Global Executive OneMBA® Program Celebrates 10 Years

September 19, 2012 By unc kenan-flagler

UNC Kenan-Flagler and its partner schools celebrate the 10th anniversary of the global executive MBA program, OneMBA, this year.  Over the past decade, the partnership has built a unique global program boasting more than 1,000 alumni in senior leadership positions in more than 50 countries around the world.  Nearly 300 of those graduated from UNC Kenan-Flagler.

OneMBA hosts an anniversary Gala Dinner on Friday, September 21 at the Westin Arlington Gateway hotel in Arlington, VA.  Katty Kay, Anchor, BBC World News America and Co-author, Womenomics, provided the keynote address during the gala dinner.  The dinner brings together more than 300 OneMBA students, alumni faculty, administrators and special guests. 

To coincide with the celebration, OneMBA alumni are holding a reunion, featuring a full executive development program, Sept. 20-22 in Washington, D.C.  Also this week, OneMBA welcomes 123 professionals into the Class of 2014 – the largest class since the beginning of the program.

Dr. Peter Brews, Associate Dean, OneMBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler says, “No global executive MBA program prepares working executives better for the rigors of global business.”  The organizations that rank MBA programs agree.  Over the past three years, the Financial Times ranked OneMBA, on average, 25th among EMBA programs worldwide.

Click here to view a video of faculty around the world congratulating the OneMBA Program.

Professionals in the OneMBA Program at UNC experience:

  • Learning with professional peers through global virtual teams
  • A global curriculum covering business issues in developing and developed nations
  • Global residencies in four world regions featuring local faculty and business leaders
  • A global network of professional peers, business leaders, faculty and administration
  • A modular format that recognizes the flexibility required by working professionals
  • A rigorous MBA education from top-ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s OneMBA Class of 2012 graduated this past June.  The class averaged 12.5 years work experience at organizations such as Biogen Idec, World Bank, IBM, US Department of State, Merck, Wells Fargo and the FBI.  They lived in six states, plus the District of Columbia and Denmark.  Nearly 20 percent were non-U.S. citizens and many more than that worked globally.

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