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With the deadline quickly approaching, staff members at the Kenan-Flagler Business School said this year’s application process to the school’s undergraduate program will be easier for students. The business school has made this year’s undergraduate application completely paperless in order to make the process less hectic. But students have to submit their applications by Friday at 5 p.m., nearly a month earlier than previous deadlines.
UNC shared Monday its plans to develop an online MBA program, the first to be offered by a top-ranked business school and a major move by the University into the business of online higher education. The program, MBA@UNC, is a joint one between the Kenan-Flagler Business School and 2tor, a New York-based startup focusing on online education. MBA@UNC Executive Director Susan Cates said it is a chance to “redefine global business education.”
Students from 60 schools sat through the same microfinance lecture Monday night. Using Skype as a medium, a lecture at the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business was broadcast to UNC students along with students at other schools.
Lord Corporation, a Cary-based company that deals with adhesives and other industrial materials, recently sought out students at the Kenan-Flagler Business School when it needed consultation on moving forward in markets in China. Kenan-Flagler was one of 14 schools tapped for the project as part of the Global Business Project, which works on real consulting for international companies free of charge. The company, which was founded 80 years ago making industrial sealants that allowed street cars to be more quiet, wanted to know about ways to expand the Chinese market for high-end industrial adhesives. In their work, the students identified major players in China of the field in which Lord Corporation is interested and identified ways that the company could enter the market there. The students worked with Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Members of the Meadowmont Village community expressed concern about a proposed expansion of a Kenan-Flagler Business School complex and the threat it could pose to nature. Residents of Meadowmont were among the attendees of a public information meeting at Town Hall to review plans for the expansion of the Paul Rizzo Conference Center Thursday evening. The center lies within a Natural Heritage Area that borders the community.
UNC’s attempt to expand its business school is meeting resistance from some residents and environmentalists — but UNC holds that construction will not affect protected natural areas.
Famed New York Times columnist David Brooks deviated from his day job as a political commentator Monday night to discuss what he called the “squishy” side of human capital: emotional intelligence. Brooks addressed a capacity audience of more than 450 at Koury Auditorium in the Kenan-Flagler Business School as a part of the annual Weatherspoon Lecture series.
A recent graduate of the Kenan-Flagler Business School, Lee will start a banking job in New York this summer. Until then, he’ll be promoting his latest electronic hip-hop album, “State and Soul,” on two continents. Despite the vast differences between his two areas of interest, Lee found them to be compatible.
The Kenan-Flagler Business School plummeted in this year’s Financial Times Global Master of Business Administration rankings, dropping twelve spots, from 46 to 62.
Returning from Spring Break, the Chapel Hill community will have the opportunity to talk with members of President Barack Obama’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
*Nested closes, gift shop opens* A store specializing in handmade, local goods opened on East Main Street earlier this month. Ginna Earl opened Vespertine three weeks ago.
A new system of economic incentives might bring more businesses to Orange County.Gary Shope, Orange County economic development director, has been working on the county’s first incentive program.
Employer retention and business regulation improvements are the top priorities in a plan by a local organization to improve the area’s business climate.For the first time, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce has released an official list of public policy goals for the next two years.
Another downtown development project on Rosemary Street currently in its infant stages could take a step forward at a meeting today.
Less than five residents turned out to voice their opinions at a public hearing on a proposed Rosemary Street development which would bring more rental properties to the downtown area. Larry Short, the developer of the proposed Shortbread Lofts, said the development would bring more foot traffic to downtown and would fill a void in the housing market for rental properties for those who can’t afford to buy condominiums.
Rachit Shukla had run out of options in Orange County. After Shukla, CEO of the start-up Two Toasters, moved to Carrboro from Raleigh in May 2009, he soon found that his small company that builds iPhone and Android applications had outgrown its location.
A nearly 14 acre development could change the face of one of the most frequented entrances to Chapel Hill.The site for Charterwood development is proposed for Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Weaver Dairy Road. The project would include retail, office and 87 residential units.
Carrboro is one step closer to having its first parking deck after the Carrboro Board of Aldermen approved its design at a meeting Tuesday night.
A recent membership drive established the local chamber of commerce as the fastest growing in North Carolina. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce added 285 new members between April 5 and April 7. The membership drive broke the state record for chamber membership events.
A new environmentally sustainable restaurant will join about 60 other local small businesses that have committed to maintaining green practices. The gastro pub, set to open in a year and a half, will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified and will be the sixth restaurant under the Chapel Hill Restaurant Group ownership.