The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill serves the community as a world-renowned business education institution.
Established in 1919 as the Department of Commerce of UNC's College of Arts, the School was renamed the Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1991
to honor two prominent American business families and benefactors of the School: philanthropist Mary Lily Kenan Flagler and her husband, Henry Morrison Flagler
. The renaming was in recognition of a gift from Frank Hawkins Kenan, another Kenan family member and benefactor of the school's Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.
In 1997, the McColl Building opened at Kenan-Flagler to complete today's campus. With 191,000 square-feet, Hugh McColl's namesake has more than tripled the space that the school occupied at Carroll Hall.
Kenan-Flagler's MBA program is consistently ranked among the top 20 nationwide by leading business publications. It ranks perennially in the top 5 offered by public universities.
- 6th Nationally by The Wall Street Journal, 2007
- 2nd for Technology/Telecommunications/Internet
- 2nd for Health Care Products and Services
- 5th for Excellence in Social Responsibility
- 8th for Management Consulting
- 9th for Consumer Products
- 9th for Excellence in Marketing
The MBA program is ranked 14th by Forbes, 17th by BusinessWeek, and 19th by U.S. News & World Report. A Financial Times report ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler 20th nationwide.
Kenan-Flagler's Executive MBA is ranked 5th in the nation by BusinessWeek. The Undergraduate Business program ranks 5th nationally and the Master of Accounting program ranks 9th according to U.S. News & World Report.
Kenan-Flagler offers its students four MBA degree programs.