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Student Voices: Looking Back on a Year of Change

As I start a new year, I’m always a little nostalgic. I made lots of changes in 2011: new job, new house and new MBA program. One year ago, I hadn’t even signed up for the GMATs. Now I’m in my third quarter of MBA@UNC.

Student Voices: Kicking off 2012 with MBA@UNC

So here I am, getting ready to start term 3 tonight and I am actually looking forward to class tonight. There is something familiar in the routine, plus I’m looking forward to catching up with my classmates (we’ll see if the private chat stays up and running all term). It seems we really have become a “family” as we move through this adventure together and that fact makes prospects for 2012 even better.

Student Voices: Being a Global Citizen with MBA@UNC

To me, the MBA@UNC program is the embodiment of the kind of technological innovation that will keep us advancing. As little as 10 years ago, a program like MBA@UNC was unimaginable. That a student in North Carolina could be in the same class as someone in California seemed unlikely. Now, the reality is that students may be states (or even continents!) apart, but twice a week, we are in the same place.

Student Voices: MBA in the Palm of My Hand

A number of years ago, while working in sales at an investment bank, I tried taking a business course at NYU. I was unexpectedly sent to work in Hong Kong a month into the semester. Too late to drop the course, I missed several classes and the midterm – all of that time and money went down the drain. I did not wanting to interrupt my career with a full-time program, so I put aside my business school aspirations – until MBA@UNC came along.

Student Voices: Facing "Skeptical Optimism"

I walked into the program with “skeptical optimism,” if that is even a phrase. I wanted a top-tier program, but needed something that fit into my family life and allowed me to stay at my job. Speaking with the admissions counselors, the MBA@UNC felt like a good fit, but I had a lot of unanswered questions: Will I make substantial relationships with my classmates? Will an on-line classroom engage me intellectually? Should I just wait a year and let UNC work out the kinks? Even with all these questions, I was intrigued. I thought, “This will be like a start-up, I’ve always wanted to work at a start-up.” So that pushed me over the edge – and I entered the program with “skeptical optimism..

Student Voices: Why an MBA was the Next Step

“You already have a Master’s Degree?  Why do you want another one?”