student experience


MBA@UNC Graduate: Scott Suttmeier

“MBA@UNC provided me with the flexibility I needed to prioritize my family and work, and still take care of my studies.” - Scott Suttmeier

MBA@UNC Graduate: Kristen Fanarakis

Kristen Fanarakis was ready to make a change. An aspiring writer with an interest in fashion, she built a career on Wall Street working in foreign exchange. After 12 years, she decided the time was right to leave the corporate world, write a book and figure out what came next. A big part of her master plan was to earn an MBA.

MBA@UNC Graduate: Jim Omartian

Jim Omartian didn’t just learn from his professors, he decided to become one. When he started the program two years ago, he was the director of sales and marketing for a large, global supplier to industrial and commercial facilities in Ohio. Today, he’s preparing for a new chapter of learning at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

MBA@UNC Graduate: Jamie DeMaria

With a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame, a master’s degree and a doctorate in neuroscience from Florida State University, Jamie DeMaria brought to MBA@UNC an impressive scientific mind, but very little formal business training. 

MBA@UNC Graduate: Allen Baker

“I used my MBA@UNC experience to make a complete career change,” says Allen Baker. “I changed everything.”
A nuclear engineering officer in the U.S. Navy, Baker earned his undergraduate degree from …

MBA@UNC Graduate: Erik Sneed

For the past 16 years, Erik Sneed has worked for Harrah’s Casino in western North Carolina where he’s been responsible for developing, designing and building one of the largest casinos and resorts in the region.