About

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is committed to developing transformative entrepreneurial leaders as founders, funders and growth executives. The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES), founded in 1997 through the generosity of Frank Hawkins Kenan, delivers the most comprehensive, hands-on and enduring entrepreneurial education anywhere through the unique Learn, Launch, Lead (L3) framework.


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Ted Zoller on the L3 Framework



Learn

Describes the entrepreneurial courses offered in the most sought-after MBA concentration at Kenan-Flagler. Our curriculum, clubs and competitions help students develop a foundation in entrepreneurship as founders, funders and growth executives.

Launch

Encompasses the venture development ecosystem from idea generation and problem solving at BLUE Innovation Community to acceleration at our global award-winning Launch Chapel Hill.

Lead

Embodies the leadership characteristics of the students and hundreds of entrepreneurial mentors in our national network, particularly in our one-of-a-kind Adams Apprenticeship Program.

CES’s broad-spectrum entrepreneurship curriculum fosters a collaborative, hands-on and results-driven learning environment which helps build an entrepreneurial mindset. Commitment to students extends beyond graduation, with support for career transitions through a global network of alumni mentors and coaches.


Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Diagram

LEARN. LAUNCH. LEAD.

Lead Launch Learn

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is committed to developing transformative entrepreneurial leaders as founders, funders and growth executives.