Time Inc.’s Fortune Partners with the University of North Carolina to Create Online Business Program

NEW YORK--()--Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) Fortune and the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School (UNC Kenan-Flagler) are working together to create new online programs for business leaders scheduled to launch in fall 2017.

“Fortune creates powerful content and experiences for its audiences across all platforms, and this is a unique opportunity to engage with business leaders in a new way,” said Alan Murray, Chief Content Officer of Time Inc. and President of Fortune. “UNC Kenan-Flagler disrupted the business education market with the launch of its online MBA program, and we look forward to working together to expand their innovative approach to learning to reach businesspeople wherever they are working.”

Programs will be designed for both emerging and mid-level business leaders by UNC Executive Development and taught by UNC Kenan-Flagler professors. The programs will incorporate Fortune’s video content, including interviews with Fortune 500 executives.

“Collaborating with Time Inc.’s Fortune—which has a tradition of excellence in business content and connecting leaders to address important topics—is a natural fit for us,” said Douglas A. Shackelford, Dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler. “Through our partnership, we will offer a valuable blend of expertise and access for busy executives who are eager to develop their business expertise and need the flexibility of online learning.”

Executives who successfully complete the programs will have the opportunity to earn certificates from the business school. The first certificate program is titled “Leading With Purpose.”

For more information, visit http://fortune.unc.edu.

ABOUT TIME INC.

Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is a leading content company that engages over 170 million consumers every month through our portfolio of premium brands across platforms. By combining our distinctive content with our proprietary data and people-based targeting, we offer highly differentiated end-to-end solutions to marketers across the multimedia landscape. Our influential brands include People, Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Real Simple and Southern Living, as well as approximately 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom. Time Inc. has been extending the power of our brands through various acquisitions and investments, including Viant, an advertising technology firm with a specialized people-based marketing platform; The Foundry, Time Inc.’s creative lab and content studio; and the People Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). The company is also home to celebrated events, such as the Time 100, Fortune Most Powerful Women, People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, the Essence Festival and the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.

ABOUT UNC KENAN-FLAGLER BUSINESS SCHOOL

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. Consistently ranked one of the world's best business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is known for its collaborative culture, which stems from its core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors excel at both teaching and research, and demonstrate unparalleled dedication to students. Graduates are effective, principled leaders who have the technical and managerial skills to deliver results in the global business environment. UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a rich portfolio of programs and extraordinary, real-life learning experiences: Undergraduate Business, MBA, Master of Accounting, PhD and Executive Development Programs. It is home to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

Contacts

For Time Inc.:
Kerri Chyka, 212-522-3651
VP, Brand Communications
Time Inc.
kerri_chyka@timeinc.com
or
For UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School:
Allison Adams, 919-962-7235
Director of Global Media Strategy
aadams@unc.edu

Contacts

For Time Inc.:
Kerri Chyka, 212-522-3651
VP, Brand Communications
Time Inc.
kerri_chyka@timeinc.com
or
For UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School:
Allison Adams, 919-962-7235
Director of Global Media Strategy
aadams@unc.edu