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

UNC Online MBA Program Structure

The UNC online MBA is a 62 credit program.  The program can be completed in 21 months or 24 months depending on the track you choose. The UNC online MBA blends top-20 ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler’s world-class curriculum, faculty, and resources with the flexibility of online learning.  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. As a student, you have the option to pursue a specialized concentration of study. Available concentrations include Data Analytics and Decision Making, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, and Strategy and Consulting. As hands-on learning is a key element of our MBA experience, we also offer students the opportunity to participate in a number of action-based learning programs designed to expand cross-cultural awareness. In addition, Summits are held quarterly and allow students to travel to major cities all over the world for intensive, weekend-long learning experiences. Students meet their professors and peers, engage in collaborative exercises, take in local culture, and hear insights from some of the industry’s leading voices.


Students generally take two classes per quarter, in order to complete the program in 24 months. However, to allow for maximum flexibility, students can take classes full or part-time to earn a degree in as little as 21 or as many as 36 months, depending on their chosen course sequence.

The curriculum consists of core courses that are required courses designed to build essential skills in areas such as business strategy, economics, and management.  In addition, the curriculum includes elective courses designed to give students the opportunity to advance their knowledge of specialized topics, competencies, and skills.

Online MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 1 (tie)

Class Profile at the UNC Online MBA

The most recent graduating class at the UNC online MBA is 28 percent female, 24 percent minority, and 30 percent military.  In addition, students had 10 years of average work experience.  There were also 24 non-US countries represented while 20% of graduates held advanced degrees.

Career Statistics

The most recent graduating class at MBA@UNC saw a 24% average salary increase at graduation. In addition, 39% of students received an average salary increase one-year post-graduation from entry. The graduating class also saw an average salary one-year post-graduation of $159,557 with bonus.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid for the UNC Online MBA 

The tuition cost for the UNC online MBA for the 2020-2021 academic year is $125,589.06 for the 62 credit program. Tuition covers student fees, simulations, assessments, technology use, global immersions, and some academic materials. It does not include textbooks or travel for immersions.


To be admitted into the UNC online MBA program, students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have at least two years of professional experience.  Applicants must complete an online application, resume, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, two essays, GMAT or GRE scores (waivers available), a personal virtual interview, and an application fee of $150. Applicants with seven or more years of professional full-time work experience do not have to submit a GMAT or GRE score, and can opt to submit a current test score as part of the application if they so choose.

2021-2022 UNC Online MBA Deadlines

Cohort Start Priority Deadline Final Deadline
April 2022 December 13, 2021 January 24, 2022
July 2022 March 28, 2022 April 18, 2022
October 2022 June 20, 2022 July 18, 2022


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