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MBA Program Review
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     By tomasw 13 6
This review is for: Kenan-Flagler
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

As a Latin American student I was a bit scared before coming to UNC because I had heard from other latins that it was going to be difficult to land a job. Luckily, everything turned out to be perfect. Let me explain my experience from three different buckets: (a) Academics, (b) Social, (c) Recruiting.

(a) Academics: UNC is a school that has full disclosure of grades (i.e. employers can ask the school for your grades) and the grade system is the following: High Pass (25%), Pass (70%), and Low Pass (5%). The first months of the MBA you work hard to avoid getting the Low Passes, but you'll realize that grades aren't that important (they really only matter if you are pursing Investment Banking). Overall, Academics are great (professors, class content, etc.) and don't represent a problem.

(b) Social: The social life is amazing. Being a relatively small class (~300), you really get a chance to get to know your class. All the night life circles around Franklin Street, which is very convenient as it is walking distance from the school and from most housing areas. In addition, you have Duke (Durham) very close (~20 mins), and Raleigh relatively close (~35 mins). In this triangle area, you have EVERYTHING. I came here with my wife and UNC is a great place for spouses (a lot of outdoor activities to do and everything is walking distance (or your can take any bus - all of them free of charge).

(c) Recruiting: This is the bucket I invested the majority of my time. Being an international without US work permit and Coming from a corporate banking background, I wasn't exactly sure if I wanted to continue in that industry. I only did on-campus recruiting because I was very happy with the firms that came here (strong focus on banking, consulting, finance, and rotational programs). I basically applied to all of the positions that were open. After many months of networking, company presentations, etc. I got invites to interview to a lot of companies and, luckily, I received three offers (Private Banking, Consulting, and a rotational program). You will naturally have many different opinions from UNC MBA's, but I'll tell you this: if you are organized, disciplined, patient, and open minded, I can guarantee that you will land a great job.

My overall experience has been incredible. You will love it.

About professors, classes and curriculum

My only concern about UNC has to do with the CMC (Career Management Center). For some reason, I haven't seen an established team during my MBA experience. There has been a lot of turnover and, as a result, some students were very disappointed about this (but most schools have this problem). Hopefully this won't be a problem in the future.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Location

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Brand/Ranking


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1 Commented by Mo2men on December 06, 2016
You are not the first person who mention this problem. Can you please elaborate more about CMC?? What is actually happening? Is there no assistance at all from CMC??
2 Commented by StratusMBACounselor on October 27, 2017
As someone who has observed the MBA CMC at UNC for many years (as part of MBA admissions)- I can say that I think they are working to keep improving and I know several very strong counselors in the office now. If I were a current prospect for UNC Kenan-Flagler (applying now for spot in fall 2018 class), I would not worry about CMC. I think they will deliver for you and lots of great things are happening at the school!
MBA Program Review
Experience through core
November 26 | 2016
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     By allanbrunosm 9 5
This review is for: Kenan-Flagler
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

I have an engineering background and although business was not hard to understand, I missed more formal education on that. So far, I have learned a lot. Many professors in the core are stars. They make a huge effort to teach and to engage with the classroom.
After being here for 4 months I can already see some results, and the overall is above my expectations (I really thought I would have a less steep learning curve).
For future applicants: Kenan-Flagler is all about fit. You have to be a collaborative person in all levels. Make sure you show this in your application. Here, we really mean our core values (Teamwork, Community, Leadership, Excellence, Integrity). Also, if you are either international or weak in math, you should do ASW. It's a way to get used to classes in English and to remind some concepts.

About professors, classes and curriculum

KFBS is very quantitative driven and its core is very intensive. People with unusual back can struggle. However, it is possible to schedule appointments with tutors, teacher's assistants, or the professor (usually they have office hours). Students usually help each other too. Once the core is done, life gets a little bit easier. Many electives do not have exams, and courses vary between cases and lectures.

About job placement process

CMC is not one of the best. Although a couple of advisors are very helpful, they are more the exception than the rule. The school is aware of that and seems to be willing to fix that issue. Some recent changes in the CMC structure are clearly one attempt to make it stronger. International students will definitely struggle more than domestic.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Entrepreneurship

Management

Can be improved:

Culture & Student Support

Facilities

Leadership Development


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MBA Program Review
UNC Kenan-Flagler Revoew
May 29 | 2017
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     By SonOfTheCity 4 0
This review is for: Kenan-Flagler
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

The most important thing about UNC Kenan-Flagler is the tight community. The fact that the school is located at a place lie Chapel Hill, a college town that is all about the university, creates this small community because everyone is coming to this experience and doesn't have any other friends or occupancies in town. The university as a whole also presents many opportunities, but you have to pursue them as the business school is a bit isolated from the rest of the campus, and feels like a "bubble" sometimes. The career management center is the biggest area for improvement, but eventually, most people are able to get around, find good jobs. Most of the core classes are taking place in the first semester of the first school year, which creates a very intense time since there is also a lot of recruiting activities at the same time. After the first semester it most calms down, but it also depends on the kind of activities you choose for yourself and whether or not you are still looking for a summer internship. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with student clubs, extra-curricular activities, volunteering, etc.

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (3.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Marketing

Management

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Career opportunities provided by school


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MBA Program Review
Top notch MBA program
May 29 | 2017
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     By cbsrinivas 32 9
This review is for: Kenan-Flagler
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2016

Experience during the program

My two years at UNC was a terrific experience. Right from the beginning, the ride was smooth, from settling down) in the first couple of weeks to ramping up and prepping for internship interviews and a great 2nd year.
The most important thing to any MBA candidate is employment opportunities once you complete your MBA program and UNC definitely provides a wide array of opportunities across industries. It certainly provided that option for me as I interviewed with some of the best firms in the world - McKinsey, Google, Amazon, etc.

The only drawback I would say, is not having a great alumni network with Tech companies on the West Coast, which I think will improve over time.

About job placement process

Not enough opportunities in tech especially on the west coast. But with the RTP area growing, there should be an improvement in the number of people who get recruited into high-tech firms.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Brand/Ranking

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Can be improved:

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school


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1 Commented by mihir0710 on May 31, 2017
Hi Sir,

Can you please share your thoughts on opportunities for Consulting and Energy industry at Kenan-Flagler?
MBA Program Review
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     By missil3 18 4
This review is for: Kenan-Flagler
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2016

Experience during the program

My MBA experience at Kenan-Flagler was amazing. The people I met during my time there continue to be some of my closest friends and also my strongest network. Not only did it help me land my dream job but I now also have a strong network that I can rely on at all times.

Advice for future applicants: Culture fit is an important factor, make sure you fit in well with Kenan-Flagler's current students and alumni. Also, certain career opportunities are stronger at KFBS such as finance and marketing. Make sure your chosen career choice has a strong alumni base.

About professors, classes and curriculum

The Business Plan Analysis class by Randy Myer was one of the best classes I have taken. Its highly recommended! Marketing analytics and Pricing were the other two really great classes.

About job placement process

Strong in finance. Some consulting, marketing and general management opportunities. Growing tech opportunities these days. The career management center has had a overhaul since my time, hopefully its improved now.

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Alumni Network

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Finance

Marketing

Management

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking

Admissions Team


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MBA Program Review
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     By rimrattler6 1 0
This review is for: Kenan-Flagler
Program:

Online MBA MBA@UNC

Class of:

2016

Experience during the program

I wanted the best MBA program I could get into in terms of brand and recognition while allowing me to keep my FT job. The opportunity cost of going to a FT MBA program was much too high. My opinion is while each program offers strengths, generally speaking Accounting doesn't change much from top school to top school. I don't think Wharton and Harvard are teaching any super top secret accounting concepts that UNC or Cal aren't. That said, I was leery to start with an online MBA, but after seeing the curriculum, the quality of professors and learning nothing was "watered down" from the FT program, I quickly jumped at the opportunity when I was accepted.

And no joke, the material was tough, it was rigorous and everyone of my classmates were super smart and professionally accomplished.

On top of that, the immersions were a BIG part of my experience at UNC. I highly suggest all students to attend as many as you can afford to attend. They are truly global immersions which balance good, useful, classwork in another country and allows you to network and socialize with your classmates. That's why I truly believe this isn't an online program, it's a hybrid, bringing the best of both worlds together.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Investment Banking

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Management

Operations

Can be improved:

Alumni Network


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MBA Program Review
Totally met my expectations
November 28 | 2016
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     By andreyjv 4 1
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Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

I decided to attend an MBA to go to the tech industry, a career change for me.
I couldn't be more happy with UNC Kenan-Flagler.
Chapel Hill is an amazing city, the school's facilities are great and the housing is superb (and cheap). The city has a lot of students and it is easy to have fun. The core course is very strict and I felt very well prepared for my MBA internship. The first year was tough, but when I look back and think about everything I learned so far (specially data analytics, that I am focusing on), I feel very satisfied.
I had the opportunity to truly immerse in the US culture.
The program totally met my goals: to teach the subject matter (business), to provide a great alumni networking and to open up job opportunities in tech industry. Of course the program has a lot to improve, but for me it was a good decision to join UNC.

About professors, classes and curriculum

We have amazing professors. As a non-native speaker, the class that made me improve the most was communications, and we have many of them.

About job placement process

The job searching is hard, but it depends almost 90% on the candidate than and 10% on the school. Those 10% are the positions on campus. If you are an international you probably will struggle, but you just have to put a lot of effort on networking and job search.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Location

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Healthcare

Can be improved:

Student body, diversity

Career opportunities provided by school


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     By rodrigocani 23 13
This review is for: Kenan-Flagler
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

The culture at Kenan-Flagler is really amazing and one of the best things in the program. You have a very diverse student body, especially in terms of background, and most of the activities are done in teams. Students help each other every time possible. Besides, being an school in a small town helps to make students very involved with the MBA (there's no big city distractions!). Chapel Hill is an amazing college town, that is very proud of the Carolina Blue and breathes football and basketball. The classes are top-notch, with amazing professors in the majority of courses. I would say that facilities and classes are similar to every other top MBA. The career clubs play an incredible role in your recruitment - they are very good (even better than the career management). Career opportunities: there are plenty for americans and internationals with work-authorization, but not so many for internationals. If you are good and invest your time in recruiting, it will pay off eventually (as any MBA too).

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Culture & Student Support

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

Real Estate, Healthcare

Best fit at this program:

Marketing

Management

Real Estate, Healthcare

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking


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MBA Program Review
Totally met my expectations
November 25 | 2016
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     By andreyjv 4 1
This review is for: Kenan-Flagler
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

Background: Brazilian, 4y works experience in customer service, willing to go to tech.
I decided to attend an MBA to go to the tech industry. I couldn't be more happy with UNC. Chapel Hill is an amazing city, the school facilities' are amazing and the housing is superb (and cheap). The city has a lot of students and it is easy to have fun. The core course is very strict and I felt very well prepared when joined SONY for my MBA internship. When I look back and think about everything I learned so far, (specially regarding data analytics, that I am focusing on), I feel very satisfied.
I made so many new friends from so many different countries. I had the opportunity to truly immerse in the US culture.
We have amazing professors. The class that made me improve the most was communications (we have many of them), specially for being an international student.
The program totally met my goals: to teach the subject matter (business), to provide a great alumni networking and to open up job opportunities in tech industry. The job searching is hard, but it depends almost 90% on the candidate than on the school.
Of course the program has a lot to improve, but for me it was a good decision to join UNC.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Location

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Healthcare

Can be improved:

Student body, diversity

Admissions Team


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MBA Program Review
Kenan-Flagler tips
November 25 | 2016
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     By arkancharla 1 0
This review is for: Kenan-Flagler
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

CMC didn't meet my expectations. Expect to do independent research and not be totally reliant on career management center. They will help out with resume building and setting up company presentations but it's up to you to network and build relationships.
Extremely front-loaded program. Expect a brutally hard first semester
Get involved in greater UNC campus outside of business school
Some very impressive professors
Strong career clubs and second year support in internship searches
Lots of elective options
Robust international community allows you to meet students from all over the world
Study abroad opportunities are also very common. School run global immersion programs give a fast paced two week opportunity to visit locations all over the world. Full semester or half semester trips abroad are also available in second year
Get involved in extracurriculars because student leadership options are all over and tend to be impressive to recruiters to frame your skill sets, if done correctly

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Culture & Student Support

Admissions Team

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Marketing

Entrepreneurship

Management

Real estate

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking

Facilities


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