Douglas A. Shackelford, Kenan-Flagler Business School
On-campus, full-time MBA Programs are important and valued by students and the companies that hire them. What’s exciting about the changing world of business education is that there are more opportunities to earn an MBA and to find a format that meets your professional and personal needs.
At UNC Kenan-Flagler, we have offered a top residential program since 1952. We also offer three Executive MBA programs offered in evening, weekend and global formats.
Since 2011, we have offered MBA@UNC, the innovative online program. This pioneer program allows working professionals, wherever they are in the world, to earn an MBA from a top-ranked business school without moving themselves and their families, without having to travel to campus on a specific schedule, and without having to leave their jobs.
In other words, the marketplace of business education is dynamic and offering more and more opportunities so that prospective students can choose the format that works best for their careers and their lives. I expect that continued advances in technology will allow us to find even more ways to meet the educational needs of current and future business leaders.
About Douglas A. Shackelford
Douglas A. Shackelford is Dean of the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation. He is a seasoned academic leader, business education innovator and an internationally recognized scholar. His work focuses on taxes and business strategy. Dr. Shackelford served as the first associate dean of MBA@UNC, until he became dean Feb. 1, 2014. He served as senior associate dean for academic affairs and associate dean of the Master of Accounting Program. He is the founder of the UNC Tax Center, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr. Shackelford has held visiting faculty positions at Stanford University, Universiteit Maastricht and Oxford University. A CPA, he was a senior tax consultant with Arthur Andersen. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and his BS from UNC-Chapel Hill.