MBA Rankings & Reputation

MBA@UNC is ranked No. 3 among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs for 2016 by U.S. News & World Report and ranked No. 1 in the Top 25 Online MBA Programs for 2015 by The Princeton Review.

Online MBA Rankings
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Ranked number one by The Princeton Review
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Ranked number one by U.S. News and World Report


"When we announced our plans for MBA@UNC in 2010, we pledged to offer the same quality as our other top-ranked MBA programs: the same world-class faculty, same rigorous curriculum and equally selective admissions standards. Today, we are proud that MBA@UNC is recognized for excellence with a No. 1 ranking."

— Sridhar Balasubramanian
MBA@UNC Associate Dean

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Rankings

UNC Kenan-Flagler has built a reputation as one of the most respected business schools in the country. Both the school and its programs have been recognized by top publications as some of the finest in the nation:

  • UNC Kenan-Flagler's full-time, residential MBA program is ranked among the top 20 by Forbes (No. 11), Bloomberg Businessweek (No. 17) and U.S. News & World Report (No. 18).
  • Poets & Quants ranks UNC Kenan-Flagler No. 4 in the nation for best MBA teaching faculty.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the school among the top 10 schools for leadership (No. 7), sustainability (No.7) and overall public MBA programs (No. 3). The program is also ranked in the top 20 for return on investment (ROI) by Forbes (No. 11) and U.S. News & World Report (No. 18).
  • The Financial Times ranked UNC Executive Development among the top 10 in the world for custom programs.
  • The Public Accounting Report ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Master of Accounting Program in the top 10 in accounting.