UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School 2013-14 Deadlines, Essays

UNC Kenan-Flagler deadlines and essays

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School has posted the application deadlines and essay prompts for the upcoming MBA admissions cycle.


Early Action Round
Deadline: October 18, 2013
Notification: December 13, 2013

Round 2
Deadline: December 9, 2013
Notification: February 3, 2014

Round 3
Deadline: January 13, 2014
Notification: March 17, 2014

Round 4
Deadline: March 14, 2014
Notification: April 28, 2014

Essay Questions

UNC Kenan-Flagler has three required essays and two optional essays. The essays for the 2013-2014 application season are:

Essay One (Required)
What are the 2 or 3 strengths or characteristics that have driven your career success thus far? What are the other strengths that you would like to leverage in the future? (500 words maximum)

Essay Two (Required)
Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how: your professional experience has shaped these goals; why this career option appeals to you; and how you arrived at the decision that now is the time and the MBA is the appropriate degree. (500 words maximum)

Essay Three (Required)
What personal qualities or life experiences distinguish you from other applicants? How do these qualities or experiences equip you to contribute to UNC Kenan-Flagler? (500 words maximum)

Essay Four (Optional)
If your standardized test scores are low, or if you have not had coursework in core business subjects (calculus, microeconomics, statistics, financial accounting), please tell us how you plan to prepare yourself for the quantitative rigor of the MBA curriculum. (300 words maximum)

Essay Five (Optional)
Is there any other information you would like to share that is not presented elsewhere in the application? (300 words maximum)


Because of heavy demand and UNC Kenan-Flagler’s small class size, the school strongly recommends applying as early as possible. For more information, visit Kenan-Flagler’s admissions website.


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