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University of North Carolina, MBA Programme

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Last updated June, 2019

Academic Information

Course Information

MBA exchange only.

Exchange students can only take MBA Electives at Kenan-Flagler. (Course announcements are available online at the end of June each year).

Exchange student's criteria

  • MBA and Master level students can participate in one or two module exchanges.
  • Students must be foreign nationals and have not been educated in the US (undergraduate degree from US college).
  • If a US citizen is interested, a special inquiry must be made prior to the nomination.

Semester Dates

  • Academic Year: August - May
  • Fall Semester: August - December (Mod I and II)
  • Spring Semester: January - May (Mod III and IV)

Academic calendar

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

  • The average course load per semester is 8 courses, or 12 credits.
  • 1.5 course credit = 21 contact hours.

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living


Most MBA full-time students rent apartments in close proximity to the campus and have at least one roommate to defray expenses. Apartments are generally not furnished; therefore, students must rent furniture for the short term lease. Exchange students may elect to live on campus in graduate student dormitories or the student family housing complex.

Estimated Cost of Living

Living Expenses 

Additional Information

Student Visa and Insurance

Student Visas and Insurance information

U.S. Department of State

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Exchange Experiences

You may also want to read Kenan-Flagler Exchange Experiences and UNC Exchange Experiences.

The University, City and Region

The University

Established in 1919 as the Department of Commerce of UNC Chapel Hill's College of Arts, the School was renamed the Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1991 to honour two prominent American business families and benefactors of the School: philanthropist Mary Lily Kenan-Flagler and her husband, Henry Morrison Flagler. At UNC Kenan-Flagler you gain skills that make you highly effective in your career the first few years after you graduate. But you also develop leadership skills that prepare you for long-term success.

Learn more about UNC Kenan-Flagler

The City of Chapel Hill and Region

Chapel Hill is a small college town, but UNC has made it a magnet for interesting people and activities. Although Chapel Hill itself is small, it makes up one of the corners of the Research Triangle. The Research Triangle is the common name for the research-intensive and cosmopolitan area which has grown up around UNC, Duke University in Durham, and North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina's capital city and the largest city in the Triangle. Cooperation among these universities and the high concentration of talented researchers in the Triangle spawned the Research Triangle Park, a development of research facilities including bases for IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, the Environmental Protection Agency, and many other companies and research organizations. All of these high-tech institutions contribute to the financial and intellectual prosperity of this beautiful region of North Carolina, consistently ranked as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States.

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Further Information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange please email