Maximum flexibility for unconventional MBA students

An online business programme designed for working professionals

Several years ago administrators at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School noticed a gaping hole in their MBA offerings. There were large numbers of talented candidates who would like to earn a graduate degree at the school but, for a variety of reasons, could not uproot their lives and come to Chapel Hill.

"We wanted to meet the educational needs of a broad spectrum of people who are qualified to get an MBA, but for whatever reason are unable to matriculate," says James Dean, dean of the school.

The answer was an online business programme designed for working professionals, known as MBA@UNC.

The programme, which will start in July, is targeted at students who require maximum flexibility. Perhaps they live out of state or even outside the US; perhaps their jobs require extensive travel or frequent transfers; perhaps they are members of the military, or are juggling young children or ageing parents...

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