Jenkins Graduate Programs in the Poole College of Management prepare professionals for career advancement or transitions across industries and business functions. Our programs prioritize applied learning, analytics, innovation, and offer top-notch career services.
We are also known for cultivating a supportive and inclusive community that is centered around the needs of our students, including developing lifelong relationships among our students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Many programs are available online with opportunities for in-person experiences like global programs and networking events, providing ultimate flexibility. Situated in Raleigh, a prominent tech hub, our graduates enjoy exceptional career prospects and strong employer connections. Explore our offerings.
Master of Accounting (MAC)
The Jenkins Master of Accounting (MAC) program is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of accounting and business practices, as well as a rigorous technical accounting education. Students choose between two tracks, public accounting or business & industry, to meet the needs of their career goals in the accounting profession.
Credit hours: 31 (Public Accounting Track); 30 (Business and Industry Track) Format: Online or in-person, part-time or full-time Ideal for: Individuals interested in excelling and differentiating themselves in the field of accounting via a top-ranked master’s program. Open to non-accounting majors.
The Jenkins Master of Business Administration (MBA) program takes a hands-on learning approach that immerses you in the real world and prepares you to apply skills the next day. You can deepen your area of study by enrolling in one or a few certificates: Business analytics, business leadership, technology entrepreneurship and commercialization, marketing, finance, operations and supply chain management.
Credit hours: 54 (full-time); 40 (online) Format: Online or in-person, part-time or full-time Ideal for: Students seeking unrivaled leadership potential through a holistic understanding of business administration. Open to non-business majors.
The Jenkins Master of Management, Marketing Analytics concentration (MMA) teaches students advanced techniques in leveraging meaningful marketing insights through data analysis to increase ROI and drive growth. Having this critical practical knowledge can be a tremendous asset in a workforce that is investing in analytics more than ever before.
Credit hours: 30 Format: Online, part-time Ideal for: Individuals interested in a career in marketing founded in a strong, analytical skill set that leads to optimal strategic decision-making. Open to those without analytics background.
The Jenkins Master of Management, Risk and Analytics concentration (MRA) prepares students to meet the recent demand for enterprise-wide expertise in managing and mitigating risks. This program lays a foundation in data analytics and enterprise risk management, supported by real-world, hands-on experience.
Credit hours: 30 Format: Online, part-time Ideal for:Individuals interested in a specialized degree in an emerging field of risk management with a strong analytical focus. Open to those without analytics background.
Offered jointly with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Poole College offers two master’s degrees in economics: the Master of Science in Economics, which involves a research project culminating in a thesis, and the Master of Economics, a coursework-only option. Students can choose to concentrate in one or multiple of four fields.
Credit hours: 30 Format: In-person, part-time or full-time Ideal for: Individuals interested in careers in economic consulting, analysis or research; or pursuing a doctor of economics.
The economics PhD program is a quantitatively rigorous program in which students can choose from the following fields of specialization: Agricultural Economics, Development and Labor Economics, Econometrics, Environmental and Resource Economics, International Economics, Macro/Monetary Economics and Microeconomic Theory/ Industrial Organization.
Credit hours: 36 (coursework) + 36 (dissertation research) Format: In-person, full-time Ideal for: Individuals interested in applying economics in academia, research, government, and in private industry as consultants and analysts.
Featuring a selective mix of courses in your field of choice, a certificate program is an outstanding way to differentiate yourself professionally and learn or update skills. Students graduate having spent significant time learning specific business knowledge that will help them excel.
The following certificates are open to non-degree seeking students: Business analytics, business sustainability, finance, operations and supply chain management, and technology entrepreneurship and commercialization.
Credit hours: 12 Format: Online or in-person, part-time Ideal for: Students and professionals seeking graduate level expertise in a specialized field.
NC State Executive Education provides short-term, non-degree programs that integrate subject matter expertise with applied learning activities. Program participants learn how to successfully address, manage and overcome challenges in leadership, analytics, innovation or any of the many topics covered by our experts.
Format: Online or in-person Ideal for: Professionals or organizations looking to improve expertise in leadership, analytics or innovation in a shorter, non-degree format.