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UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Program – Class Profile | Employment Reports & Salaries

UNC Kenan-Flagler opened its doors in 1919 as the Department of Commerce of UNC-Chapel Hill’s College of Arts and became the Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1991 in honor of the generous gift given by two prominent American business families. It was renamed to recognize philanthropist Mary Lily Kenan Flagler and her husband, Henry Morrison Flagler. The UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA core values – leadership, teamwork, excellence, integrity, and community – are the foundational philosophy of the entire teaching methodology and has earned the school top rankings! The B-school is ranked #16 for its Full-time MBA Program

UNC Kenan Flagler Business School MBA Program - Class Profile, Career and Employment Outcomes

If UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is your target business school, this article will help you in researching the class profile, and career prospects its full-time MBA program offers.

Following is a brief overview of this article:

Trivia about UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

  • Their faculty is ranked No. 10 in the world for research.
  • The full-time MBA Program has required an ethics course since the 1980s.
  • They have 2721 students in Undergraduate Business, MBA, EMBA, MAC, and D. programs and 5500 executives in non-degree programs.
  • The school has 121 full-time faculty from 20 countries in 7 academic departments.
  • Students manage $16 million across 8 funds – more than any other B-School.

General Information on the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Full-time MBA Program

Location –

300 Kenan Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Admissions Office

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment Office
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 3490, McColl Bldg., Room 2114
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490 USA

Phone: 919.962.3236
Email: mba_info@unc.edu

Dean: Douglas A. Shackelford

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA Program – Class Profile, Cost of Attendance, Median Salary

Below are the details of the UNC Kenan-Flagler full-time MBA program’s class profile, cost of attendance, median salary. Here is the list of the total cost (tuition fee + living expenses) of top MBA programs across the world.

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


1 Average GMAT 697
2 Average GPA 3.38
3 Class Size (enrolled in the class of 2020) 252
4 GMAT Range 650 – 750
5 Tuition and mandatory fees $ 51,202 (NC residents)

$66,626 (Non-NC residents)

6 % Received job offers 3 months after graduation 94%
7 Mean Base Salary $ 123,980
8 Median Base Salary $ 125,000

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA Program: Incoming Class Profile 2020

Enrolled 252
GMAT Average 697
GMAT Mid 80% range 650 – 750
Undergraduate GPA (Median) 3.4
Years of Experience (Median) 5
Median Age 28
% of women in the class 29%
% of international citizens 17%

UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Application Deadlines 2019 – 2020

The following are the 2019 – 2020 application deadlines to UNC Kenan Flagler MBA Program.

UNC Kenan-Flagler Application Round Application Deadline Admissions Decision

Deposit Deadline

Round 1

(Early Action)

October 14, 2019 December 9, 2019 January 10, 2020
Round 2 January 6, 2020 March 2, 2020 April 6, 2020
Round 3 March 2, 2020 April 14, 2020 May 8, 2020
Round 4 April 6, 2020 May 18, 2020 June 1, 2020

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s admission process follows the tried and tested methods applied by all business schools. The candidates are required to fill an online application (along with an application fee of $150). The application requires the candidate to attach their GMAT/GRE scores, Resume, Transcripts of all academic work, TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores, 2 recommendations and 2 essays (3rd is optional).

Kenan-Flagler also offers students a unique opportunity to self-register for the open interview season (this is only between September 10 – October 31, 2019). After that, only the shortlisted candidates are invited for interviews.

As always, the competition is fierce, and it is imperative that you have your application ready by Round 1 or Round 2. Learn here why applying in Round 1 or Round 2 is important.

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA Program: Employment Reports and Salaries

88% of the graduating class of 2019 received job offers within 90 days of graduation, out of this 87 % accepted the offer. Financial services (20%), Technology (21%) and Consulting (17%) industries accounted for most of the job offers, and they also offered the best salaries with the Consulting industry becoming the best paymaster with a median salary of $140,000.

Here’s a detailed look at the employment statistics by industry, job function, and location for the Class of 2019.

Employment by Industry

UNC Kenan Flagler MBA - Employment by Industry

17% of the students who accepted job offers from the Consulting industry were offered the best salaries – the median salary of the Consulting industry came to $140,000. This was followed by Financial Services companies offering a median salary of $132,500.

Below is the detailed employment report of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s outgoing class of 2019. 

Industry Percentage Median Salary
Technology 21% $126,500
Financial Services 20% $132,500
Consulting 17% $140,000
Real Estate 12% $119,000
Healthcare 11% $115,000
Energy 5% $116,000
Consumer Packaged Goods 4% $110,000
Retail 3% $115,000
Other 6% $120,000

Employment by Function

UNC Kenan Flagler MBA - Employment by Function

A significant number of Kenan-Flagler graduates took up finance-related roles – 35% of the class opted for a mix of job profiles in Finance, followed by Consulting related functions at 26% and Marketing profiles at 18%.

Employment By Function Percentage Median Salary
FINANCE (Overall) 37% $125,000
Investment Banking 10% $150,000
Real Estate 9% $120,000
Corporate Finance 8% $115,000
Private Equity 3% $106,600
Capital Markets & Investments 3% $125,000
Banking (non-Investment Banking) 3% $115,000
Other 2% $125,000
CONSULTING 27% $125,000
MARKETING/SALES 15% $115,000
OTHER** 6% $107,024

Employment by Region

UNC Kenan Flagler MBA - Employment by Region

92% of all the students accepted the job offers presented to them – out of these a whopping 98% got job opportunities within the United States. The Southern part of the United States recruited 33% of the students from Kenan-Flagler.

Region Percentage Median Salary
SOUTH 38% $119,450
WEST 19% $130,000
NORTHEAST 22% $125,000
MID-ATLANTIC 10% $125,000
MIDWEST 4% $130,000
SOUTHWEST 8% $115,000

UNC Kenan Flagler Business School: Notable Employers Class of 2019

  • AT. Kearney
  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Amgen
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Direct Supply
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Emerson Electric
  • ExxonMobil
  • Liberty Mutual
  • McKesson
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Microsoft Corp.
  • National Grid
  • Nestle
  • PepsiCo
  • Pollack Shores
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Whirlpool Corporation

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Notable Alumni

UNC Kenan Flagler Business School MBA Program - Notable Alumni

Following are some notable alumni of the Kenan Flagler Business School:

  • Diana Berry, Supply Chain Specialist at Harsco Rail
  • Gary Parr, Deputy Chairman, Lazard Frères & Co.
  • Hugh McColl Jr., Former Chairman, and CEO, Bank of America Corporation
  • Julian Robertson, Chairman, Tiger Management
  • Erskine Bowles, former president, University of North Carolina System; former White House Chief of Staff; former head of Small Business Administration
  • John A. Allison IV, Director of Moelis & Company
  • David N. Senty, U.S. Air Force Major General
  • Alex Bean, Partner with Plexus Capital
  • Mary Moore Hamrick JD, National Managing Principal of Public Policy for Grant Thornton
  • Tonya Brady, Director of Sales, DDI Print in Raleigh, NC
  • James P. Brandau, Senior Vice President at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
  • Patrick Brennan, Founder and Managing Director of Rooster Public Strategies
  • Cole Buckfelder, Vice President of Loan Sales and Syndications for Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Other MBA programs you should consider

Stretch Schools: Michigan (Ross), Virginia (Darden), NYU Stern, UCLA (Anderson)

Match Schools: Duke (Fuqua), Cornell (Johnson), Texas-Austin (McCombs)

Safety Schools:  Georgia Tech (Scheller), Notre Dame (Mendoza)Michigan State (Broad)

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