The Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) March 16
Application deadline (international students) March 16
Application fee $140

The Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 37.7% – Medium
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.31 – Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.8-3.8
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 197
Average GMAT score 689 – High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 630-740
Students with prior work experience 288
Average work experience (months) 59

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants (part-time) N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Average age of new entrants N/A
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Full-time program
We seek candidates with strengths in these areas: Leadership, communication skills, interpersonal skills, teamwork abilities, track record of results, drive and motivation, analytical skills and problem solving ability, prior academic performance, career progression and goals. We recommend a minimum of two years of full-time work experience.
Executive program
For all three of our executive M.B.A. programs, we evaluate: Professional work experience and skills, leadership skills, communication skills, education and knowledge. After the application has been reviewed, the candidate will be contacted for a personal interview to learn more about his/her professional background, communication skills and reasons for pursuing an M.B.A. degree.
Part-time program
We do not have a part-time program.
Part-time distance learning program
UNC Kenan-Flagler seek students whose academic background, professional experience and leadership abilities meet the rigorous demands of our top-ranked programs.

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Sherrylyn Ford Wallace
Full-time program phone (919) 962-3236
Full-time program E-mail [email protected]
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​kenan-flagler.​unc.​edu/​Programs/​MBA/​index.​cfm
Executive program phone (919) 962-8863
Executive program E-mail [email protected]
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​kenan-flagler.​unc.​edu/​Programs/​execMBA/​
Part-time program phone N/A
Part-time program E-mail N/A
Part-time program website N/A
Part-time distance learning program phone (919) 962-0603
Part-time distance learning program E-mail [email protected]
Part-time distance learning program website http:/​/​www.​kenan-flagler.​unc.​edu/​admissions/​online-mba

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(13) Departments/concentrations
accounting production/operations management
consulting organizational behavior
entrepreneurship portfolio management
finance real estate
general management supply chain management/logistics
leadership other
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand consulting, finance, marketing, portfolio management, real estate
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, full-time distance learning, part-time distance learning, traditional executive MBA, other executive MBA
Joint programs available healthcare (medicine), healthcare (management), law, library science, pharmacology, public policy/administration, City and Regional Planning; Public Health; Environmental Studies

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Full-time program
UNC offers a global perspective, functional knowledge, analytical skills, and opportunities to apply them. Program hallmarks are leadership development, team building, communication classes and individual attention. First-year students take required courses followed by elective courses. Second-year students focus on a career direction through a range of concentrations.
Executive program
UNC’s M.B.A. Programs for Executives (global, weekend and evening formats) all offer a powerful combination of benefits that accelerate careers: outstanding teaching, exceptional staff support, direct application of classroom learning to their jobs, learning customized to the career objectives of executives, and a powerful network.
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program
The curriculum is based on the on the rigorous residential MBA Program. Professors teach classes in asynchronous and live sessions using a technology platform designed for graduate education and focused on interactive communication. They offer virtual office hours. Face-to-face global immersions serve as capstone experiences.

Business School Ranking

#19 Best Business Schools

(7) Ranking by Specialties

#10 in Accounting
#25 in Entrepreneurship
#11 in Executive M.B.A.
#17 in Management
#12 in Marketing
#17 in Production / Operations
#25 in Supply Chain / Logistics

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 70
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.9
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
Acceptance rate 37.7% – Medium
Average starting salary and bonus $101,904 – High
Average undergraduate GPA 3.31 – Medium
Average GMAT score 689 – High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 74.1% – High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 85.2% – Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 575

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 575

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 575
Minority students 14.1%
International students 27.3%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Susan Brooks
Financial aid phone (919) 962-9096


Full-time: $23,339 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $47,221 per year (out-of-state)
Required fees $3,392 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $22,494
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $82,747

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 72
Teaching assistantships 0
Research assistantships 0
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 295
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 263
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 74.1% – High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 85.2% – Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 192
Low base salary $45,000
Average base salary $99,628
High base salary $150,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $45,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $99,128
High base salary: U.S citizen $150,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $60,500
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $102,553
High base salary: Foreign nationals $135,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 22
Low signing bonus $1,000
Average signing bonus $19,866
High signing bonus $50,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $1,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $19,725
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $50,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $20,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $21,500
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $23,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 51
Low other compensation N/A
Average other compensation $14,151
High other compensation $50,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $2,500
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $14,748
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $50,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $11,702
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $40,500

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 34
Marketing/sales low salary $78,000
Marketing/sales average salary $94,602
Marketing/sales high salary $112,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 3
Operations/production low salary $80,000
Operations/production average salary $95,333
Operations/production high salary $103,000
Number reporting general management jobs 26
General management low salary $60,000
General management average salary $95,730
General management high salary $120,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 69
Finance/accounting low salary $60,500
Finance/accounting average salary $97,376
Finance/accounting high salary $150,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 3
Management information systems (MIS) low salary $110,000
Management information systems (MIS) average salary $110,000
Management information systems (MIS) high salary $110,000
Number reporting consulting jobs 34
Consulting low salary $70,000
Consulting average salary $114,500
Consulting high salary $135,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 4
Human resources low salary $70,000
Human resources average salary $86,250
Human resources high salary $95,000
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 19
Other occupations low salary $45,000
Other occupations average salary $97,368
Other occupations high salary $145,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting government jobs 0
Government low salary $0
Government average salary $0
Government high salary $0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 7
Manufacturing low salary $82,000
Manufacturing average salary $104,750
Manufacturing high salary $135,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 1

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 43
Northeast low salary $45,000
Northeast average salary $100,337
Northeast high salary $150,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 31
Middle Atlantic low salary $70,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $102,645
Middle Atlantic high salary $145,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 77
South low salary $60,000
South average salary $99,487
South high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 11
Midwest low salary $75,000
Midwest average salary $92,545
Midwest high salary $110,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 7
Southwest low salary $78,000
Southwest average salary $93,571
Southwest high salary $110,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 11
West low salary $85,000
West average salary $111,272
West high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 7
International low salary $60,500
International average salary $88,500
International high salary $120,000

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