University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Kenan-Flagler Business School

Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
  • University Selectivity
  • University Yield
  • Average Salary
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
  • Program Length
    Two Year
Contact Information
300 Kenan Drive
CB 3490
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3490, United States

Kenan-Flagler Business School

UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for a collaborative culture that stems from our core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors’ unparalleled dedication to teaching and research create extraordinary learning experiences that prepare students and executives to excel in a global environment. Recognized as one of the best, most comprehensive leadership programs by AACSB, we weave real-life learning into rigorous curricula. Graduates are known for quantitative skills and effective, principled leadership – results-driven leaders who make business an engine for positive global change.

What Current Students Say See All 10 Comments >

Kenan-Flagler students are very well rounded. Not only are they intellectual, but they are very involved in extracurricular activities and organizations around the university. The program has a very friendly and competitive atmosphere which draws the best out of its students.

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Events Calendar

  • Oct 27
    Business and Human Resources

    Chapel Hill, NC

    In this program, you will develop the key knowledge and learn skills that will make you a strategic, effective business partner in your organization. This 5 day leadership training program has been approved for 28.75 (Specified - Business Management and Strategy) credit hours towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HRCI.

  • Oct 30
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Executive Development Institute Online Information Session


    The Executive Development Institute gives managers the essential tools, focus, and knowledge to become strategic business leaders. This 2 week program is taught by UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty at the Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC. To learn more about the Executive Development Institute, attend this online information session.

  • Oct 31
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Inside Kenan-Flagler: Minority Preview Weekend

    Chapel Hill, NC

    The Alliance of Minority Business Students (AMBS) and the Full-time MBA Admissions office are excited to host the MBA Inside Kenan-Flagler (IKF) in Chapel Hill. Our Minority Preview Weekend provides an opportunity for us to bring a select group of diverse, top-caliber, underrepresented prospective full-time MBA applicants to campus to experience UNC Kenan-Flagler and Chapel Hill in person.

About University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Admissions Selectivity
27% University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Character/personal abilities
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
30835% 30,835
27% 27
48% 48
27% School Selectivity
48% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT with writing or SAT with writing
  • Are Interviews Required? Not offered
Additional Requirements:

International students must submit a TOEFL score in addition to the SAT or ACT; they must also have their transcripts translated to English. Requirements for transfer admission are similar to those for first-year admission, except junior transfers are not required to submit a test score, and applicants must submit transcripts from all institutions previously attended - both secondy and postsecondary.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
779% 779
48% 48
99% 99
48% Program Selectivity
99% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 3.0
  • Other transfer requirements Complete prerequisite courses with a C or better, submit application which includes 4 essays, complete a required admissions interview, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Students selected for the Assured Admission Program must complete a year-long program which includes a required First Year Seminar and maintain a 3.25 GPA in order to formally transition into the undergraduate business program.


Financial Services 45%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 20%
  • Other 9%
Bank of America 11
Top Employer
  • Deloitte 8
  • Wells Fargo 8
  • General Electric 7
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
85% 85
59% 59.252482758620694
85% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
11% 11
17% 16.796475409836066
11% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
3% 3
9% 9.484761904761905
3% Accept Offers
80% Graduates seeking full-time employment
20% Graduates not seeking employment
70% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
21% 21
$63,371.00 Data not provided
45% 45
$62,096.00 Data not provided
General Management
4% 4
$63,667.00 Data not provided
18% 18
$48,400.00 Data not provided
5% 5
$50,825.00 Data not provided
7% 7
$49,326.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consumer Products/Retail
10% 10
$53,063.00 Data not provided
20% 20
$61,455.00 Data not provided
Financial Services
45% 45
$63,030.00 Data not provided
4% 4
$42,400.00 Data not provided
5% 5
$57,625.00 Data not provided
7% 7
$515,836.00 Data not provided
9% 9
$51,021.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
21% 21
$63,616.00 Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
5% 5
$47,778.00 Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
8% 8
$57,500.00 Data not provided
U.S. West
4% 4
$63,000.00 Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Wells Fargo 16
  • Bank of America 11
  • Credit Suisse 8
  • JP Morgan 6
  • Comcast 4
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 92
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 140
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 277
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Undergraduate Business Symposium, Alumni databases, international internship program, Leadership Development, career fairs expos, career panels and workshops, networking nights, mock interviews, Interview Stream, NYC Career Trek, ATL Career Trek, online career exploration tools, archived job postings, resume referrals, 1:1 counseling, career testing, resource library, resume creation tool, employer contact mining, career coaches/consultants, communication consultants, corporate office hours, "Lessons of Experience"


$ $ $ $ $
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $6,423
  • Fees $1,917
  • Expenses $11,336
$ $ $ $ $
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $28,205
  • Fees $1,917
  • Expenses $11,336
55% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 24% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 77%
  • Merit 23%
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Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://studentaid.unc.edu
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year


Average Class Size
  • Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
34% 31
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
47% 27
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Kenan-Flagler Business School 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Leadership, Family Enterprise, Real Estate, Healthcare Management
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
More Information
Business Program Classes
12% Less than 20 Students 1% More than 50 Students
87% 21 to 50 students
27 Average number of students in non-business required electives
90 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Intercultural Communication in the Workplace
  • Services Marketing
  • Capital Markets & Real Estate
  • International Development
  • Entrepreneurship Lab
  • Program length Two Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2009
Degrees Offered
  • BS Business Administration
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
75% 75
64% 64
Prominent Faculty
  • Valerie Zeithaml


  • Douglas Shackelford


  • Anil Shivdasani


  • Are work study or co-ops available? No
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Undergraduate business students participate in a variety of programs: short-term global immersion electives, short programs, traditional semester exchanges, international internship program, and the GLOBE program. Each year, the Undergraduate Business Program hosts 80-100 students through exchange and direct enrollment partnerships with leading undergraduate business programs around the world.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    There are a variety of service learning opportunities for undergraduate business students including, but not limited to Habitat for Humanity, Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), Goodwill Foundation of North Carolina, the United Way, the American Red Cross, etc.


87% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 96% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1430 75th Percentile Score on SAT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
63% 63
Asian American
13% 13
9% 9
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
Student Citizenship
92% 92
Dual Citizenship
5% 5
21 Average age of full-time students
97% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
99% 99
100% 100


Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 20,413
Alumni Donations
$1,873 Average Gift $20,000 Largest Gift

Courts Cooledge, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Brent Callincos

    Chief Financial Officer, Ubert

  • Jason Kilar

    Founder and Former CEO, Hulu

  • Gary Parr

    Vice Chairman, Lazard