UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School's MBA Program Ranked No. 12 by Bloomberg Businessweek

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The ranking includes a No. 6 ranking based on surveys of UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA students.

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Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked the full-time MBA Program at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School as No. 12 in the United States – up five spots from the 2012 ranking– in its new rankings released Nov. 11.

“Our goal is to ensure that the education, experiences and career opportunities we offer our students are world-class,” said Sridhar Balasubramanian, associate dean of the MBA Program as well as associate dean of the MBA@UNC Program and the Roy and Alice H. Richards Bicentennial Distinguished Scholar and professor of marketing.

“This new ranking is wonderful recognition of our world-class educational experiences, outstanding leadership development and special culture that our students clearly value,” he said.

The new ranking is based on:

1.    A student ranking of No. 6 (45 percent of the ranking) based on surveys of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Class of 2014 (75 percent) and Class of 2012 (25 percent)

2.    An employer ranking of No. 13 (45 percent of the ranking) based on surveys of employers who hire UNC Kenan-Flagler graduates

3.    An intellectual capital ranking of No. 13 (10 percent of the ranking) based on UNC Kenan-Flagler’s faculty research published in 20 journals

“I think what makes UNC unique is its competencies in several key areas,” wrote one student in the survey. “It has a great combination of exceptional students, faculty and facilities. Additionally, the career services and career opportunities that the program provided greatly exceeded my expectations. I was thoroughly impressed by the access to employers and job opportunities that I received. Finally, I believe the network that I was able to develop with current students and alumni will be an instrumental part of my career success after I leave UNC Kenan-Flagler.”

In its last ranking in 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler No. 17 overall, based on a No. 18 student ranking, No. 14 recruiter ranking and No. 25 intellectual capital ranking. Methodological changes were made for the 2014 ranking

“The entire UNC Kenan-Flagler community – our faculty, staff, students, alumni and corporate partners – is committed to the success of the full-time MBA Program,” said Douglas A. Shackelford, dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler. “We are proud to be – and to be recognized as – one of the world’s best business schools.”


About the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Consistently ranked one of the world's best business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for its collaborative culture that stems from its core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors excel at both teaching and research, and demonstrate unparalleled dedication to students. Graduates are effective, principled leaders who have the technical and managerial skills to deliver results in the global business environment. UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a rich portfolio of programs and extraordinary, real-life learning experiences: Undergraduate Business (BSBA), full-time MBA, Executive MBA Programs (Evening, Weekend and global OneMBA®), online MBA@UNC, UNC-Tsinghua Dual-Degree EMBA, Master of Accounting, PhD, Executive Development, and UNC Business Essentials programs. It is home to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

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