November 26, 2016

Joined: Feb 18, 2015

Posts: 9

Kudos: 5

Self-reported Score:
720 Q50 V38

Experience through core


This review is for UNC 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:


Can be improved:

Culture & Student Support
Leadership Development

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