Lifelong Career Services and Support

The true value of our online MBA program is reflected in the success of our students and graduates. That’s why we’re with you at every phase of your career.

Every dimension of your experience—from personalized career services to leadership development to lifelong resources—is designed to help you translate your world-class business education into real professional advancement.

Real Students, Big Career Outcomes1

Equipped with practical business skills, our students are making big strides.

24%Average salary increase at graduation

39%Average salary increase one year post-graduation from entry

$159,557Average salary one year post-graduation (with bonus)

A Customized, Consultative Approach

Whether you’re a current student or a graduate, our Career & Leadership team can help ensure you have the skills, resources and coaching you need to reach your next career milestone.

“MBA@UNC is an upfront investment, and for me it has paid out immensely. I wanted the experience, the exposure, the new networks, and I got all of that when making a transition in my career.”

Michael Freedman, Class of 2016
Senior Product Manager, Amazon

We work with you one-on-one to design the best individualized career management strategy for you, integrating high-caliber UNC Kenan-Flagler resources, coaching services and tools to maximize the return on your career investment.

This process is comprised of three phases:

Know Yourself

Understanding your interests, strengths and motivations is imperative to finding a fulfilling and lasting career tailored to you.

Know the Market

Gathering information about the opportunities available and the needs in the market will help you match your interests, strengths and motivations to the right career.

Market Yourself

With self-awareness and an understanding of potential career paths, you can market yourself to opportunities with the best fit.

In addition to career coaching, we offer specific resources designed to clarify your goals and accelerate your career, including:

  • Assessment debriefing and coaching
  • Business Communication Center coaching
  • Leadership 360 and self-assessment tools

Big Ambition at Work: What Online Students Are Achieving

Learn how MBA@UNC is helping students and alumni pursue new opportunities and excel at every stage of their careers.

Leadership Services

In addition to completing a leadership-focused curriculum, you can select and participate in meaningful leadership experiences that refine crucial management skills, optimize your abilities as an organizational leader and enable you to connect with students and alumni across other MBA formats.

Together with your career coach, you'll define your personal goals and identify the right opportunities to practice your skills in experiential settings and explore specific leadership topics. These optional leadership experiences include workshops, business simulations, access to expert speakers, and developmental assessments and reflection. Informed by our five core values—excellence, leadership, teamwork, integrity and community—you will learn how to:

  • Understand and leverage your strengths
  • Identify opportunities and understand challenges by listening to others
  • Set and effectively communicate a clear vision
  • Build influence and inspire action, regardless of where you lead in your organization
  • Establish a decision-making framework that can help you overcome obstacles, rebound from setbacks and move forward
  • Develop a balanced, inclusive perspective
  • Embrace change and feedback

Employer Engagement

Our Employer Engagement team hosts several employer networking forums and company presentations throughout the year, both in person and online.

These sessions are designed to connect companies from a variety of industries with our talented MBA students.

Lifelong Career Services

“When it came time to actually start applying to jobs, I reached out to one of my classmates up in New York who had successfully transitioned his career into the financial services industry. His reference, along with my training with the Career & Leadership team, helped me land the job and pivot my career.”

Joe Ahmed, Class of 2015
Financial Institutions Supervisor, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Our work together continues throughout your career because we consider you part of the UNC Kenan-Flagler community for life.

Learn more about MBA for Life and additional student resources.

Let’s Take Your Career to Another Level

Request information today. We’ll pair you with a dedicated Admissions Counselor who can help you get started on your goals.

1 Reported salary statistics and promotion statistics are based on exit surveys of MBA@UNC graduates from January 2015–December 2018, with an average response rate of 60%. Reported salary statistics for one year post-graduation are based on alumni surveys of MBA@UNC graduates completing the program from January 2014–December 2017, with an average response rate of 40%.Return to footnote reference