Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the Professional MBA program at NC State’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management number 20 among part-time MBA programs in the United States.
“The top-20 ranking marks a notable jump from number 30 two years ago,” said Dr. Steve Allen, associate dean of NC State’s Jenkins Graduate Management Programs.
Among competitive programs across the United States, NC State ranked tenth in academic quality and earned a letter grade “A” in both teaching and curriculum. Bloomberg Businessweek also surveyed recent NC State Professional MBA graduates, who reported an average a 24 percent salary increase from when they started the program.
“This recognition of our Professional MBA program as one of the top part-time MBA programs in the US reflects our relentless pursuit to provide students with an innovative MBA education rooted in practical application – and is recognition of the importance of return on investment for the working professional,” Allen said.
“We are particularly proud of our high academic quality ranking and our faculty – who combine their academic backgrounds with real world experience to provide all NC State MBA students with a business education designed for today’s world,” he said.
The Bloomberg Businessweek biennial ranking of part-time MBA programs is based on a survey of recent graduates, an academic quality measure that combines six school-reported data points and a calculation of post-MBA outcomes.
The NC State Jenkins MBA is available in three formats: full-time, profession and professional online.
About NC State University Poole College of Management and Jenkins Graduate Programs
The NC State University Poole College of Management focuses on management education for a technology driven global marketplace. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting, business administration and economics, as well as custom and open enrollment executive education programs are delivered by the college’s Executive Programs, LLP. The college’s Jenkins Graduate programs include the Master of Business Administration, Master of Accounting, and the Master of Global Innovation Management. The MBA program includes full time, part-time for working professionals, and online options. Master’s and doctoral degree programs in economics are offered jointly with NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Corporate engagement opportunities are available through the college’s centers and initiatives that support academic and outreach programs in biosciences management, enterprise risk management, innovation management, supply chain management, and technology entrepreneurship and commercialization. Poole College’s accounting and business programs are accredited by AACSB International.