About NC State MBA
Real World. Real Choices. Real Impact.
In the MBA program at North Carolina State University’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management, you will learn by doing – working on real projects for companies, gaining a real-world perspective and experience that can be applied immediately in your life and career. You will make decisions about your education that will help you distinguish yourself in today’s competitive global marketplace and make a real impact with real preparation and solid qualifications to meet and surpass real-world expectations.
Being fairly young – our MBA program was established in 2002 – we tend to think like a start-up. Building upon the expertise of our faculty, we have developed a program that is recognized for its responsiveness to key issues faced by business and industry today. We are developing the talented individuals who will lead the next generation of technology-driven companies. We are differentiated by our core strengths.
We provide valuable real world experiences through our relationships with a wide range of companies, from startups to global industry leaders in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park and beyond. Whether working in the classroom on research and corporate assignments or in the marketplace engaging directly with company managers as part of a project team, you are making an impact.
Technology is ubiquitous – and critical to remaining viable and competitive. Our curriculum was designed to help you explore and assess its possibilities, and to drive technology innovation and adoption.
Our partnerships with other disciplines on campus, including the colleges of engineering, textiles, design and life sciences, provide a cross-functional collaborative environment that expands your perspective, grows your peer and professional network, and stimulates the learning of new ways of thinking and practice. Beyond campus, our faculty has established discipline-specific centers and initiatives that provide a vital link with companies and organizations, leading to research as well as new courses of study, projects and career opportunities for our students.
The NC State Jenkins MBA is attainable and affordable, and offers a great ROI. Graduates from our program gain practical and applicable experience that helps them launch or advance their careers, as well as new friendships, business networks, and financial rewards.
"Real" is what makes our program different. Our internationally-recognized program will challenge and prepare you by providing real experiences to help you succeed in your career.
Our academic concentrations offer you choices that will satisfy your individual needs and help distinguish you from the crowd. These highly specialized programs include:
Select an academic “home” that best fits your lifestyle. We offer a full-time program, as well as a professional program with two convenient locations for working professionals. Launched in Fall 2011, we offer a new, Online MBA program. All three MBA degree programs provide the knowledge and tools you need for successful business leadership.
- Our Full-time MBA program is completed over a two-year academic period on the NC State main campus near downtown Raleigh.
- Our Professional Main Campus/RTP MBA program is customized to accommodate a busy professional’s schedule. This flexible evening program can be completed in less than three years and is offered at both the main and Research Triangle Park campuses.
- Our Professional Online MBA program is completed in two years. It offers many of the same courses as our face-to-face programs, taught by the same award winning faculty. Face-to-face instruction will be used for the two residence courses in the program: Managerial and Career Effectiveness and a study abroad course.
We challenge you to live up to your potential every day. Our program will give you the knowledge, tools and the confidence you need to tackle any decision and make a real difference, both personally and professionally. The NC State Jenkins MBA is as real as it gets.