MBA@UNC - A Global Program at the University of North Carolina

"Here at UNC Kenan-Flagler you get the benefit of studying with some of the best faculty in the world.”

Susan Cates - Executive Director, MBA@UNC, UNC Kenan-Flagler

  • Based on the same curriculum as the on-campus MBA program, ranked among the top-20 programs in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report
  • Unique online MBA program, you can study from anywhere in the world

Through the use of innovative technologies and real-world immersion experiences, MBA@UNC blends the flexibility of an online program with the rigor and quality of an on-campus experience. MBA@UNC is structured so that faculty and classmates get to know one another in ways that shape the vibrant learning community that sets UNC Kenan-Flagler apart.

World-class faculty and curriculum

MBA@UNC features live, weekly class sessions designed and taught by UNC Kenan-Flagler’s world-renowned faculty, and the curriculum is based on the curriculum delivered in the on-campus programs.

MBA@UNC is designed to provide aspiring leaders with the strong general management and leadership curriculum required to propel them to the next level in their careers. Following a foundation of required core courses, MBA@UNC students can customize their studies by concentrating in one of six business disciplines.

The MBA@UNC curriculum was designed by UNC Kenan-Flagler’s world-class research and teaching faculty to prepare you to be an exceptional leader with the ability to effectively analyze problems, think strategically and build strong global organizations.

To earn your MBA degree, you will need to complete 66 credit hours over an 18-36 month time period. Core courses build your MBA foundation, and you will be able to customize your program with electives courses. Following graduation, MBA@UNC alumni may continue to register for elective courses for a nominal course fee. This unique benefit allows alumni to continually refresh their knowledge and skills and take new electives that are developed each year.

Core courses

MBA@UNC begins with core courses that form a common foundation for you and your classmates.

  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Strategy, Analysis and Development
  • Analytical Tools
  • Business Communication
  • Managerial Economics
  • Operations Management
  • Introductory Finance
  • Strategy
  • Developing Managerial and Leadership Skills


Elective courses allow you to customize your MBA@UNC experience, and you may choose to concentrate in a specific business discipline to advance your career. Few top MBA programs for working professionals offer asmuch flexibility and opportunity for customization.

  • Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Investment Management
  • Marketing
  • Sustainable Enterprise