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Conquering the MBA admissions essay

We asked our MBA admissions team to share their tips and advice for navigating the admissions process – starting with the essay. Here’s what they said: DO: Tell your story. Our MBA admissions team reads thousands of essays each year. To make your essay memorable, tell us why you want to attend UNC Kenan-Flagler and how your past experiences have shaped you as a professional. Show us your personality through compelling, dynamic examples or a personal story that illustrates your points. A successful essay gives our admissions team a sense of who you are and why you are a good fit for our program. Take a team approach to proofreading. Punctuation errors are incredibly easy to make, but also incredibly Read More

Family Fun in the Triangle

The decision to uproot your family and move to another town, region, or country to attend business school is fraught with worries – will your kids adjust to their new home, will your family make friends and find activities to keep them happy while you spend hours in the classroom and with your cohorts? UNC Kenan-Flagler understands those concerns and strives to provide a supportive community for partners and families of our students. Our MBA partners association, Kenan Connection, is a great resource for partners and families starting their lives in Chapel Hill. They offer a number of clubs and group activities, career support for partners, and valuable advice from those who have been through the transition already. The partners Read More

My best career move: UNC Kenan-Flagler

As the Class of 2016 admitted students arrived in Chapel Hill for MBA Experience Weekend, it took me back 2 years in time when I was in your shoes, analyzing and contemplating on the decision to join UNC Kenan-Flagler and leave a good-paying job.  The experience at UNC Kenan-Flagler has been so mind-blowing that I did not realize how fast two years went by;  the anxiety and excitement I felt as a first year MBA student seems like it was just few weeks ago. Selecting UNC Kenan-Flagler was one of the best decisions in my professional career, as I am thrilled and elated with the fulfillment of every single expectation I had set before I arrived in Chapel Hill. My Read More

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

One of the greatest benefits to living in Chapel Hill is its centralized location – midway along the east coast and in the heart of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is only a 4 hour drive from Washington, DC and a 6 hour drive from Atlanta. Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is a 20 minute drive or 1 hour bus ride from Chapel Hill, and taxi service is available 24 hours a day. A non-stop flight out of RDU will get you to New York City, Chicago or Miami in less than two hours. Amtrak trains also serve the east coast, with lines to Charlotte, Atlanta, DC, New York and other popular destinations. North Carolina is unique in having beautifully preserved mountains Read More

7 reasons you should attend ASW

There are three pillars to success in business school: Academic, career and social. UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Analytical Skills Workshop (ASW) prepares you for all three. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to attend, check out our Top 7 Reasons to Attend ASW – with insights from current MBA students. 7. Get your bearings. Whether you’re from the area or moving from across the country or across the world, arriving in Chapel Hill this summer will give you time to get acclimated to your new surroundings, figure out your commuting options and get the lay of the land. “From a social aspect, I got used to living in Alta Springs during ASW. I got used to traveling back and Read More

Alliance for Minority Business Students Hosts Harambee Celebration

Blog written by Tiffany Day, MBA 2014 Every year, the Alliance for Minority Business Students (AMBS) of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School hosts Harambee, a fashion show fundraiser for Global Scholars Academy in Durham, North Carolina. UNC Kenan-Flagler professor Dr. Johnson founded Global Scholars Academy (GSA) on August 19th 2009. GSA strives to create greater developmental equity for Durham youth who represent the greatest risks of academic failure due to significant social, economic, and educational challenges – individually and in their family, neighborhood, and community environments. Learn more about Dr. Johnson’s role and GSA. Each year we have over 50 volunteers from the MBA community plan and execute this event to give the UNC Kenan-Flagler community a flavor of fashion while contributing Read More

10 things you don’t know about Dr. B.

We don’t mean to brag, but our professors are pretty cool. Sridhar Balasubramanian – also known as “Dr. B.” – is associate dean of the MBA Program, the Roy & Alice H. Richards Bicentennial Distinguished Scholar and professor of marketing at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Named one of the top 50 business school professors in the world by Poets & Quants, Dr. B is a widely published and cited researcher and award-winning teacher dedicated to making the UNC Kenan-Flagler experience the best it can be for students. Get to know the person behind the professor with these fun facts shared by Dr. B. 10 things you don’t know about Dr. B. 10) I have stayed at school beyond 10 p.m., meeting with Read More

Have you been admitted? A phone call or email may surprise you!

“You can’t see me, but I’m jumping up and down right now!” Many things set UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School apart – everything from the core values of excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork, to the strong and supportive alumni network – but the surprise weekend phone call or email that makes you want to jump up and down may be all the evidence you need to know that you have found a home at UNC Kenan-Flagler. The Full-time MBA Admissions staff at UNC Kenan-Flagler is with you every step of the application and admissions process, from the day you click the Contact Me button on the website to your first day in class. In between are many anxious and exciting Read More

5 reasons you still have a chance of admission in the last MBA application deadline

Are you debating whether to submit your application to UNC Kenan-Flagler’s full-time MBA program in Round 4? Here are 5 reasons you still have a chance of admission in the last MBA application deadline. The odds might be in your favor. Fewer applicants apply in the fourth round, so while the number of total offers extended during this round might be lower, the percentage of applicants admitted might be just as high as in earlier rounds. We might be looking for someone just like you. By the time the final round deadline arrives, we already know which of the previously admitted applicants have decided to enroll and can begin to see how the Class of 2016 is shaped and where Read More

UNC Kenan-Flagler MBAs Give Back With Local Nonprofit Boards

Written by Ellie Nave, MBA 2015 Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” This sentiment resonates at the core of Orange County Animal Services’ mission. As the premiere open-door animal intake and shelter facility in the area, OCAS provides a multitude of Animal Control services to Orange County, including State and County law enforcement for animal-related issues, low-cost rabies clinics and spay/neuter programs, and animal adoptions. OCAS also partners with other rescue organizations in the area to place as many animals as possible into loving, safe homes. Despite their wide breadth of services, OCAS maintains an efficient and effective organizational structure. I am currently Read More