MBA@UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Online MBA - University of North Carolina

MBA@UNC is the elite MBA program delivered online by the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. MBA@UNC students earn the same degree as in UNC Kenan-Flagler’s on-campus program—the teaching and coursework are simply delivered online, allowing students greater flexibility to work and travel. The online program combines the quality of a top-ranked MBA program with live online classes and at least two in-person weekend immersions in cities around the world.

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s executive leadership coaching, networking opportunities at global in-person immersions and reputation as a top-ranked business school make MBA@UNC an ideal choice for ambitious professionals and senior leaders who want to reach the next level. Students will have access to more than 34,500 Kenan-Flagler alumni, enabling them to connect with business leaders worldwide.

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. MBA@UNC students come from a variety of locations, backgrounds and experience levels but share a goal of continuing to excel in their careers. UNC Kenan-Flagler and its online MBA program were both top ranked in 2018 by U.S. News & World Report.

What to Expect from MBA@UNC

Admission Requirements: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of professional work experience. To apply, candidates must submit an online application, an application fee, three essays (with the option to submit a fourth), two professional letters of recommendation, official transcripts and GMAT or GRE scores. Applicants also participate in a personal interview.

Applicants with six or more years of professional experience are not required to submit GMAT or GRE scores. For all others, GMAT/GRE scores are required, although applicants can apply for a waiver if their academic records and professional work experience demonstrate a high level of quantitative and analytical skill.

Students whose native language is not English must also submit TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic scores unless they earned an undergraduate or graduate degree at a U.S. college, completed their education in English in an English-speaking country or earned an undergraduate/graduate degree in India.

Study Plan: Start dates for UNC Kenan-Flagler’s online MBA program are offered in January, April, July and October. Students taking two courses per quarter can expect to graduate in 24 months. However, students have the flexibility to earn their MBA in as few as 18 months or up to three years.

Curriculum: The MBA@UNC curriculum focuses on leadership development, preparing students to become exceptional leaders who can effectively analyze problems, think strategically and build strong global organizations. The program consists of 66 credits, which includes core courses that explore analytical tools, business communication, business strategy, management and leadership skills, economics, financial accounting, introductory finance, marketing strategy and operations management.

To customize their program of study, students can choose from more than 25 electives or may pursue a concentration to build their knowledge in a particular focus area.

Designed to mirror the hiring needs of today’s employers, the five concentrations available for MBA@UNC are:

  • Data analytics and Decision Making: Use data analytics to make strategic business decisions and promote data-driven strategies throughout organizations.
  • Entrepreneurship: Prepare to start a business or innovate within an organization through courses that focus on management, social entrepreneurship, business innovation, new venture discovery and corporate strategy.
  • Finance: Lead in mid-sized to large companies, consulting firms and other organizations by taking elective courses in financial statement analysis, derivatives, real estate, taxes, managerial accounting, fixed income and business strategies.
  • Marketing: Use marketing to better connect with a global audience through courses that focus on market analysis, global marketing strategies, customer management, product management and marketing services.
  • Strategy and Consulting: Prepare to be a business consultant or corporate strategy professional through courses that focus on developing leadership, analytical and client management skills to help organizations solve real-world problems.

Online Experience: Each week, MBA@UNC offers live online classes with case discussions, role plays, breakout groups and other opportunities for interaction. Small class sizes foster a rich, collaborative learning environment and opportunities for networking. Class discussions are based on interactive assignments that students complete at their own pace throughout the week.

On-Site Requirements: Students are required to attend at least two immersions during the online MBA program. Immersions allow students to travel to business environments around the world for intensive, weekend-long learning experiences with peers, professors and global business leaders. Past destinations include Shanghai, San Francisco, Johannesburg and Buenos Aires.

Paying for MBA@UNC

Tuition for the online MBA program covers simulations, global immersions, student fees, technology licensing and support fees, and some academic supplies. Visit the MBA@UNC website for the most current tuition information.

Students often take advantage of several methods of financial assistance, including federal financial aid, scholarships, grants and private loans. Applicants are also encouraged to seek outside resources for help paying for their MBA degree, including employer sponsorship and reimbursement programs.

University of North Carolina MBA@UNC Online MBA

  • The same degree as offered by UNC Kenan-Flagler’s elite on-campus program—the teaching and coursework are simply delivered online
  • Choose from five concentrations, designed to reflect the hiring needs of today’s employers
  • Features executive leadership coaching and extensive networking opportunities with well-connected students, faculty and UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni
Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree (MBA)
Program Start Dates January, April, July, October
Credits Needed to Graduate 66
Time to Complete? On average, 24 months; can be a range of 18–36 months.
100% Online? No
Program Accreditation AACSB-accredited business school
Areas of Concentration Finance, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, General Management,Consulting, Business Analytics
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? None
GRE or GMAT Required? Yes; GMAT waivers available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? Yes, a minimum of 2 years professional work experience.
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 66
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,884.02
Total Program Tuition * $124,345

University of North Carolina MBA@UNC Online MBA - Data Analytics and Decision Making

Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree (MBA)
Program Start Dates January, April, July, October
Credits Needed to Graduate 66
Time to Complete? On average, 24 months; can be a range of 18–36 months.
100% Online? No
Program Accreditation AACSB-accredited business school
Areas of Concentration Business Analytics
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? None
GRE or GMAT Required? Yes; GMAT waiver available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? Yes, a minimum of 2 years professional work experience.
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 66
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,884.02
Total Program Tuition * $124,345

University of North Carolina MBA@UNC Online MBA - Entrepreneurship

Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree (MBA)
Program Start Dates January, April, July, October
Credits Needed to Graduate 66
Time to Complete? On average, 24 months; can be a range of 18–36 months.
100% Online? No
Program Accreditation AACSB-accredited business school
Areas of Concentration Entrepreneurship
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? None
GRE or GMAT Required? Yes; GMAT waivers available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? Yes, a minimum of 2 years professional work experience.
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 66
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,884.02
Total Program Tuition * $124,345

University of North Carolina MBA@UNC Online MBA - Finance

Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree (MBA)
Program Start Dates January, April, July, October
Credits Needed to Graduate 66
Time to Complete? On average, 24 months; can be a range of 18–36 months.
100% Online? No
Program Accreditation AACSB-accredited business school
Areas of Concentration Finance
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? None
GRE or GMAT Required? Yes; GMAT waivers available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? Yes, a minimum of 2 years professional work experience.
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 66
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,884.02
Total Program Tuition * $124,345

University of North Carolina MBA@UNC Online MBA - Marketing

Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree (MBA)
Program Start Dates January, April, July, October
Credits Needed to Graduate 66
Time to Complete? On average, 24 months; can be a range of 18–36 months.
100% Online? No
Program Accreditation AACSB-accredited business school
Areas of Concentration Marketing
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? None
GRE or GMAT Required? Yes; GMAT waivers available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? Yes, a minimum of 2 years professional work experience.
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 66
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,884.02
Total Program Tuition * $124,345

University of North Carolina MBA@UNC Online MBA - Strategy and Consulting

Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree (MBA)
Program Start Dates January, April, July, October
Credits Needed to Graduate 66
Time to Complete? On average, 24 months; can be a range of 18–36 months.
100% Online? No
Program Accreditation AACSB-accredited business school
Areas of Concentration General Management,Consulting
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? None
GRE or GMAT Required? Yes; GMAT waiver available for qualified applicants
Work Experience Required? Yes, a minimum of 2 years professional work experience.
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 66
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,884.02
Total Program Tuition * $124,345

* Tuition is calculated based on credits, at the currently published tuition rate. For programs with variable tuition rates, the out-of-state, part-time student rate is used. The tuition figure represents the cost of tuition for the entire program, not per semester or year. Total cost of tuition does not include additional fees. Please see the school website for the most up-to-date tuition costs. Note that tuition is subject to change each academic year, as approved by the UNC System Board of Governors, and any tuition change is applicable to all enrolled students.