MBA@UNC Blog


Student Voices: Kicking off 2012 with MBA@UNC

So here I am, getting ready to start term 3 tonight and I am actually looking forward to class tonight. There is something familiar in the routine, plus I’m looking forward to catching up with my classmates (we’ll see if the private chat stays up and running all term). It seems we really have become a “family” as we move through this adventure together and that fact makes prospects for 2012 even better.

Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley [Interactive Infographic]

For decades, Silicon Valley has been synonymous with innovation. It is difficult to dispute this claim given that it’s the home to technology and Internet giants such as Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook. While it hasn’t lost its staying power, other hotspots for entrepreneurship and technology have emerged over the past ten years, in particular, New York’s “Silicon Alley”.

Recap: Our First Student Immersion Weekend

At the end of each quarter, MBA@UNC students have the opportunity to attend in-person immersions. The focus of last weekend’s immersion was leadership development to help our students develop a better understanding of their strengths in the context of team collaboration and individual work.

Student Voices: Being a Global Citizen with MBA@UNC

To me, the MBA@UNC program is the embodiment of the kind of technological innovation that will keep us advancing. As little as 10 years ago, a program like MBA@UNC was unimaginable. That a student in North Carolina could be in the same class as someone in California seemed unlikely. Now, the reality is that students may be states (or even continents!) apart, but twice a week, we are in the same place.

Student Voices: MBA in the Palm of My Hand

A number of years ago, while working in sales at an investment bank, I tried taking a business course at NYU. I was unexpectedly sent to work in Hong Kong a month into the semester. Too late to drop the course, I missed several classes and the midterm – all of that time and money went down the drain. I did not wanting to interrupt my career with a full-time program, so I put aside my business school aspirations – until MBA@UNC came along.

Taking the MBA Online and to New Heights

MBA@UNC is brand new, but we are a first step toward Googlizing MBA education. Someday, we hope to have all of the knowledge of our world-class faculty accessible at any time to all of our students. Today, our total faculty knowledge is like a huge wall. On the wall are small circles. We teach the material in the circles. A few circles overlap, but most stand alone. At any moment, students can learn everything in a few circles. During their matriculation, they can learn many circles, but only a tiny portion of the entire wall.