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Master's Degrees | Business Administration

Business Administration

Entrance Exam: Not Required
Poole College of Management

Our AACSB International-accredited program is a powerful, affordable investment in your future that can be tailored to fit your lifestyle. Log into classes when and where you like and complete most of the program online, with the option to take face-to-face courses in Raleigh.

The Jenkins Professional Online MBA Experience

Taught by our same award-winning faculty as our on-site classes, our top-ranked Professional Online MBA is one of the best values in management education today. And we have built in optimal flexibility:

  • Students can select from an Accelerated or Flexible program to earn their degree in as little as 21 months or up to six years.
  • Our online program can be started in either the fall or spring semester depending on what best fits your academic goals and schedule.
  • Online courses can be completed at a location and time convenient to you within the deadlines set by each professor.
  • Students can enroll in select hybrid courses that include weekly online sessions and 4 in-person Saturday sessions, offering the flexibility of online education as well as benefits of in-person networking and learning.
  • Two required 3-day residencies on NC State’s Main Campus in Raleigh, NC. Active duty military may replace the residency course with another MBA elective course.

Our Professional Online MBA offers only the best. We integrate proven technology strategies to help connect you with your professors, guest speakers, and fellow students, using podcasts, videos, and online presentations. Students should expect to work with virtual teams during discussions and on group projects. Professors also provide office hours through a virtual collaborative space, phone, email, and online chat.


Students are admitted to the program twice a year, for Fall and Spring semesters. An application check of required materials and 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

Our 40-credit hour Professional Online MBA program offers the utmost flexibility in an MBA program. You may earn a top-ranked MBA on your own time from anywhere in the world. You may review more information about degree requirements on the Professional Online 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.

Top-ranked Online MBA

Our core curriculum focuses on technology, research, business processes, and practical applications in a collaborative learning environment. Students can complete the course requirements at a time and location convenient to them, within the deadlines set by each professor.

Students access courses through WolfWare, NC State’s online learning management system featuring educational tools such as:

  • Moodle
  • Zoom
  • Streaming video files
  • Discussion boards

Core Courses

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 consists of 19 credit hours, which includes a required 1-hour course in Critical Thinking/Ethics.

Experiential Learning

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)

Students are required to complete two in-person residencies during the program: MBA 531 Leading People 1 and MBA 532 Leading People 2

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.

Elective Courses

Students will select from a wide variety of elective courses to round out their Jenkins MBA education. Students will typically complete 9 credit hours of elective courses — above and beyond the depth, practicum and analytical requirements — providing both a depth of knowledge and a broad understanding of general strategic business management.

Career Prospects

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 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 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.