The No Compromise MBA

Earn a Top-Ranked Degree at Your Pace


In Best Online MBAs
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 20211

Top 20

in Best Business Schools
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2020 2


in Best Online MBAs
Ranked by The Princeton Review for 20213

An Online MBA for Lifelong Leadership

No matter your industry or the size of your team, the way you lead matters.

Through UNC Kenan-Flagler’s #1-ranked4 online MBA program, you’ll develop an approach to leadership that reflects your values, amplifies your strengths and positions you for success. Don’t compromise on what you can achieve.

Our online MBA program—one of the most recognized and established in the country—includes challenging coursework that acknowledges your professional and leadership experience and provides lessons you can apply at work immediately. We believe you shouldn’t have to compromise if you want a rigorous MBA program that enables you to earn your degree without disrupting your life or leaving your job.

Our curriculum, designed by some of the sharpest business minds in the world, shows you how to bring integrity and skill to every challenge. Our global learning experiences expose you to new cultures and perspectives. And our community—including over 42,000 alumni—will help you keep scaling long after you’ve accepted your diploma.

This is where you become the leader you were meant to be. Let’s get started.

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Multiple Annual Start Dates

UNC’s online MBA program offers four annual start dates (January, April, July and October), giving you the flexibility to start your MBA journey at the time that works best for you. Here are the upcoming cohort deadlines:

Cohort Start

  • October 2021

Priority Deadline

  • June 21, 2021

Final Deadline

  • July 26, 2021

GMAT Waivers Available

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Let’s Put Your Ambition to Work

When you start an application, we’ll connect you with an Admissions Counselor who can offer personalized guidance and support.

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The Only Online MBA With Tar Heel ROI

Our students and graduates apply what they’re learning right away—no pauses, no interruptions—and it’s paying off.

"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, Point of Care and Consumer Health at The Wellness Network


Average salary increase at graduation


Average salary increase one year post-graduation from entry


Salary one year post-graduation (with bonus)5

A Customizable, World-Class Curriculum

When you earn your MBA degree online from UNC, you’ll take classes from the same faculty who teach on-campus formats. Our students know there’s no substitute for participation, so you can schedule your classes and coursework in ways that complement your existing responsibilities.

In addition to covering traditional MBA competencies, you’ll be able to customize your education according to your goals, interests and industry.

We offer more than 25 electives and five concentrations:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Strategy and Consulting
  • Data Analytics and Decision Making

You’ll also complete two in-person Summits—immersive experiences held in cities around the world and on campus in Chapel Hill—that expose you to new perspectives on today’s most pressing business challenges and strengthen your relationships with classmates and professors.

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Stronger Relationships,
Stronger Leaders

"The individuals I’ve been able to meet since I’ve been in the MBA@UNC program have changed the trajectory of my life."

Andre Walters, Class of 2015
Chairman and CEO, The A. Shawn Group
Co-Owner, Duck Donuts (Charlotte and Atlanta)
Co-Founder, Free Fenix, LLC

Our 42,000-person alumni network includes nearly 2,000 online graduates who say the relationships they’ve formed here are ones they’ll carry with them throughout their careers. Between online and in-person learning experiences, you’ll go beyond networking, getting to know your fellow students and faculty members on a personal level and collaborating in ways that create new opportunities and lasting trust.

As part of this driven, accomplished and supportive network, you’ll share ideas and gain meaningful insights from diverse, experienced peers—both inside and outside of the classroom. These connections build strong relationships that last well after graduation.

Earn an MBA for Life

Once you’ve graduated, you can continue to rely on UNC Kenan-Flagler for career development resources and opportunities, including:

  • Personalized support and coaching from our Career and Leadership team
  • Access to all of your coursework and recorded lectures
  • The option to take additional UNC Kenan-Flagler courses for a minimal fee
  • Connections with our global, 42,000-person alumni network

Your Top-Ranked MBA, Your Terms

Request information to learn how you can earn the nation’s #1 online MBA at your own pace—without leaving your job or relocating.

AACSB-Accredited Business School

AACSB Accredited

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the longest-serving and most recognized and respected accrediting body for business schools in the world.

1 Best Online MBA Programs, U.S. News & World Report (2021) Return to footnote reference
2 Best Business Schools, U.S. News & World Report (2020) Return to footnote reference
3 Top 25 Online MBA Programs, The Princeton Review (2021) Return to footnote reference
4 Best Online MBA Programs, U.S. News & World Report (2021) Return to footnote reference
5 Reported salary statistics and promotion statistics are based on exit surveys of MBA@UNC graduates January 2015–December 2018, with an average response rate of 60%. Reported salary statistics for one year post-graduation are based on alumni surveys of MBA@UNC graduates completing the program January 2014–December 2017, with an average response rate of 40%. Visit our MBA ROI page for more information on these figures. Return to footnote reference