The first semester is front-loaded to provide the core business skills to become broadly literate in the field. Students are assigned to one of eight legacy sections and take all their core classes with the same study group, which builds strong team skills.
Kenan-Flagler operates on the mod system – there are four 7-week modules over the course of the academic year – allowing MBA students to choose from an array of more than 125 electives in the spring of their first year to prepare for internships.
Kenan-Flagler also has extensive experiential learning options including the STAR (Student Teams Achieving Results) Program for consulting projects, case competitions, and opportunities to manage real estate and other investment portfolios.
The school has a continuous learning model for leadership that starts with learning leadership principles, providing opportunities to practice leadership, gaining feedback on that experience and then reflecting on what you have learned.
Students can complete a concentration in Capital Markets and Investments, Corporate Finance, Management Consulting, Marketing, Operations Management, or Real Estate. The most popular concentrations are Management Consulting and Corporate Finance. Students can further select an enrichment area in Energy, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, and Sustainable Enterprise. There is also an opportunity to create a focus area in Business Analytics or Family Business.