Today’s most effective leaders have headed for business. Just as importantly, they have hearts, too. Their focus goes beyond the bottom line, incorporating the greater good. UNC Kenan-Flagler has long understood what defines true business success & puts that understanding into practice. In & out of the classroom, through academic rigor & essential real-life learning experiences, we’re shaping exceptional leaders who make positive impacts on the corporations they lead & the communities they serve. While all leading business schools impart core knowledge, we’re the only top-ranked school to integrate our core values of excellence, leadership, integrity, community & teamwork into the very fabric of the academic experience. As a result, our students come away with something more. They are uniquely prepared to both excel in applying knowledge to drive results & to lead, collaborate & inspire to bring positive change. Businesses in our global and increasingly transparent marketplace are now held to a higher standard. The most successful organizations place a premium on leadership, values, and ethics. UNC Kenan-Flagler graduates emerge fully prepared to lead the way. It’s the UNC Kenan-Flagler difference.
Our Core Values
Excellence, leadership, integrity, community, and teamwork. These are the core values by which we learn, work and live in our academic, professional and personal lives. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we strive to uphold the highest standards in everything we do.
Our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and dean are the unmatched difference in UNC Kenan-Flagler’s culture. We are a wealth of different ethnicities, races, experiences, lifestyles, perspectives, and talents — strongly competitive, yet keeping an open heart and hand to lift up others.
UNC Kenan-Flagler’s state-of-the-art facilities, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and proximity to Research Triangle Park foster innovative collaboration among thought leaders in business, government, and academia. Its Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center at Meadowmont is an ideal executive retreat for continuing and customized education.
Established in 1919, UNC Kenan-Flagler was renamed in 1991 to honor two prominent American business families and benefactors, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler and her husband, Henry Morrison Flagler, and Frank Hawkins Kenan. The School continues marking major milestones in globalization, leadership, and research and technology.
Rankings & Reputation
UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA, Master of Accounting and Undergraduate Business programs are consistently ranked among the top 20 in business school rankings. UNC Kenan-Flagler is one of the few leading business schools that educates people at every stage of their careers.
At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we provide you with the best business education through practical experiences that have real consequences. Our dynamic hands-on simulations, business projects, and capstone courses give you a variety of opportunities to learn by doing.
Faculty Research Impact
UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a portfolio of programs led by renowned faculty whose academic and corporate research is shaping the future of business. These professors are committed to delivering leading-edge knowledge and analytical skills development to students and executives.
UNC Kenan-Flagler takes you to the world’s classrooms, boardrooms and marketplaces. Our highly diverse student body travels the world, experiencing in-country study, real-life learning courses, and internships.
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