Committed to providing exceptional management education, our professional MBA is an excellent fit for working professionals looking for face-to-face classes that can accommodate busy schedules. Classes are held at our Research Triangle Park (RTP) location and select electives at our Raleigh Main Campus location.
The Jenkins Professional Evening MBA Experience
This AACSB International-accredited part-time program features the same award-winning faculty, innovative curriculum and limited class sizes as our full-time program, but on a more flexible timeframe.
Students can select between two tracks:
- Accelerated: Complete in as little as 21 months (including some weekend and/or international courses)
- Flexible: Complete at your own pace within 6 years
Courses are offered on weekdays from either 6:00 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. during the Fall and Spring semesters and 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. during the summer semester. Courses in the Fall and Spring semesters typically meet once a week and twice a week during the summer.
Professional Evening MBA students will complete two mandatory 3-day residencies (MBA 531 and MBA 532) on the NC State Main Campus. Active duty military may replace the residency course with another MBA elective course.
Class size is restricted to ensure students have an opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from both their peers and faculty. Typically, you will spend 2-3 hours studying for every hour of classroom instruction, and it’s worth it!
The knowledge and skills you will acquire as a Professional MBA student can have an immediate impact on your work and will open new doors for career advancement.
Admission to the MBA program is highly competitive. Successful applicants demonstrate:
- Strong intellectual performance and academic promise, evidenced by previous undergraduate and graduate work;
- An employment history demonstrating management potential through full-time work, volunteer, or military experiences;
- Leadership skills, maturity, creativity, initiative and teamwork orientation;
- A desire and willingness to learn about technology and the management challenges it creates.
Please be aware that admissions decisions are based on a combination of the factors outlined above.
Prerequisites for admission:
- Four year bachelor’s degree (or US degree equivalent) from a regionally accredited college or university*
- Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of “C” or better prior to beginning MBA coursework
- Two years of full-time, post-baccalaureate professional employment is required for applicants to the Professional Evening and Online MBA programs.
Students are admitted to the program twice a year, for Fall and Spring semesters. An application check of required materials, upcoming admission deadlines, and events is available on the MBA Admissions webpage.
For more information on application deadlines, please click here to visit the program website.
Plan of Study
The Professional Evening MBA curriculum requirements outlined below are effective for all students entering the Professional Evening or Online MBA programs in Fall 2016 or later. You may review more information about degree requirements on the Professional Evening MBA curriculum webpage.
For information regarding the cost of the program, please visit the Jenkins MBA Tuition and Financial Aid web page for detailed tuition information.
Core courses are organized into three blocks to maximize faculty collaboration and the application of foundational business concepts:
- Finance and Markets
- Analyzing the Value Chain
- Managing the Organization
The Core is comprised of 19 credit hours, which includes a required 1-hour course in Critical Thinking/Ethics.
All students must complete a practicum course, providing a real business challenge. Practicum courses are typically 3- or 4-credit hours.
Analytical and Quantitative Skills
All students will complete at least one advanced 3-hour quantitative course to ensure Jenkins MBA graduates master a level of analytical and quantitative skill demanded by industry.
Raleigh Residencies (MBA 531 Leading People 1 and MBA 532 Leading People 2)
All Professional Evening MBA students will complete a Virtual Orientation (MBA Launch) and related online modules before the first day of class. Students are also required to complete two residencies, MBA 531 Leading People 1 and MBA 532 Leading People 2 during the program.
Each is a credit-bearing 3-day course with students completing their first residency (MBA 531) in the first semester of the program and the second residency (MBA 532), before graduation.
Residencies enhance networking and enable hands-on leadership development. Active duty military may waive substitute the residency requirement for other MBA elective courses.
Professional Evening MBA students will select from a wide variety of elective courses to round out their Jenkins MBA education. Elective courses will provide both a depth of knowledge and a broad understanding of general strategic business management. Students may also choose to earn a certificate in a specific field of study through their MBA elective classes.
Grow your business. Manage your department. Inspire your team as a strategic decision-maker. Earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree while working full time through the Jenkins Professional Online/Evening MBA program.
Many students realize the degree that got them their initial work experience is not enough to result in success at a managerial or executive level. Whether you own your business, serve in the Armed Forces or work in industry, an MBA delivers the knowledge and credentials needed for career advancement, development and increased earning potential. Most Professional MBA students are aiming for a trajectory change through upward growth, lateral transition, or a new venture.
The knowledge and skills you will acquire as a Professional Online/Evening MBA student can have an immediate impact on your work and will open new doors for career advancement. Learn more about the resources available through our Career Management Center for working professionals.