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 24-Month Track: Suggested Course Sequence

Standard 24-Month Track: Suggested Course Sequence
Quarter Course 1 Course 2 Course 3
Quarter 1 Analytical Tools
(4 credits)
Marketing: Analysis and Development
(4 credits)
 
Quarter 2 Financial Accounting
(4 credits)
Leading and Managing
(4 credits)
Summit I1
(1 credit)
Quarter 3 Strategic Economics
(4 credits)
Operations
(4 credits)
 
Quarter 4 Finance
(4 credits)
Business Communication
(4 credits)
 
Quarter 5 Business Strategy
(2 credits)
Electives
(6 credits)
 
Quarter 6 Electives
(8 credits)
Summit II1
(1 credit)
 
Quarter 7 Electives
(6 credits)
   
Quarter 8 Electives
(6 credits)
   

Accelerated 21-Month Track: Suggested Course Sequence

Accelerated 21-Month Track: Suggested Course Sequence
Quarter Course 1 Course 2 Course 3
Quarter 1 Analytical Tools
(4 credits)
Marketing: Analysis and Development
(4 credits)
 
Quarter 2 Financial Accounting
(4 credits)
Leading and Managing
(4 credits)
Summit I1
(1 credit)
Quarter 3 Operations
(4 credits)
Strategic Economics
(4 credits)
 
Quarter 4 Finance
(4 credits)
Business Communication
(4 credits)
Business Strategy
(2 credits)
Quarter 5 Electives2
(8 credits)
Summit II1
(1 credit)
 
Quarter 6 Electives2
(10 credits)
   
Quarter 7 Electives2
(8 credits)
   

Extended 27-Month Track: Suggested Course Sequence

Extended 27-Month Track: Suggested Course Sequence
Quarter Course 1 Course 2 Course 3
Quarter 1 Analytical Tools
(4 credits)
   
Quarter 2 Financial Accounting
(4 credits)
Marketing: Analysis and Development
(4 credits)
Summit I1
(1 credit)
Quarter 3 Strategic Economics
(4 credits)
Leading and Managing
(4 credits)
 
Quarter 4 Operations
(4 credits)
Business Communication
(4 credits)
 
Quarter 5 Business Strategy
(2 credits)
Finance
(4 credits)
 
Quarter 6 Electives
(6 credits)
Summit II1
(1 credit)
 
Quarter 7 Electives
(6 credits)
   
Quarter 8 Electives
(6 credits)
   
Quarter 9 Electives
(6 credits)
   
1 The Summit course (1 credit) can be taken in any quarter and must be taken twice to graduate. You may choose to attend two Global Immersion Electives (4 credits) in addition to four Summits, totaling eight 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