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Kenan-Flagler Business School – University of North Carolina - Executive MBA

UNC Kenan-Flagler Executive MBA Program Structure

UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business Schools offers an Executive MBA in two distinct formats: the Weekend EMBA and the Evening EMBA.

The Evening EMBA takes slightly longer to complete than the Weekend EMBA counterpart—24 months, compared to the 20-month Weekend EMBA. The Evening EMBA begins in the fall, like the school’s traditional, full-time MBA, while the Weekend MBA starts in the winter. The Evening MBA version also features three separate immersion residencies, while the Weekend version only requires one. However, because the schedule of the Weekend EMBA is slightly more condensed, classes are held all day on every Friday and Saturday every three weeks. Once every two months, classes are held all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Evening EMBA classes are held on Mondays from 5:30 to 9:50 p.m., with electives held one or two nights per week.

Evening EMBA classes are held at the Kenan-Flagler Business School campus’ McColl Building, while Weekend EMBA courses are held at the nearby Rizzo Conference Center. Several of the Weekend EMBA courses can be completed online.


Both UNC Kenan-Flagler EMBA options offer a similar curriculum, with the major differences coming in how the programs are scheduled and the associated costs. The cohort-based programs focus primarily on case-method studies, simulations, and practical, real-world business examples. After completing the required core course work, students in either EMBA program must complete a minimum of 11 electives. Evening EMBA students can focus their studies in three different areas: Finance; Leadership; or Strategy (Entrepreneurship focus or Leadership focus). While Weekend EMBA students can choose one of four concentration studies, including: Finance; Marketing; Leadership; or Strategy.

Additional electives are offered to EMBA graduates for a nominal fee, even after earning a degree.

EMBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 12

Class Profile

The average age of the UNC Kenan-Flager Weekend EMBA is 35-years old, with students averaging 12 years of previous work experience. Students in the Evening MBA class are, on average, 36-years old, and also enroll with 12 years of previous work experience.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The total cost of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Evening EMBA is $88,608, paid over six installments. The Weekend EMBA costs $119,305, paid over five installments. A $1,500 deposit is required to hold a space in either EMBA class after acceptance.

All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based fellowships in the program. U.S. applicants can help finance their education through Federal direct unsubsidized loans and graduates plus loans, as well as private loans. Employer sponsorship is also an option to help finance the education.

U.S. military veterans and active members are also eligible for financial assistance and can waive the standard application fee.


In order to apply to the UNC Kenan-Flagler EMBA programs, applicants must submit:

• A completed online application
• Official transcripts
• A resume
• Recommendation forms
• An admissions essay
• GMAT/GRE scores (waiver available)
• $150 application fee (waived for select applicants)

Select applicants may be requested to interview with the Executive MBA Admissions Director. A minimum of five years of previous professional work experience is required in order to apply to the program.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Feb. 10, 2020
April 27, 2020
July 13, 2020*

* = All applications submitted by the final round will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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