MBA@UNC News


Faculty Insights: Identifying Influence in the Workplace

The first step to selling your idea is to understand whom you have to influence to be effective. This is regularly not done well because people often fail to recognize the difference between formal and informal power in an organization. To effectively influence, you need to find who has informal power: i.e. those who are always able to get things done inside an organization, often irrespective of their title or where they fall within the organizational chart.

Putting a Focus on Student Innovation

Students focused on ideation, rapid prototyping, selling the concept and refining it based on “investor” feedback, and the teams came up with some impressive ideas along the way. We posted each product concept on Quirky.com, an online innovation marketplace that helps take great ideas from concept to reality. Their ideas are posted under Action Learning and are open for the public to vote and comment on.

Student Voices: Will The Perception Ever Change?

Now that I am in the program I read the various news articles on online MBA programs out of curiosity, and I chose to contribute to this blog to show others what life was like in the MBA@UNC program as well as help dispel any myths about the online experience. That said, an article featured in the FINS section of last week’s Wall Street Journal on “The Downside and Upside of an Online MBA” by Beecher Tuttle led me to believe that perhaps our student blogs do not do enough to accurately portray student life in this program.

Connecting the Dots in Unexpected Places - My Immersion Weekend Experience

Who would ever think that a tech Giant like Google could be compared to a drug and rehabilitation facility? Although disparate in their mission, size-, and structure, I learned that you can connect the dots in the most unlikely places. This was just one of many takeaways from our recent Immersion Weekend in San Francisco.

Bringing Credibility to Online MBA Programs

We believe this is the beginning of something pretty incredible, and it’s gratifying to see that others agree with us. Check out the article that John Byrne, former editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek and founder of Poets & Quants, wrote for his influential website and published by CNN Money/Fortune on Friday:

MBA Scholarships for Women at Kenan-Flagler

There are a number of scholarships and grants available for women looking to finance an MBA degree. For women interested in pursuing one of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA programs, the following financial aid opportunities are available: