As the oldest public university in the United States, founded in 1795 in Chapel Hill, NC, the University of North Carolina has a reputation that speaks for itself. Consistently ranked among the top public research universities, with stellar athletics programs and legendary graduates and faculty, UNC also houses the renowned Kenan-Flagler School of Business, accredited by the AACSB. Originally established in 1919, Kenan-Flagler has grown into a program acclaimed by The Princeton Review, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg Businessweek, among others.

Established with the core values of excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork, Kenan-Flagler launched the MBA@UNC in 2011 to offer the opportunity for the top students in the world to receive a rigorous, accredited education, anywhere in the world, from a proven business school. Faculty members have corporate experience, serve on company boards, and have owned their own businesses, and come from all parts of the world.

The application process includes

•    three required and one optional essay
•    at least two years of professional work experience
•    three letters of recommendation
•    GMAT scores less than five years old
•    a personal interview, and
•    a non-refundable application fee of $140

For those who are interested in applying, the school offers live online information sessions and pre-recorded webinars, as well as consultation for foreign applicants. A flexible program mixing asynchronous and synchronous instruction, students will “meet” online with instructors and take part in two weekend meetings at various locations.

All-inclusive tuition (tuition, books, and fees) is $89,000. Financial aid can be obtained through Federal Student Aid, student loans, fellowships, and corporate sponsorship, and Kenan-Flagler offers many incentives to active duty military personnel and veterans, including application waivers and a Military Veterans Club.