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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

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

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


“How do you do it?” As an MBA student and mom of two daughters under the age of 4, I’m asked that question a lot. When I started school in August 2012, my youngest was only 4 months old. I decided to go back to school for my daughters, Graelyn (now 3 years old) and Elcie (almost 2 years old). I want them to see through my actions how much our family values education and what you can achieve through hard work. I’m not getting my MBA despite of my children. I’m getting it because of them. So when I’m asked, “How do you do it?” or someone declares, “I don’t know how you manage — I’m barely getting by!” Read More

Tar Heel tips: Making the most of second year

With less than 100 days until graduation for UNC Kenan-Flagler’s full-time MBA Class of 2014, the weeks are flying by in a haze of presentations, papers and perspiration. Second year students are gearing up for the bright future they have fostered during their time at UNC Kenan-Flagler, while also savoring their last days on campus and in Chapel Hill. With the wisdom of hindsight, second years are able to share advice with first year students – everything from academic and career guidance to tips on how to savor the Carolina experience. “Remember how helpful second year students were for you last fall as you were navigating academics and your career search. Bring that passion and more to the group of 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

Admissions Tip #3 – The Interview

As the final posting in our series of Admissions Tips for this application season, we wanted to give you the best advice possible when preparing for your MBA interview.  Remember to get it scheduled as soon as possible, so you don’t miss the completion deadline!  Below, we have outlined several pieces of guidance for you as you ready yourself before the interview, during the interview and after the interview. Before the Interview: Do your homework about UNC Kenan-Flagler, or whatever school it may be that you are interviewing with.  Visit their website, network with alumni at events and reach out to current students.  The MBA Ambassadors at Kenan-Flagler are an amazing resource for you and are eager to answer any Read More


Posted by Alex   The first thing that you will notice when you arrive in Chapel Hill is the omnipresence of the light blue color everywhere in town. This is not your basic blue, it is the UNC blue, it is more than just a baby blue color, it is the Tar Heel standard. Welcome to Tar Heel territory! North Carolina is known as the Tar Heel State but the Tar Heel moniker takes its full meaning in Chapel Hill. The inhabitants, the students and especially the UNC sports teams are the Tar Heels. As an International student, I did not grasp the full extent of what it means to be part of the Tar Heel community until I went to Read More