Kenan-Flagler (Chapel Hill) of the University of North Carolina is well renowned for all the right reasons. UNC Kenan-Flaglers MBA, Master of Accounting and Undergraduate Business programs are consistently ranked among the top 20 in business school rankings. The University is committed towards to delivering leading-edge knowledge and analytical skills development to students and executives. There is no minimum work experience required for admission at the Kanan Flagler MBA programme. Each year, the University offers fellowships and scholarship on average, to 25-30% of international and U.S students.
Deadlines & Decision Notification for Class of 2016:Round 1: 16 Oct, 2015
Round 2: 4 Dec, 2015
Round 3: 15 Jan 2016
- Application Fees: $150, Non refundable
- GMAT or GRE: Required
- TOEFL or IELTS: Required, the applicants for whom
English is not the native language or they earned an
undergraduate degree or graduate degree from India.
College will request test scores from some Indian candidates as
- Undergraduate and post-graduate transcripts: School
requires transcripts of all academic work completed at the
baccalaureate/undergraduate and graduate level. Unofficial
transcripts may be uploaded to the online application for the
purposes of application review, with official transcripts
required upon admission and matriculation. International
candidates must have a college-level education equivalent to an
- Letters of recommendation:
2, The Admissions Committee requires two professional
recommendation letters, preferably from supervisors. The
recommendations are submitted online through the application.
- Reco Questions:-
1. How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant? (150 characters)
2. Describe the applicant's potential for becoming a responsible and successful manager.(2000 characters)
3. What are the applicant's major strengths? (2000 characters)
4. What are the applicant's most noticeable areas for improvement or growth? (2000 characters)
5. Please use the space below to elaborate on the applicant's qualifications? (2000 characters)
6. For each attribute listed in the chart below, please select the ranking that best describes how this applicant compares with others you have known during your professional career. Indicate the reference group with whom you are comparing this candidate (e.g., other MBA candidates, other students, other employees). (2000 characters)
We have one required essay and three optional essays. The essays are:
Essay One (Required) Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how: your professional experience has shaped these goals; why this career option appeals to you; and how you arrived at the decision that now is the time and the MBA is the appropriate degree (500 words maximum)
Essay Two (Optional) What personal qualities or life experiences distinguish you from other applicants? How do these qualities or experiences equip you to contribute to Kenan-Flagler? (300 words maximum)
Essay Three (Optional) If your standardized test scores are low, or if you have not had coursework in core the business subjects (calculus, microeconomics, statistics, financial accounting), please tell us how you plan to prepare yourself for the quantitative rigor of the MBA curriculum (300 words maximum)
Essay 4: (Optional) Essay Four (Optional) Is there any other information you would like to share that is not presented elsewhere in your application? (300 words maximum)-
SAMPLE ESSAY:Essay One (Required)- Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how: your professional experience has shaped these goals; why this career option appeals to you; and how you arrived at the decision that now is the time and the MBA is the appropriate degree. (500 words maximum)
In next 5 years, I aim to take my enterprise further and increase the scope and reach of our company that has already attained significant success through our association with .............. In next 10 years, my aim is to lead an innovative educational products company and take it to the public. I want to become a serial education entrepreneur who is always a step ahead of the emerging needs of an evolving market and is able to cater to those need in a timely, constructive and scalable manner.
My entrepreneurial experience has been priceless. My online workshop and training project.................................................. provided online internship with tutorials, mentors and online projects and annually trained 250 students, with potential to boom into a major venture ...............................the big time when ............................ became its partner in online distance education programs.
This experience revealed how taking the initiative to undertake something big, like joining hands with a university, can be a powerful propellant. Backed by strong business acumen, Professionalism and motivation and my strong work ethics, I kept my team highly motivated through the extended period when we were negotiating with the university. I have emerged as a much better leader and stronger person with a clear self vision and proven ability to help other people too.
Our role was wide and involved application processing, verification, admission assistance, enrolling the students in ERP (Enterprise resource planning) and end to end delivery. The management, filing and proper indexing of data along with troubleshooting and client satisfaction rests with the company. This colossal task of working on such a large database and coordinating with various departments in the University is a challenge I face on a daily basis.
I want to undertake an MBA to prepare myself to face challenges like these. An MBA factors in a major way as it will teach me the intricate details as well as provide me with a holistic perspective of all business issues and domains. It will round off my knowledge and make me reach a stage from where I will be able to independently evaluate and analyze business and economic developments and make value judgments.
I will be able to learn the nuances of international business which will prove invaluable when I undertake global expansion of my business ventures. An MBA will further qualify me to understand and anticipate business needs and customer requirements. I feel that business has become so specialized and the competition so fierce today that in order to succeed, one must formally learn the intricacies of the game from a top-rated institution. UNC is the ideal answer to this formalized need. I have been raised in an atmosphere where there has always been a marked emphasis on education and learning. An MBA is a course which provides a microcosmic peep into the business of life as well. Since I have been involved with my family business and consequently established start ups, my real-time experience will help in making the most of the UNC advantage.
- Resume: College typically expects the resume to be
one-page in length.
- Interview: College has an open interview policy. This means that College will not be sending out invitations to interview. Applicants can use our online interview scheduler to choose a convenient interview type and time. You must complete your interview before the appropriate in order to be considered for admission.
- Estimated fees 2016-2017: $81,280
- Average Age: 27
- Average Work Experience: 5 year
- GMAT: 640-750
- International Students: 32%