Why UNC Kenan-Flagler?

At UNC Kenan-Flagler, students develop the skills to become highly effective leaders who are prepared for long-term success. They are exposed to a wealth of global learning opportunities, including in-person experiences and connections with a worldwide community of dedicated business leaders. 

Our Values

The strength of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA degree comes from a school culture in which members live the business school’s core values:

Excellence: We strive for the highest standards and challenge one another to create a rigorous learning environment and show uncompromising dedication.

Leadership: We build on our heritage by providing innovative leadership in education and research and by inspiring the leaders of the future.

Teamwork: We create an atmosphere of collaboration, mutual support and genuine interest in one another’s success, which helps us achieve our goals.

Integrity: We cultivate an environment of honesty, sincerity and trust in which we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards.

Community: We cherish our responsibility to serve the people of North Carolina, the nation and the world through research, teaching and community leadership.

Leadership Development at UNC Kenan-Flagler

At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we seek leaders who share our core values. As part of our curriculum, we combine academic rigor with considerable leadership practice, feedback and coaching, offered through UNC’s renowned Luther H. Hodges Leadership Center.

Our Leadership Development Model

UNC Kenan-Flagler has achieved great success integrating both leadership development and career management into the MBA student experience. Our unique, action-oriented Leadership Initiative guides students to become exceptional leaders with a competitive career advantage:

The MBA curriculum combines the best of leadership theory and practice. Students will learn skills in management, ethics, strategy and communication from distinguished UNC Kenan-Flagler professors and business executives.

Students receive many opportunities to practice and test their management and problem-solving skills through leadership immersions and business simulations.

Students will receive structured, constructive feedback and insight on their leadership style and effectiveness through self, team and multi-rater assessments.

Students will be better prepared to compete in the market after coaching and consultation from senior business executives, faculty, staff and peers.

At the end of the day, being able to motivate others is the mark of a leader—a key to success in the corporate environment. It is in these areas where my learning with MBA@UNC has been eye opening. The leadership development activities, group projects and focus provided by this program already have improved my leadership and communication skills.
Brian Edwards, MBA@UNC Graduate

We’re also committed to creating leaders who are prepared to meet the needs of employers in today’s rapidly evolving digital economy—and prepared to tackle challenges that will define tomorrow’s business landscape.

In pursuit of our mission to continually innovate and support lifelong learning, UNC Kenan-Flagler has partnered with Trilogy Education, a 2U, Inc. brand, to offer a new technology-focused elective to students in the online MBA program. Materials from Trilogy’s Python coding boot camps will be integrated into this new elective course, which is designed to help leaders use analytics to make data-driven decisions in business.

Alumni Community

From the first day of classes in MBA@UNC, students will be welcomed into a supportive global community that will broaden and enrich their personal and professional networks.

With more than 37,000 graduates living and working in nearly 100 countries, our alumni come from a wide range of backgrounds and industries ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. They actively participate in more than 40 local alumni groups in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Mexico City, São Paulo, London, Mumbai, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Lifelong membership in the UNC Kenan-Flagler community provides worldwide access to invaluable professional support and career connections. Learn more about the UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni community and how to keep in touch with members around the world. You can also follow MBA@UNC on LinkedIn to connect with the program.