North Carolina State University (Jenkins)

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
NC State Professional Online MBA
School awards MBAs Yes
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

1) NC State Professional Online MBA students may select one of two tracks: a) Accelerated: complete the program in as little as 21 months, or b) Flexible: complete at their own pace for up to 6 years. 2) The NC State Professional Online MBA incorporates two residencies -- one required three-day weekend on main campus and one optional 9-10 day international course. Both are designed to foster community and networking among students, faculty and staff.

School type Public
Terms Semester
AACSB accredited Yes
ACBSP accredited No
IACBE accredited No

Program Offerings

Online master's in business degree programs 1
Concentrations offered
Accounting Management Information Systems
Economics Production/Operations Management
Entrepreneurship Organizational Behavior
Finance Supply Chain Management/Logistics
General Management Quantitative Analysis/Statistics and Operations Research
International Business Technology
Manufacturing and Technology Management Other

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 17
International business courses paired with residencies outside U.S. Yes


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 13 full-time; 0 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 12
Average experience teaching online courses 1 year
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 1 full-time; 0 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 30
Maximum class size 50

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad No
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students Most
Dedicated business school career center Yes
Access to same career services as on-campus business students Yes


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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