Global Immersions

Experience Global Business Firsthand

Offered four times per year, MBA@UNC Global Immersions give students the opportunity to travel to major business centers in the U.S. and around the world. During immersions, students join their classmates, professors and influential business leaders to engage in collaborative learning experiences, take in the local culture and develop invaluable personal and professional relationships.

Students are required to attend at least two immersions during their time in the program and can choose any domestic or international location for each. There is no limit to how many immersions students may attend while enrolled.

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September 2016

See Where We've Been

From the fast-changing economic landscapes of Johannesburg, Singapore and São Paulo to the bustling media and financial markets of New York to the rich tradition of our own Kenan-Flagler campus in Chapel Hill, our students have had the opportunity to visit some of the most important business centers in the world.

Mumbai skyline


New York
New York City skyline

New York



Istanbul coast


Chicago skyline


See Where We're Going

As global business continues to evolve, MBA@UNC continues to offer opportunities for students to experience unique business environments around the world. See our schedule of upcoming immersion destinations below:

Destination Date
Detroit, Michigan June 17-19, 2016
Budapest, Hungary September 16-18, 2016
Chapel Hill, North Carolina December 16-18, 2016
South Africa March 17-19, 2017
New York, New York June 16-18, 2017
India September 15-17, 2017
Chapel Hill, North Carolina December 15-17, 2017

Study With Global Business Leaders

leaders speaking at an immersion event

During global immersion experiences, students learn from some of the most influential global business minds in the world. MBA@UNC brings business leaders from both local and multi-national organizations to share their knowledge with students and engage them in highly interactive learning experiences. Past speakers have included executives from Pandora, Google, Raytheon, The Economist and Proctor & Gamble.

Network With Professors and Classmates

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MBA@UNC's face-to-face online classes create a community of highly connected, international MBA students and faculty. Global immersion experiences take those relationships to the next level as students have the opportunity to meet in person the peers they have come to know online, share the experience of engaging with local culture, interact with professors in a real-world setting and work together in hands-on, problem solving scenarios.

During the annual Chapel Hill immersion, students also have the chance to visit our UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School campus in North Carolina where they can meet other members of the Tar Heel family.

Experience Local Culture Firsthand

group of students attending an immersion

During immersion weekends, students participate in group events within the local community. Past outings have included a safari tour at the Singapore Zoo, a boat cruise down the Thames River, working with children in the Soweto area of South Africa and visiting the Google headquarters, to name a few.

International immersions also feature an optional week-long extension during which students can explore the city in more depth and participate in additional learning exercises.


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