here you are You quit your job, signed a loan, and moved. The slate is clean. You can do what you want and be yourself. Ideas come to life and confidence grows.
I can’t wait to jump into business school!
First impressions matter. And orientation sets the tone and lays the foundation. It’s one of her things to quiz her sophomores during the application process and chat with future classmates on Slack. It’s another chance to meet face-to-face and see how your peers behave when caught off-guard and faced with real challenges. so far, Alexis Frenn I’ve never been disappointed with a classmate at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Flagler School of Business. she will know After all, Flann is a “triple tar heel.” She has already completed her Bachelor’s degree (biology) and Master’s degree (physiology) at the university and she is entering her fourth year as a Doctor of Medicine. At her MBA orientation, Flen witnessed the “innovative thinking” and “leadership qualities” that have characterized her experience at UNC.
“The best UNC Kenan-Flagler story ever is during a Team Dynamics exercise with a traditional group. The overall exercise shined in that we were able to witness the team’s resilience in the face of obstacles and the evolution of thinking and strategy in ultimately mastering the task. I did.”
“The Carolina Way”
Aidan McConnell He joked that his introduction to Kenan-Flagler involved “literally hanging by a thread.” At the Vetter Dean’s Fellows retreat, he participated in the “Flying Squirrel”, a team building his exercise on the high ropes course. Here, classmates join forces to propel him 50 feet tall against each other, allowing fellows to experience what it feels like to hold a rope and soar like Superman. That said, McConnell’s classmates were equally supportive when McConnell stepped onto the ground.
“During orientation, a classmate I had only seen for a few hours had already coordinated study groups, provided a car to help others carpool to McCallville, and helped newly arrived international students It has helped me adjust to life in Chapel Hill. I am proud to be part of this encouraging and supportive community.”
Other places call it ‘Southern Hospitality’, but Chapel Hill uses the term ‘The Carolina Way’. In sports, the term is defined by the “play hard, play smart, play together” ethos. In our classrooms and communities, the Carolina Way means a supportive and inclusive community that is always committed to individual and team excellence. At Kenan-Flagler, “The Carolina Way” is more than just a slogan. It is an expectation that students carry for themselves and their peers.
“They really capture the spirit of the Carolina Way,” he wrote. Mary Paul Musemwa, last worked at the US Embassy in Tanzania. “Everyone I met showed a genuine interest in me and supported me by taking time out of their busy schedules and connecting me to people who could help and resources I had access to. I feel like I already belong here, UNC MBA students are highly motivated and high achievers, but they also know how to have a great time. ”
influence and influence
Aside from its peer culture, Kenan-Flagler Business School boasts two top MBA programs in healthcare and real estate. Needless to say, the program is rich in resources. It has returned to being one of the nation’s research universities, but also maintains two of the highest-ranked undergraduate business and online MBA programs. The program is experiencing impressive growth. At the graduate level, enrollment has doubled for him over the past decade. In two years, the school will be able to cut the ribbon on her 140,000-square-foot building and double her undergraduate population. This does not include Kenan-Flagler expanding its Executive MBA program to Charlotte’s Legacy Tower.
Momentum brings out talent. The 2024 class is packed with experienced practitioners with high potential.just look Abdul RahmanHe led gas and oil drilling projects, creating one of Pakistan’s largest gas reserves, starting with feasibility and planning before moving to drilling.
“I led a 14-member team to safely drill some of the gas wells that led to the discovery of gas in northern Pakistan,” said Rahman. With Pakistan facing a severe energy crisis, this discovery was celebrated across the country and was the perfect farewell I could have asked for before starting my MBA. ”
The numbers also reflect the storyline for the 2024 class. Numbers are influential and influential. Mary Paul Musemwa acted as a liaison between the U.S. and Tanzanian governments, resulting in $8.7 million in tax refunds. At Imperial PFS, Raquel Argenal Mateu managed $143 million in insurance loans. This is one of the largest operations on the West Coast. Ridwan Abdulsalam even made history. She worked on her $280 million bond issue. This is the largest in the history of Nigeria, the country with the largest GDP and population on the African continent. As a Deloitte Consultant, Lindsey Buckler Led a reorganization of shared service centers that reduced labor costs by $3 million.
“We provided our client management with recommendations through quantitative analysis that matched the desired future state of shared services with the overall corporate strategy, ultimately leading to the successful launch of the shared services center. The success of projects and other projects was recognized by my leadership, which helped me get promoted to Senior Consultant and earned my trust to lead several other high-impact projects.”
From fighting COVID to ballroom dancing
Hemadri Singh Kuntal He also made a name for himself as a healthcare IT consultant at Deloitte. During the pandemic, her sister fought COVID-19 at a frontline hospital as her primary care physician. And Singh Kuntar immediately joined the battle on another front. “I led a team of three executive clients and two consultants to proactively implement logic-based flagging of potential COVID-19 patients in electronic health records (EHRs). , ensuring that all healthcare workers working in more than 800 hospitals/clinics across the United States are alerted to potential COVID-19 patients around or near them.”
Alexis Frenn says he wears “various hats” at UNC medical school, including class president. Hilda ChristiansdottirOriginally from Iceland, was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Barclays and was a Strategic Finance Partner in its London office. At Amazon Irasema Gonzalez Gutierrez She leads the Women in Operations initiative.
“This focused on mentoring women across Amazon’s South Central North America (NASC) region and launching inclusion events such as NASC’s “Women @ Amazon” virtual conference for the first time during the pandemic. In a short period of time, Amazon recognized the importance of its “Women in Operations” initiative with exponential improvements in the number of women in its warehouses and expanded our team to be led by her 65% women in our sorting center network. I’ve changed. “
Classes are equally eclectic outside the office. Aidan McConnell worked as a ballroom dance instructor for many years. what is his favorite dance? Of course Carolina Shag. Hemadri Singh Kuntal’s passion is jumping rope. She can switch between her eight jump rope styles in her two minutes. Carlos L. Perez de la Rosa He holds a master’s degree in special education and educational leadership and, like Forrest Gump, wore leg braces as a child. I use it for different audiences.
“I speak Pashto with my family, Urdu and English with my friends, and Arabic with God.”
The 2021-2022 application cycle represents the high water mark for the Kenan-Flagler MBA. During the cycle, the school received her 1,975 applications. This is a 32% increase from the previous year (but in line with her 1,903 applications received for a spot in the 2022 class). This year’s class also represents a return to normal after COVID wreaked havoc on admissions. After he peaked at 344 students two years ago, the class size has shrunk to 243 students in the 2024 class. The smaller class size also brought about another change. After accepting nearly 53% of applicants in 2019, that rate has dropped to 36%.
Therefore, you can find an MBA that brings higher GMAT scores to Chapel Hill. The 2024 class average GMAT is 706, 10 points higher than last year (scores range from 680 to 730 with an 85% range). The GRE score reached 319, with scores in the same range from 312 to 327. Moreover, the average GPA average is stable at 3.43. Demographically, the proportion of women continues to rise, rising from 34% to 38% in the current class. International students make up 35% of the class, an increase of 9 percentage points from the previous year. Overall, the 2024 class hails from 27 countries.
Another difference between Class of 2024 and its predecessor. This class is more STEM oriented. This year, STEM majors make up 44% of his class, an increase of 16 points over the 2023 class. Business and economics majors made up for the gap, with the share plummeting from 49% to 31%. Arts and Humanities majors make up the remaining 25% of the class. Occupationally, the largest percentage of the class, 19%, last worked in healthcare. Financial services professionals accounted for 17% of the class seats, followed by technology with his 10%. The remainder of the class, representing 5% or less share of the class, includes professionals in consulting, energy, government, manufacturing, military real estate, consumer products, media and entertainment, transportation, hospitality, and legal services. .
Perhaps the 2024 class won’t stop in these areas, observes Olivia Koziol, 2022 graduate and P&Q Best & Bright Test MBA. “Our MBA program is filled with career switchers from every industry, every job experience, every demographic, every personal journey. Ultimately, this helps them grow from each other’s experiences.”
Following page: Interview with Kenan-Flagler Leadership
Page 3: Profiles of the 12 graduates of 2024