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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Established 1919
Location Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Dean James W. Dean Jr.
Website UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Coordinates: 35°53′59″N 79°02′45″W / 35.8998°N 79.0457°W / 35.8998; -79.0457

The Kenan-Flagler Business School is the undergraduate and graduate business school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The school offers a BSBA, M.B.A, Executive M.B.A., Master of Accounting, Ph.D, as well as many executive education programs.

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History

Established in 1919 as the Department of Commerce of UNC's College of Arts, the School was renamed the Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1991 to honor two prominent American business families and benefactors of the School: philanthropist Mary Lily Kenan Flagler and her husband, Henry Morrison Flagler. The renaming was in recognition of a gift from Frank Hawkins Kenan, another Kenan family member and benefactor of the school's Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

In 1997, the McColl Building opened at Kenan-Flagler to complete today's campus. With 191,000 square feet (17,700 m2), Hugh McColl's namesake has more than tripled the space that the school occupied at Carroll Hall.

Rankings

Kenan-Flagler's MBA program is consistently ranked among the top 20 nationwide by leading business publications. Its MBA program is ranked 6th by the Wall Street Journal, 15th by Forbes[1], 17th by BusinessWeek[2], 19th by U.S. News & World Report[3] and 20th in the US by the Financial Times[4]. Kenan-Flagler's MBA program is also ranked 10th best in Marketing by the Financial Times[5] and 10th best in Entrepreneurship by U.S. News & World Report[6].

Kenan-Flagler's Executive MBA program is ranked 10th in the US by BusinessWeek[7]. The school's Undergraduate business program is ranked 12th in the US by BusinessWeek[8] and 6th by U.S. News & World Report[9].

U.S. News & World Report also ranks Kenan-Flagler in the following Undergraduate business specialties[10].

  • 10th for Entrepreneurship
  • 7th for Finance
  • 5th for Management
  • 4th for Marketing
  • 10th for Production/Operations Management

The undergraduate(BSBA) Program is ranked No. 6 among U.S. public and private universities offering undergraduate business degree programs by U.S. News & World Report (August 2008).

MBA Programs

Kenan-Flagler offers its students four MBA degree programs.

Notable Kenan-Flagler Business School Alumni

References

See also

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