The Kenan-Flagler MBA• The University of North Carolina
Agenda I. Commitment to Excellence II. Great Environment III. Cutting-Edge Curriculum IV. Career Success V. Admissions
Commitment to Excellence
Commitment to Excellence Vision of the Kenan-Flagler MBA Program Provide outstanding students a transformational experience and the career resources necessary to achieve extraordinary results for the organizations they lead and positively impact the communities they serve.
Commitment to ExcellenceWhat Sets Us Apart? The Duality of Excellence Friendly Smart Collaborative Hardworking Principled Ambitious Interpersonal Technical Skills Skills
Commitment to Excellence• Top faculty – Accomplished and renowned for their research – Continuously rated at the top for teaching, accessibility and responsiveness
Commitment to Excellence Core Values Excellence Leadership Integrity Community Teamwork
Commitment to Excellence• Top rankings – Business Week No. 16 – US News & World Report No. 19 – Forbes No. 15 – Wall Street Journal No. 6 – Financial Times No. 29• Continuously rated at the top for teaching, accessibility and responsiveness
Amazing Environment – Unique “Carolina culture” – Ideal location – Strong and diverse community
Great Environment• State-of-the-art facilities• UNC• Research Triangle Park (RTP)
Cutting-edge Curriculum• Curriculum features – Flexibility of the curriculum prepares students for success in internships and careers – Choice of concentrations, enrichments and focus areas…or general management – Electives start in second half of first year – Internal Case Competition provides a complete understanding of business
Cutting-edge Curriculum Concentrations/Enrichments/Focus Areas• Concentrations • Enrichments – Corporate Finance – Entrepreneurship – Marketing – Sustainable Enterprise – Global Supply Chain • Focus Areas Management – Energy – Investment Management – Healthcare – Management Consulting – Family Business – Real Estate
Cutting-edge Curriculum Leadership Initiative• Practical approach to leadership that begins with Orientation• 4 step cycle of leadership development• Leadership Days during the academic calendar• Leadership immersion
Cutting-edge Curriculum International Opportunities• Global Immersion Electives• Global STAR Project• Doing Business In• MBA exchange programs• “Working Language” Classes – Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin• On-campus cultural activities
Cutting-edge Curriculum Dual Degree Opportunities• Law• Medicine• Pharmacy• Public Health• City and Regional Planning• Information and Library Science• Nicholas School for the Environment (Duke)• Public Policy (Duke)
Cutting-edge Curriculum Action Based Learning Opportunities Launching the Venture AIM – Applied Investment Management Private Equity Fund Real-Estate Fund Leadership/ Sustainability Immersion STAR Global Business Project
Career Success• Top 10 reputation among recruiters with major companies coming to campus• Individual attention from functionally-aligned CMC directors means customized support• Passionate , powerful and loyal alumni network Salary Statistics* (Class of 2012) Mean Base Salary $102,378 Signing Bonus $24,947 *Based only on those students who reported salary information
Career Success Recruiters Value UNC MBAs“Their graduates are strongin leadership, teamwork andinterpersonal skills—traits “Their graduates arethat are absolutely essential exceptionally well-preparedin a global economy.” for the real world.” John C. Hodgson, Peter Mallinson, Executive Vice President, DuPont Advisory Director, Goldman Sachs International “The quality of the faculty, the students, and the facilities is simply outstanding.” Fred Smith, Chairman, CEO and President, FedEx
Admissions Class 2014 Profile Class Size: 290 Gender: 29% female Median Age: 28 Age Range: 22-40 Median Years Worked: 5 Median GMAT: 700 (range 630-750) Citizenship: 36% non-U.S. No. of countries: 23 U.S. Minority: 15% Students with Partners: 30%
Admissions Fellowships• All applicants who submit application by January deadline are automatically considered• No separate fellowship application required• School fellowships are merit-based• Up to 25% of each class is awarded a fellowship• Dean’s Fellows Program goes beyond fellowship• Falls Prize is an extra incentive
Admissions What happens after you “submit”?• All admitted applicants will have an interview• Open interview policy means you schedule the interview when it is convenient for you• Each application is read twice by two independent readers – Reader #1 evaluates the written application only – Interviewer conducts “blind” interview – Reader #2 evaluates the entire package and makes recommendation – Admissions Committee (AdComm) reviews all applications by round – Fellowship Committee reviews all admitted applicants each round
Admissions And who is the Admissions Committee?• A team of Admissions Directors, faculty, and other staff who manage nearly 2,000 applications each academic year• We are: – Fluent in Spanish and German (with a little French) – Formerly a Brand Manager and Marketing Director, attorney, advertising executive, management consultants, ex-Telecomm CEO, financial services analysts and executives, specialists in leadership development – Graduates of UNC, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Stanford, Tufts, Boston College, UC Berkeley, WashU, IU, Duke, Washington & Lee – From states ranging from Alabama to North Carolina to California Committed to enrolling a phenomenal class of MBAs at UNC each year!
AdmissionsHow does the Admissions Committee work?
Next Steps Application Deadlines – Decision Application Interview Release must Deposit Deadline completed by Date* be received Deadline 1 Oct 19 Dec 3 Dec 10 Jan 7 early action Deadline 2 Dec 7 Consortium Application Deadlines – Jan 25 Feb 4 Apr 15 Deadline 3 Jan 11 Mar 11 Mar 18 Apr 15 Deadline 4 Mar 15 Apr 12 Apr 29 May 13