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Paul Friga

Strategy Professor & Special Advisor To The Provost for Online Education
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Paul N. Friga is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he teaches courses in management consulting and strategy. He leads numerous strategic planning initiatives on campus and has been appointed the Special Advisor to the Provost for Online Education. He served on the UNC Faculty Athletics Committee, UNC CIBER Operations Committee, Senior Advisor Committee of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and was the Director of the STAR and STAR Global Programs – approximately 25 semester long consulting projects with MBAs and Undergraduates. He was a faculty advisor in the UNC Global Immersion Electives Program with past visits to China, India and the United Arab Emirates. He researches strategic decision-making, knowledge transfer, intuition, management consulting processes and entrepreneurship and has presented at numerous conferences throughout the world. He is the recipient of the UNC Chapman Family Undergraduate Teaching Award (2017), the IU Trustee Teaching Award (2008), IU Kelley School of Business Innovative Teaching Award (2006), and the UNC Kenan-Flagler Ph.D Teaching Award (2001). He co-founded and served as the first chair of the Strategic Management Society’s Strategy Teaching Community. He has also served as a Trustee for Saint Francis University. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of ABC, the Academic Benchmarking Consortium, with a mission to improve decision-making in higher education by providing reliable benchmarking data.

He completed his Ph.D. and MBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Beta Gamma Sigma) and previously worked as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and McKinsey & Co. Dr. Friga’s undergraduate degree (Honors Program) is from SFU. He is the author of The McKinsey Engagement.

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