How to Apply

Minimum qualifications

Professional work experience: Seven years of work experience are required, with ten preferred. On average, UNC OneMBA students are in their mid-30s with 13 years work experience.  We look for current or expected global management responsibilities.

Education background: You must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. We evaluate your ability to perform from your academic transcripts. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are optional. We recommend taking one of the tests if your academic records do not show strong quantitative skills.

Business skills: You will need basic knowledge of accounting, statistics, finance, and economics. You should also to be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, including financial and statistical functions. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Admission deadlines

We recommend that you apply by one of the early deadlines to optimize your potential for admissions into the program. Applications received after the final deadline will be considered if space remains. We do accept supporting documents (transcripts, test scores, if applicable, and recommendations) up to three weeks following a deadline.

Deadline 1:  December 5, 2016

Deadline 2:  February 6, 2017

Deadline 3:  April 3, 2017

Deadline 4:  June 5, 2017

Deadline 5:  July 17, 2017

Final Deadline: August 14, 2017*

*Final Deadline: Applications received after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Apply online – early if possible

The complete OneMBA application for UNC Kenan-Flagler includes:

  • Fully completed application forms (submitted online)
  • Resume
  • Essays
  • Three work-related recommendations
  • Transcripts from all schools attended, including those with transfer credit toward your undergraduate degree(s)
  • Non-refundable application fee of US $150