The online program attracts ambitious leaders—including CEOs, surgeons, engineers, entrepreneurs, accountants and musicians—from all backgrounds who are united by a common passion for leadership in the global business environment.
“Being able to pick my class days and watch class material on my own time—while traveling, on vacation, at a coffee shop after work—has made earning my MBA possible. The online program allowed me to maintain a full-time student status without interrupting my career.”
Denise Whitfield, Class of 2018 Director of Education and Innovation, L.A. County EMS Agency Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCLA
Our students don’t have to choose between their career and their education. They continue to work full time while developing important business skills and balancing their personal commitments.
Read on to learn more about their professional experiences, their career aspirations and why they took their next step at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
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.
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.
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.
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.