Kenan-Flagler MBA Program


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The vision of UNC Kenan-Flagler's MBA program is to 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.

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  • I’d like to talk about 5 topics overall, then time for Q&A at the end I’ll talk a bit about each one, but I’m more interested in having you listen to first hand accounts from some of our students and faculty members. So I’ve included a number of video clips for each of these topics. We have plenty of CD-Roms to hand out to you, where you will see additional video clips and learn more about the program.
  • It would probably be sufficient to end our statement at “lead”…but we are particularly committed to community as well.
  • We have incredibly accomplished and well-known faculty (in addition to the fact that they are accessible)
  • The core values really guide a lot of what we do as a school. Was an interactive process Community voted Intense collaboration Today the values are etched in stone at the entrance of the McColl Building and we take them seriously
  • Whether we like it or not, rankings are an important part of the business school world The is a very competitive market, and Kenan-Flagler recognizes this and is striving to stay ahead of the curve Our goals are divided into short and long-term goals Rankings – ST: #12, LT: Top 10
  • Tremendous sense of camaraderie, collaboration, supportive culture, Perhaps due to “Southern Culture” Students are passionate about the school
  • Recent renovation, state of the art We benefit from being part of a great university as well Also geographically close to RTP Like a Silicon Valley Hotbed of technology and entrepreneurship The largest research park in the country
  • Joint Degree Programs: JD/MBA – 1 st year Law; 2 nd year Business Core; 3 rd year Business and Law electives; 4 th year Law Core. MHA/MBA – Masters of Public Health MRP/MBA – Masters in Regional Planning MSIS/MBA – Masters from School of Information and Library Science KFBS program: 63 ½ credit hours -- 35 ½ core, 28 elective (in languages, other universities, etc.) Up to 12 credit hours away from KF – these go toward Joint Degree Flexibility is key!
  • Students choose from 8 concentrations - Customer and Product - Management Consulting Management - Corporate Finance - Investment Management - Entrepreneurship - Sustainable Enterprise - Real Estate Finance - Global Supply Chain Management
  • We committed to being a global institution Lots of partnerships internationally Over 1/3 class is international Exchange with over 40 schools Working Spanish (language class, innovative delivery using multimedia as well as traditional classes) GIEs
  • Top Hiring Companies (hiring three or more students) Accenture Bank of America Bear Stearns Bristol-Myers Squibb BuildNet Chase Bank Dell Computer Corporation Deloitte Consulting Dupont Eli Lilly & Co. Ericsson First Union GlaxoSmithKline Goldman Sachs & Co. Hewlett-Packard Company IBM J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Johnson & Johnson Kraft Foods Lehman Brothers McKinsey & Company Merrill Lynch & Company Nabisco, Inc. Nortel Networks Salomon Smith Barney UPS Walt Disney Company Overwhelmingly positive feedback about how prepared our students are – specifically laud teamwork and sense of community KF alums bring to their organizations
  • A primary objective was to understand the competencies desired of MBAs to make them attractive to MBA recruiters and necessary to excel in their career both short-term and long-term.
  • Kenan-Flagler MBA Program

    1. 1. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Shaping leaders, driving results Kenan-Flagler MBA
    2. 2. <ul><li>Commitment to Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Great Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Cutting-Edge Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Career Success </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions </li></ul>Agenda
    3. 3. Commitment to Excellence
    4. 4. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>Vision of the Kenan-Flagler MBA Program Commitment to Excellence
    5. 5. <ul><li>Top faculty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplished and renowned for their research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuously rated at the top for teaching, accessibility and responsiveness </li></ul></ul>Commitment to Excellence
    6. 6. Core Values <ul><li>Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul>Commitment to Excellence
    7. 7. <ul><li>Top rankings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Week No. 16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US News & World Report No. 21 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forbes No. 15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wall Street Journal No. 6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Times No. 20 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aggressive goals </li></ul>Commitment to Excellence
    8. 8. Great Environment
    9. 9. <ul><li>Unique “Carolina culture” </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal location </li></ul><ul><li>Strong community </li></ul>Great Environment
    10. 10. <ul><li>State-of-the-art facilities </li></ul><ul><li>UNC </li></ul><ul><li>Research Triangle Park (RTP) </li></ul>Great Environment
    11. 11. Cutting-edge Curriculum
    12. 12. “ Core” Curriculum <ul><li>Flexibility of the curriculum prepares students for success in internships and careers </li></ul><ul><li>Allows electives to be taken in the first year </li></ul><ul><li>Integrative exercise provides a complete understanding of business </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership exercises throughout the first and second year allow student to practice what they learn in the classroom </li></ul>Cutting-edge Curriculum
    13. 13. <ul><li>Students choose from 8 concentrations, or </li></ul><ul><li>Students design their own general management curriculum from a wide selection of cutting edge elective courses </li></ul>Electives/Concentrations Cutting-edge Curriculum
    14. 14. <ul><li>Practical approach to leadership </li></ul><ul><li>4 step cycle of leadership development </li></ul>Leadership Initiative Cutting-edge Curriculum
    15. 15. International Opportunities <ul><li>Global Immersion Electives </li></ul><ul><li>MBA exchange programs </li></ul><ul><li>“ Working Language” Classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On-campus cultural activities </li></ul>Cutting-edge Curriculum
    16. 16. Career Success
    17. 17. <ul><li>Top recruiters come to campus </li></ul><ul><li>Passionate and loyal alumni network </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful alumni database (over 16,000 alumni) </li></ul>Career Success Salary Statistics* (Class of 2010) *Based only on those students who reported salary information Mean Base Salary $97,408 Signing Bonus $25,181
    18. 18. <ul><li>International students successful in careers </li></ul><ul><li>Some find U.S. employment, some go back to home countries </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately half of recruiting companies are willing to hire international students </li></ul>International Student Employment Career Success
    19. 19. <ul><li>Individual attention, any time </li></ul><ul><li>Functionally-aligned CMC directors offer direct recruiter feedback and specialized knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 reputation among recruiters </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized support for unique career interests </li></ul>Career Management Center Career Success
    20. 20. Recruiters Value UNC MBAs Career Success “ Their graduates are exceptionally well-prepared for the real world .” Peter Mallinson, 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 “ Their graduates are strong in leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills—traits that are absolutely essential in a global economy .” John C. Hodgson, Executive Vice President, DuPont
    21. 21. Career Success
    22. 22. Admissions
    23. 23. Class 2012 Profile <ul><li>Class Size: 290 </li></ul><ul><li>Gender: 27% female </li></ul><ul><li>Median Age: 27 </li></ul><ul><li>Age Range: 22-40 </li></ul><ul><li>Median Years Worked: 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Median GMAT: 700 (range 500-780) </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship: 26% non-U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>No. of countries: 23 </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Minority: 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Students with Partners: 30% </li></ul>Admissions
    24. 24. What Are We Looking For? <ul><li>Leadership and drive </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-solving /Analytical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Academic ability </li></ul><ul><li>Global/Multicultural aptitude </li></ul><ul><li>Clear Focus: Why the MBA? </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills / executive presence </li></ul><ul><li>Passion for Kenan-Flagler </li></ul>Admissions
    25. 25. Fellowships <ul><li>All applicants who submit application by January deadline are automatically considered </li></ul><ul><li>No separate fellowship application required </li></ul><ul><li>School fellowships are merit-based </li></ul><ul><li>Around 25% of each class is awarded a fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Dean’s Fellows Program for select group of fellows </li></ul><ul><li>$25,000 Falls Prize – up to 6 awarded per class </li></ul>Admissions
    26. 26. Contact Us [email_address] http:// /