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Assured Admission into Kenan-Flagler Business School

You’ve always wanted to lead a powerful global business or life-changing non-profit.

If this sounds like you, then you should consider the following Excel@Carolina opportunity.*

Academic Program Overview
Through expert faculty and world-class programs that combine challenging academic rigor and essential real-life learning experiences, students develop the leadership qualities required to envision, inspire and execute meaningful change.

Assured Admission Details:
Each year, a small group of students are invited to participate in the Undergraduate Business Assured Admission Program (AAP). This program includes:

  • Guaranteed admission into the highly selective Undergraduate Business Major or Minor as early as the spring semester of their second year (provided the student maintains a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade-point average at Carolina and complete all business-major prerequisites with a C or better.)
  • Participation in a number of academic and non-academic activities tailored specifically to advance their leadership, professional development, and career skills.  AAP students participate in a yearlong academic seminar providing leadership development, the opportunity to learn about the various dimensions of studying business, and the chance to explore career and professional development through the exploration of “the World of Work.”
  • The option of participating in numerous study abroad opportunities, including Global Immersion Electives, the GLOBE program (application required), semester study abroad programs, and summer study abroad programs. (A number of study abroad merit scholarships are available. In fact, all students who applied for study abroad merit scholarships in previous years were awarded scholarships with an average value of $2,000.)
  • The opportunity to interact with other extraordinary first-year students, current business students, program staff, top faculty, alumni, and corporate partners. Past experiences include: a team based real-world consulting project with a local non-profit, career panels with successful alumni and faculty across a range of disciplines, and interactive self-assessment and global awareness sessions led by our Program staff.

First-year students who take advantage of this program are under no obligation to pursue the Undergraduate Business Program (major or minor).  All of the skills learned and knowledge gained through this program are transferable into any area.

*Assured Admission to Business is only available to students who apply for and are admitted through Early Action.

Visit our website to learn more about the undergraduate business assured admission program.

From recent Assured Admission students:

“The Assured Admission Program gives first-year students an early look into the many concentrations, extracurricular opportunities, and career paths available through Kenan-Flagler.  Through access to the Kenan-Flagler email listserve, introduction to professors, and frequent opportunities to engage with older students, Assured Admission students are able to launch their business school experience a full year and a half before their peers.  This early exposure provided me with the resources to outline my academic goals, begin building relationships with helpful mentors, and take on leadership roles within the business school.”
–Hunter Latimer, ’17

“While most first-years begin with BUSI101, the assured admits were encouraged to apply for the India Global Immersion Elective class and for related scholarship awards, among other business school classes and opportunities.  As a result, last summer I had the chance to visit companies and learn about international business in Mumbai, New Delhi,and Bangalore with other assured admits and business school students through the India Global Immersion Elective.  I developed relationships with students who are now my roommates and among my closest friends through that trip and other Assured Admit events.”
–Jacob Baldwin, ’16

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