Meet Our Students, Hear Their Stories

MBA@UNC students have their own unique set of professional experiences, personal commitments and career aspirations.

Our program has attracted CEOs, surgeons, engineers, entrepreneurs, accountants, musicians and more—all united by a common passion for leadership in the global business environment.

Read their stories to find out why they chose MBA@UNC, how they do it and how you can, too.

Student Experience Snapshot

See how MBA@UNC has been designed to meet your academic and lifestyle needs, from our live online classes to our global immersion experiences and vast networking opportunities.

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Ambitious Leaders From All Backgrounds

Our students continue to work full time; however, MBA@UNC helps them balance an elite MBA, demanding careers, family commitments and hectic travel schedules. Meet a few of our students.

Michelle Johnstone:
Challenging Herself to Reach the C-Suite

Director, Marketing and Communications at National Real Estate Advisors

With a BA in theater performance, Michelle had an unlikely start to her commercial real estate career. After reaching a plateau seven years in, she sought an elite MBA program that would also allow her to remain in D.C. Her hard work paid off, and she became the marketing lead for her entire organization.

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Denise Whitfield: Making an Impact

Dir. Education & Innovation, L.A. County EMS Agency/Asst. Prof. of Clinical Medicine, UCLA David Geffen Sch. of Medicine

After serving as a White House physician during the Obama administration, Denise needed to transition from military to civilian life. She set her sights much higher and applied to MBA@UNC 12 years out of medical school at UCLA. While enrolled, Denise rediscovered her love of learning and has made herself more valuable in the health care field.

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Tim Buckman: Seizing Unexpected Opportunities

Founder, Tenaz Capital Co.

Tim studied finance and international business in his undergraduate program at Temple University. After working in private equity for six years, Tim sought to start his own firm. He discovered MBA@UNC through an ad and hasn’t looked back, crediting his classmates for helping him start his business.

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Scott Forsgren: Applying His Learning Every Day

Consultant at Deloitte

Scott studied business management during his undergraduate program at James Madison University. He considered MBA@UNC for two years after a colleague graduated from the program. He applied to help advance his consulting career and was thrilled to reference his studies during an interview with Deloitte.

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If you would like to learn more about MBA@UNC, contact an Admissions Counselor at 888-986-2622 or via e-mail. We also invite you to learn more about our diverse students and alumni by viewing more student profiles:

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