prepare to lead top organizations and become part of the Carolina community for life.
Recognition for the Top-Ranked Online MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler
UNC Kenan-Flagler has built a reputation as one of the most respected business schools in the country. Both the school itself and MBA@UNC have drawn praise from top publications and are ranked among the best in their class by Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.
UNC Kenan-Flagler seeks motivated online MBA applicants who want to become exceptional leaders.
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Request information about MBA@UNC today to download our brochure and speak with an MBA@UNC Admissions Counselor.
AACSB-Accredited Business School
The University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the longest standing and most recognized business accreditation in the world. The AACSB evaluates business programs based on the highest standards of quality.
Complete Our World-Class MBA Curriculum in as Few as 18 Months
MBA@UNC provides a challenging, high-caliber educational experience in which students analyze thought-provoking course materials alongside expert faculty and diverse classmates. Composed of coursework totaling 66 credits, the MBA@UNC curriculum lays a broad business foundation with an emphasis on strategic leadership. Online MBA students can complete the program in as few as 18 months or as many as 36, depending on their schedule and other commitments.
Core courses cover topics such as finance, communication, business strategy, leadership, entrepreneurship and marketing. To build on course content, students attend in-person immersions, where they visit major business centers around the world to learn from global leaders, explore the local culture and network with professors and classmates.
Online MBA Concentrations
Students can develop industry-specific expertise in their current or desired field by selecting from specialized concentrations of study. If students have multiple interests or work in a unique field, they may also choose to create a custom curriculum by taking any combination of electives to fit their academic and career goals.
Data Analytics and Decision-Making
Learn to communicate data-driven strategies and demonstrate the value of analytics in decision-making.
Gain the skills, resources and high-level networking opportunities to cultivate innovative ideas or pursue new business ventures.
Thrive in the competitive financial sector with expertise in financial statement analysis, mergers and acquisitions, taxes and business strategy.
Identify consumer purchasing trends and leverage new technologies to develop competitive marketing strategies in a digital, global economy.
Strategy and Consulting
Advance as a consultant or internal corporate strategy professional by applying analytical, leadership and client management skills.
Are You MBA@UNC Material?
MBA@UNC is designed for a diverse range of professionals who should all share a willingness to step out of their comfort zones to reach the next level of their careers. Are you ready to face the challenge?
Our online MBA is the same elite UNC Kenan-Flagler program in a different format. MBA@UNC offers the leadership development, networking opportunities and reputation of a no. 1–ranked program by U.S News & World Report in 2019—with the flexibility to learn from anywhere and balance your commitments.1 Download our brochure today to see what you can expect from Kenan-Flagler and what we expect of our students.
"I wasn't pursuing a check-the-box MBA; I wanted to get value out of what I was putting into it. It took a lot of heart-to-heart discussions with my wife, but I was serious about it and we knew the value coming out of it would be well worth the sacrifice."
Christopher Osborn, Class of 2013 Commanding Officer in the U.S. Navy
MBA@UNC: The Online MBA for Experienced Professionals
Most professionals cannot pause in the middle of their careers to attend graduate school in person. UNC Kenan-Flagler's online MBA program allows individuals with varying levels of experience to reap the benefits of a well-known, no. 1–ranked program while continuing to lead in their organizations.
MBA@UNC is an ideal online MBA for executives, managers and other professionals who would benefit from a more nuanced, diverse analysis of today's business issues. The average student enters the program with six to 10 years of work experience, which often results in more enriching discussions and a more diverse alumni network.
An Online Campus with a Global Reach
By combining interactive online classes, self-paced coursework, in-person learning and real connections with the UNC community, MBA@UNC brings together ambitious business leaders from around the world. MBA@UNC provides an opportunity for individuals to geographically expand their professional network in a highly regarded program that might not otherwise be available to them.
To inform class discussions, online MBA students complete interactive course content on their own schedule. Using our mobile app, students can complete coursework 24/7 from anywhere in the world, even when no internet connection is available.
Live, Online Classes
Students meet face-to-face for weekly collaborative sessions that build on what they learn in their coursework, often leading to lively discussion. Classes are kept small to foster stronger connections among students and faculty.
Students come together for hands-on learning experiences hosted in major global business hubs. Immersions allow students to network in person with peers, prominent business leaders and alumni.
UNC Kenan-Flagler: Shaping Exceptional Leaders
UNC Kenan-Flagler knows that true business success comes from focusing on the greater good and the bottom line at the same time. That's why our programs are infused with our five core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Our faculty, alumni and career coaches are committed to equipping our students with not only technical skills but also the values-driven mind-set and leadership expertise to inspire positive outcomes.
MBA@UNC courses are designed and led by the same acclaimed faculty who teach on campus. These innovative educators and leading practitioners in their fields bring decades of experience, expertise and research to the classroom.
Global Alumni Network
Made up of more than 37,000 professionals living and working in nearly 100 countries, Kenan-Flagler alumni are highly involved in helping students find and take advantage of career opportunities.
The University of North Carolina's unique leadership development services give students unlimited access to one-on-one guidance, executive mentoring, consulting opportunities, multidimensional assessment tools and more.
An MBA for Life
Leadership is an everlasting pursuit. MBA@UNC graduates can take advantage of UNC Kenan-Flagler's career support and coaching for life and remain connected to the alumni community long after commencement. To make sure that our graduates continue to learn and grow throughout their career, we not only offer lifelong access to all their MBA@UNC coursework and recorded lectures, but we also give alumni the opportunity to keep their education fresh by taking MBA@UNC courses for a minimal fee.
How MBA@UNC Is Changing Students' Lives
MBA@UNC helps ambitious professionals of all backgrounds—from entrepreneurs to CEOs, working parents to military service members—develop their careers while balancing life and an elite MBA program.
“After starting the MBA@UNC program, my career really progressed. I was promoted several months after starting the program to chief operating officer, and then again when our founder stepped down and I was promoted to CEO.”
Stephanie Winans, Class of 2016 President, Pregnancy and Pediatrics at The Wellness Network Formerly CEO at Bundoo (a division of The Wellness Network)
How Can MBA@UNC Change Your Life?
The University of North Carolina is making a difference for students and graduates around the world. Download a brochure today to see more alumni outcomes—and how MBA@UNC can help you become the next success story.
Is an MBA Worth It?
The value of an MBA goes beyond the resume boost. The relationships forged in an MBA program are just as valuable as the knowledge and skills that students develop. MBA@UNC facilitates the type of deep personal connections that come from a top-tier MBA program. The skills, credentials and networking opportunities all contribute to future career advancement for graduates.
A Better Online MBA Means Greater Career Success
MBA@UNC students and graduates work hard to accomplish their goals. We periodically survey our students to track their career progression, and we are proud that so many of our students have achieved significant career outcomes.
89% Students Promoted or Changed Jobs While Enrolled
39% Average Salary Increase After Graduation
$159,920 Salary one year post-graduation (with bonus)
Online MBA Alumni Demographics
Alumni of UNC Kenan-Flagler's online MBA program are diverse professionals with unique insights. As part of a network of more than 37,000 UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni and more than 300,000 University of North Carolina alumni in cities around the world, these graduates represent a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.
Below is the makeup of all MBA@UNC graduates as of October 20183.
76% male graduates
24% female graduates
24% U.S. minority graduates
27% Military graduates
9.5 years Average work experience
24% Graduates with advanced degree(s)
50 U.S. states represented
24 Non-U.S. countries represented
Ready to Apply?
UNC Kenan-Flagler seeks online MBA candidates whose academic background, work experience and leadership abilities demonstrate that they can meet the rigorous demands of our no. 1–ranked online MBA program.
Our GMAT Waiver Policy
UNC Kenan-Flagler has found that an applicant's career trajectory, previous academic performance and quantitative experience are more reliable indicators of a student's potential success than test scores. Therefore, applicants who have at least six years of professional, full-time experience may qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver.
The University of North Carolina's elite online MBA program requires a serious investment of time and resources. Many students pay for their education through employer tuition assistance, military and veterans benefits, scholarships and student loan programs. Tuition is charged per credit hour and encompasses simulations, assessments, technology platform licensing and support, global immersions and some academic materials.
Download an MBA@UNC Brochure
Are you ready to reach the next level of your career? Download our brochure today to learn how MBA@UNC connects you with the right skills and the right people to help you advance.
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1 UNC Kenan-Flager's online MBA program was ranked No. 1 in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report (https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/university-of-north-carolina-at-chapel-hill-199120/rankings). Return to footnote 1 reference
2 Reported salary statistics and promotion statistics are based on exit surveys of all MBA@UNC graduates from January 2015-June 2018, with an average response rate of 62%. Visit our MBA ROI page for more information on these figures. Return to footnote 2 reference
3 This information is tracked using an enrollment report that is manually updated and was last gathered October 2018. All data represents fields that students reported on their initial application to the program. Average work experience is defined as years and months of full-time work experience at the time of admission. U.S. minority is defined by students who selected their home country as the United States and selected a race/ethnicity other than White. Military is defined by students who responded affirmatively that they have served or currently serve in the United States Armed Forces. Return to footnote 3 reference