No matter how long you've been out of the classroom, beginning an MBA program can be a daunting experience. MBA@UNC offers a new student orientation, both online and on campus, designed to help you get acclimated to life as a new UNC Kenan-Flagler student and walk you through all of the resources that the school has to offer.
In-Person Orientation Weekend
Our optional in-person Orientation Weekend takes place before the start of your first term and provides you with an in-depth preview of what to expect and how to better succeed as an MBA@UNC student. Held on campus in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Orientation Weekend also allows you to meet face-to-face with future classmates to begin forming valuable personal and professional relationships.
Sample Orientation Weekend Schedule
Orientation Weekend events vary by class cohort; however, the following sample schedule outlines the types of events held throughout these weekends.
Welcome and Philosophy, hosted by program leadership
Career and Leadership Services introduction
Campus tour and networking dinner
Virtual leadership and technology training sessions
Current student/alumni Q&A panel
Session on student life, hosted by registrar and student affairs
Career leader assessment and career exploration session
Evening networking activity
Overview of UNC and Kenan-Flagler resources
Introduction to case study method, hosted by faculty
Required Online Orientation Services
In addition to on-campus orientation opportunities, you will complete a variety of online exercises designed to help you acclimate to the online classroom, form strong connections with classmates using digital tools and better understand program information.
Online Orientation Course
Your Online Orientation is the first required course you take as a student in the MBA@UNC program. Conducted through our virtual campus, this self-paced course contains helpful information about the university, the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, online learning and how to use the collaborative features of the platform.
Synchronous Group Training Sessions
Once you are more familiar with the MBA@UNC technology and the overall community, you will participate in another group training opportunity to dive deeper into the details and functionality of our online campus. This 45-minute live session provides you with the necessary information to attend, create, host and record your own live sessions. You can choose from an array of training time options that best fit your schedule.
Get Started Now
Take the next step toward joining the UNC Kenan-Flagler community by requesting more information.