Summits

MBA@UNC Summits are our quarterly immersive experiences that provide students the opportunity to travel to major business centers in the United States and around the world.

During Summits, students join their classmates, UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty, local faculty 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 Summits during their time in the program and can choose any domestic or international location for each. Learn more about global Summit destinations:

The Summit Experience

At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we are committed to educating well-rounded leaders. Summit experiences support that goal by exposing students to diverse ideas, cultures and individuals from around the world.

Learn from Global Business Leaders

Summit speakers include business leaders from both local and multi-national organizations, who share their knowledge and engage students in highly interactive learning experiences. Past speakers have included executives from Pandora, Google, Raytheon, The Economist and Proctor & Gamble.

Network with Professors and Classmates

During Summits, students have the opportunity to meet in person with 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.

Focus on Career Development

Summits offer students the chance to engage in hands-on, personalized career-development services such as resume workshops, one-on-one career planning sessions and LinkedIn workshops.

Experience Local Culture Firsthand

In addition to learning sessions, attendees participate in group events within the local community. Past outings have included a tour of the Dharavi slums in Mumbai, a boat cruise down the Thames River, working with children in the Soweto area of South Africa and visiting Google’s headquarters.

"I want to stress the importance of attending Summits to meet your classmates in person. These opportunities made a world of difference for me when I took advantage of as many of them as possible."
— Michelle Johnstone, 2018

See Where We’re Going

As global business continues to evolve, MBA@UNC offers opportunities for students to experience unique business environments around the world. Our schedule of upcoming Summit destinations is listed below:

Upcoming Summit Destinations and Dates
Destination Date
Chapel Hill, North Carolina December 13-15, 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada March 13-15, 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa June 12-14, 2020
Warsaw, Poland September 11-13, 2020
Chapel Hill, North Carolina December 11-13, 2020

See Where We’ve Been

Read day-by-day recaps of our past summits to learn about featured speakers, company visits, networking opportunities and local attractions.

Learn about past summits on our blog.

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