Student Career Success

At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we strive to create a unique atmosphere of collaboration, mutual support and genuine interest in each other's success. Read on to find out about the incredible career success that MBA@UNC graduates are achieving.

Student Success Stories

Everyone's definition of success is unique. That's why MBA@UNC allows our diverse students to personalize their curricula, schedules and experiences to best align with their own career goals.

Featured Student Stories

Career Success Statistics

Our students work incredibly hard to accomplish highly ambitious goals. We conduct periodic surveys of our students to keep track of their career progression so that we can support and celebrate their achievements.

Promotion and Salary Data—Upon Graduation

Career Statistics Aggregated Data
Salary Avg.
Entering Salary $128,810
Salary One Year Post-Graduation $159,654
72% Received additional responsibilities from employer
47% Received a position promotion from employer in the same department
33% Received a position promotion or lateral move from employer to a new department
26% Changed to a new employer in a new industry
79% Received a promotion prior to graduation
24% Average salary increase after graduation

Reported salary and promotion statistics are based on exit surveys of all MBA@UNC graduates from October 2014-June 2017, with a response rate of 65%.

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Community

While MBA@UNC classes are kept small to promote collaboration, our community of ambitious leaders stretches around the world. Our network of students and alumni actively support each other in finding career opportunities and helping each other build the skills and relationships necessary to achieve lifelong success. Students have access to critical professional connections, no matter their industry or location.

34,500+ UNC Alumni Community
1,000+ Current MBA@UNC Students
1,728 Alumni in UNC's Career Advising Network
1,294 Alumni in C-level positions
4,580 Alumni in Fortune 500 companies
479 CEOs

This data is self-reported by alumni of both the on-campus and online graduate and undergraduate business programs from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Alumni update their information at their leisure. The data was pulled and calculated in August 2017.

Companies Employing UNC Kenan-Flagler Students

Our students and alumni work in leadership positions at some of the most influential companies in the world, including:

  •, Inc.
  • Apple, Inc.
  • Bank of America Corporation
  • BASF Corporation
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Deloitte
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • General Electric
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc
  • The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
  • Google LLC
  • The Home Depot, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lockheed Martin
  • The National Football League
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Proctor & Gamble Co.
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Wells Fargo & Company

"The network I've been able to build is a diverse group of top-notch professionals from many industries, backgrounds and locations. It's amazing how close you can get in an online program; classmates who live across the globe I now consider friends as well as professional resources."
Samuel Barron
MBA@UNC Class of 2015