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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant

UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA

May 29, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for UNC Kenan MBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at UNC Kenan is 710 for the last entering class. If you score above 710, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after UNC Kenan MBA?

The average salary at UNC Kenan for the last graduating class was $135,000. 96% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (24%), Finance (38%) and technology (15%) oriented functional roles. 

“What is critically important is to have the right people in place; to train and coach them so that they can get things done in the marketplace. I’ve done a lot of recruiting at UNC Kenan-Flagler and I’ve found that UNC grads have been very successful at integrating into the marketplace.” by Michele Buck (MBA ’87)Senior VP, Chief Marketing Officer, The Hershey Company

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$ 1,41,000 

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$ 4,000

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Tuition Fees & Scholarship at UNC Kenan

The Tuition fees for UNC Kenen MBA is $ 141,000 and an additional  $4,000 in living cost. 

Additional costs include a $345 orientation fee, which is included on the fall semester tuition and fee bill generated by the University Cashier’s Office, and the $850 MBA Student Association dues, which are paid directly to the MBASA during the first week of classes. These amounts cannot be included in your financial aid budget.

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UNC Kenan Application Essays(2022-23)

  1. What are your immediate career goals and how will you benefit from earning an MBA at Kenan-Flagler Business School?
  2. As the business world continues to evolve, circumstances can change that can guide you in a different direction. Should your goals that you provided above not transpire, what other opportunities would you explore?
  3. How do you envision furthering your growth in inclusive leadership as an MBA student and as a business leader?

UNC Kenan Recommendation Ques.

  1. How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate? (No word limit)
  2. If this is a work-related reference, in what position is/was the candidate employed and for how long? (No word limit)
  3. What do you consider to be the candidate’s principal strengths/talents? (No word limit)
  4. What do you consider to be the candidate’s weaknesses or areas that need improvement? (No word limit)

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about UNC Kenan Flagler

Our students come from many different backgrounds and bring a wide range of experiences, interests, and career aspirations. Our holistic admissions process reviews each applicant’s strengths individually and also considers the overall pool of applicants. Because of these variances, it’s not possible for us to speak to admission chances or provide individual resume reviews. This said, we do offer numerous information sessions on campus, online, and in locations around the globe where you can ask questions of our admissions staff and learn more about the application process.

We prefer applicants to have at least two years of full-time professional work experience. However, we do admit a small number of applicants with less experience; these candidates have demonstrated strong leadership at their undergraduate institution.

Candidates who submit an MBA application will be considered automatically for merit-based fellowships, you don’t need to apply separately. If selected for a fellowship award, you’ll be notified at the time of admission. Approximately 60% of our students receive some fellowship assistance.

Fellowships are awarded for the duration of the 2-year program (as long as fellowship criteria is met), and no new fellowship awards are given to students in the second year of the program.

There are a variety of options that are available to international students. We encourage you to visit the financial aid website for more details of possible programs to research.

 We do not admit a specific number of international or domestic students. We review all complete applications and grant admission accordingly.

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