Working Professionals Graduate From EMBA Programs at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Working professionals graduated from the top-ranked Evening and Weekend Executive MBA Programs on Oct. 29.

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The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School graduated 105 working professionals from its Evening and Weekend Executive MBA Programs on Oct. 29.

The top-ranked Executive MBA Programs provide a world-class curriculum and emphasize career and leadership development.

“Congratulations to our graduates, who have lived our core values of excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork,” said Sridhar Balasubramanian, senior associate dean of MBA programs and Professor of Marketing. “They have excelled in the classroom and evolved as leaders. They diligently worked with their teams to get the job done while balancing their responsibilities on the professional and family fronts. In the years to come, they will have a significant, positive impact on the organizations they lead and in the communities in which they live.”

Students in the program entered with an average of more than 12 years of significant work experience, and they travelled from across the U.S. to attend classes in Chapel Hill. Their employers vary from large multinationals, such as Credit Suisse, Cisco and JP Morgan Chase, to local employers, including Cree, Inc. and Railinc.

Niren Chaudhary, president of KFC, Yum! Brands, Inc., gave the keynote address. Class speakers were Benjamin Ebong, product manager at Intuitive Surgical, and Matt Straatmann, sales representative for Stryker Spine.

Graduates presented teaching excellence awards to Tarun Kushwaha, associate professor of marketing, and Ted Zoller, T.W. Lewis Clinical Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

For information about Evening and Weekend Executive MBA Programs at UNC Kenan-Flagler, visit


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, 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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