Sample Course Schedules

To help professionals with varying commitments customize their MBA education to their own specific career goals, MBA@UNC allows students to complete their degree in as few as 18 or as many as 36 months. Students can opt for an accelerated course schedule, scale back or increase their course load, and even pause their education if unexpected personal or professional obligations arise.

The charts below reflect sample suggested course sequences for the most common program completion schedules:

Standard 2-Year Schedule

Sample Courses: Standard 2-Year Schedule
Quarter Course 1 Course 2 Course 3
Quarter 1 Analytical Tools
(4 credits)
Marketing Strategy, Analysis, and Development
(4 credits)
 
Quarter 2 Financial Accounting
(4 credits)
Developing Management & Leadership Skills
(4 credits)
Global Immersion1
(1 credit)
Quarter 3 Economics
(4 credits)
Operations
(4 credits)
 
Quarter 4 Introductory Finance
(4 credits)
Business Communication
(4 credits)
 
Quarter 5 Business Strategy
(2 credits)
Electives
(6 credits)
 
Quarter 6 Electives
(8 credits)
Global Immersion1
(1 credit)
 
Quarter 7 Electives
(8 credits)
   
Quarter 8 Electives
(8 credits)
   

Accelerated 18-Month Schedule

Sample Courses: Accelerated 18-Month Schedule
Quarter Course 1 Course 2 Course 3
Quarter 1 Analytical Tools
(4 credits)
Marketing: Analysis and Development
(4 credits)
Global Immersion1
(1 credit)
Quarter 2 Financial Accounting
(4 credits)
Developing Management & Leadership Skills
(4 credits)
Business Communication
(4 credits)
Quarter 3 Operations Management
(4 credits)
Strategic Economics
(4 credits)
Business Strategy
(2 credits)
Quarter 4 Finance
(4 credits)
Electives2
(6 credits)
Global Immersion1
(1 credit)
Quarter 5 Electives2
(10 credits)
   
Quarter 6 Electives2
(10 credits)
   

Extended 36-Month Schedule

Sample Courses: Extended 36-Month Schedule
Quarter Course 1 Course 2
Quarter 1 Analytical Tools (4 credits) Global Immersion1 (1 credit)
Quarter 2 Marketing Strategy, Analysis, and Development (4 credits)  
Quarter 3 Financial Accounting (4 credits) Business Communication (4 credits)
Quarter 4 Economics (4 credits)  
Quarter 5 Operations (4 credits) Developing Management & Leadership Skills (4 credits)
Quarter 6 Introductory Finance (4 credits)  
Quarter 7 Business Strategy (2 credits) Electives (4 credits)
Quarter 8 Electives (4 credits) Global Immersion1 & Extension (3 credits)
Quarter 9 Electives (6 credits)  
Quarter 10 Electives (6 credits)  
Quarter 11 Electives (4 credits)  
Quarter 12 Electives (4 credits)  
1 The Global Immersion course (1 credit) can be taken in any quarter and must be taken twice to graduate. You may choose to attend one Immersion Extension (2 credits) in addition to four Immersions, totaling 6 credits that will count towards graduation. Return to footnote reference
2 Not all electives are offered in every quarter. Student Support can help plan course schedules in advance. Return to footnote reference