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Overview

Campus: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Type: Public

Accreditation: AACSB

Base Program Cost: $91,225

Per Credit Hour: $1,382

Minimum Credit Hours: 66

GMAT Required: Yes

Minimum Time Commitment: 24 months

Online Concentrations: Generalist/Electives

On Campus Requirements: Yes. Four weekend residencies, two are required.

School Site: Online MBA Overview | Tuition | Financial Aid

Introduction

UNC Kenan-Flagler students develop the skills that make them highly effective leaders and prepare them for long-term success. The strength of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA comes from a school culture based on core values of excellence, leadership, teamwork, integrity and community. Companies tell us that our graduates possess an uncommon ability to get things done — our graduates are talented and collaborative business people with whom others want to work and who achieve outstanding results.

Accreditation

UNC Kenan-Flagler is fully accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the premier accrediting agency for schools of business. UNC-Chapel Hill is accredited by the SACSCOC.

Academics

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School helps students develop the skills that make them highly effective leaders and prepare them for long-term success. The strength of the top-20 ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA comes from a school culture based on core values of excellence, leadership, teamwork, integrity and community.

The top ranked online MBA program, MBA@UNC, offers ambitious working professionals from anywhere in the world the opportunity to earn an elite MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler. Through the use of innovative technologies and real-world immersive experiences, MBA@UNC blends the flexibility of a global online program with the rigor, quality and classroom interaction of an on-campus experience.

Admission

Adults applying to the MBA@UNC program must have at least an undergraduate degree. Applicants must also have basic business knowledge. Students must have an understanding of basic accounting, statistics, finance and economics principles and need to be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

The first component of admissions into the program is the type of previous work experience a potential student brings. Students are required to have at least two years post-undergraduate real-world experience, but emphasis is placed on the applicant’s role in his other company, the quality of the work experience, and the diversity in the role he/she played in the company.

Other admissions requirements include:

  • Three essays
  • Three professional recommendations
  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • $140 non-refundable application fee

An interview is required for admission into the MBA@UNC. After the admissions staff receives an application, they’ll contact students to set up a personal interview. Interviews will be conducted in English via video conference using a basic webcam, which is integrated into most laptop computers. Students will only be invited to this step in the application process after the admissions staff has received transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Applications can be completed online.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for students starting in July 2012 and after is $91,225. MBA@UNC tuition is all-inclusive and includes books, texts, and student fees for the entire program. The cost of lodging and food for four immersions is also included in tuition. Students are required to attend at least two weekend immersions, but may attend up to four without incurring additional cost.

Tuition is charged on a per credit hour basis and charges can vary from term to term depending on a student’s course enrollment. Admitted students must submit a $1,500 non-refundable enrollment deposit to reserve a space in the class. Enrollment deposits will be applied as a credit toward the first quarter’s tuition if the student enrolls in the program.

UNC Kenan-Flagler works with students in a variety of ways to help them finance their MBA education:

  • Student loans: All U.S. students can be considered for student loans to cover tuition for MBA@UNC.
  • Fellowships: MBA@UNC awards a limited number of partial-tuition fellowships to outstanding, admitted applicants.
  • Corporate sponsorship: Some organizations provide tuition support for employees.
  • Veteran benefits: MBA@UNC is an approved program for students receiving military education benefits.

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