UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Admission Essays

Admissions Criteria

Student Body

The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School has achieved a remarkable reputation for ingraining a strong sense of teamwork within its graduates. The fact that incoming students are assigned to teams of 4 to 5 people as soon as they arrive on campus and these teams do not disband until after the first year likely plays a part in this teambuilding reputation. (This no-excuses-accepted approach to teamwork mimics the teams employed in the workforce where one does not get the opportunity to specifically choose his or her team members.)

Additionally, the school is bucking a recent trend by requiring its applicants to have a minimum 2 years of post undergrad full-time work experience. The faculty is lauded for belonging to a wide variety of corporate advisory boards to ensure their current knowledge base is extremely current and relevant. UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty also consult, have started and run their own companies and teach executives in Exec Ed and EMBA Programs. All these things also contribute to the relevance and currency of their business knowledge.

Contact Information

Kenan-Flagler Business School

MBA Admissions Office
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 3490, McColl Bldg., Room 2114
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490

Phone: (919)-962-3236

Director of MBA Admissions: Sherry Wallace

Email: mba_info@unc.edu

Application Deadlines*

Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Application deadline Oct 15 Dec 10 Jan 14 Mar 11*
Initial Notification* By Dec 07 Feb 01 Mar 15 Apr 19*

* Application deadlines are for the 2018-2019 application season.

** Applications submitted by the Suggested Application Submission Date will receive an admissions decision on the corresponding Decision Release Date.  If an application is submitted outside of these deadlines, decisions will be released on a rolling basis.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the application date.
*If space is still available in the class, we will accept applications after the Round 4 deadline. Decisions on applications submitted after the Round 4 deadline will be released on a rolling basis.


Admissions Criteria

Average undergrad GPA: 3.4

Average GMAT: 702

Average work experience (years): 5

Student Body

Total full-time enrollment: 276

Women: 28%

Minorities: 14%

International: 22%

Median age: 28