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North Carolina State University, Jenkins Graduate School of Management Distance MBA

The NC State University Poole College of Management and Jenkins Graduate Programs offer undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting, business administration and economics. Project-based learning, concentrations, dual degree and international options, career development and strong industry involvement through our centers and initiatives help our students to prepare well for today’s competitive global market. Executive Education is delivered in a Business Collaboratories model engaging our research centers and Executive Programs LLC. Our accounting and business programs are accredited by AACSB International.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Online
Total Program Enrollment 40
In-State Tuition (Total) $34,827
Out-of-State Tuition (Total) $49,491

Program Information

North Carolina State University Jenkins Graduate School of Management Says

The NC State University Poole College of Management and Jenkins Graduate Programs offer undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting, business administration and economics. Project-based learning, concentrations, dual degree and international options, career development and strong industry involvement through our centers and initiatives help our students to prepare well for today’s competitive global market. Executive Education is delivered in a Business Collaboratories model engaging our research centers and Executive Programs LLC. Our accounting and business programs are accredited by AACSB International.

Specializations Offered: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Degrees Awarded: On-Line MBA Program.

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Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 73% accepted out of 153 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 26
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.33
  • Average Years Work Experience: 3
  • Out of State Application Fee: $65
  • In State Application Fee: $65

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Information

Admission to the NC State MBA program is based on academic record, GMAT scores, essays, letters of reference, and work and volunteer experience. Admission is highly competitive, with an emphasis on academic achievement and evidence of management potential and leadership skills through prior employment, volunteer, and/or military experience. Two yea...Admission to the NC State MBA program is based on academic record, GMAT scores, essays, letters of reference, and work and volunteer experience. Admission is highly competitive, with an emphasis on academic achievement and evidence of management potential and leadership skills through prior employment, volunteer, and/or military experience. Two years of full-time employment is "strongly recommended" for full-time applicants and is required of applicants to the part-time program. A background that includes coursework in calculus, statistics, and economics is "strongly encouraged." Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores; a minimum TOEFL score of 250 on the computer-based test or 100 on the Internet-based test or a minimum IELTS score of 7.5 is required. Interviews are required prior to admission; the school contacts applicants who are deemed potential candidates for the program.

The Princeton Review

Important Dates

Round 1
August

20

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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 403
Percent International Students 15%
Total Full-Time Faculty 100
Full-Time Faculty 84%

Student Life

Those accepted to NCSU should expect to find an “extremely diverse” group of “intelli­gent, friendly people who work hard during the day and still have energy and enthusi­asm to continue learning and make class fun in the evenings.” Those hoping to immerse themselves in ambition will find it among the student body. Attendees say it is “great to work with other students committed to their goals and aspirations.” Students at NCSU are in the business of learning about business, and they are serious about it. “They push us in our studies, and encourage us to work hard.”Life here centers around a “very collaborative environment,” one in which objectives, either within or outside of the classroom, are “based centrally around team activities.” Those who see business as a ruthless, individual pursuit will instead find a “program … trying to develop a different mindset from traditional MBA programs.” This is aided by the MBA Student Association, which “works to provide social activities and community service projects for the students outside of class.” The goal is to provide both full-time and part-time students an opportunity “to network with each other, as well as providing opportunities to positively impact the community.”Outside of class and class projects, MBA students spend a lot of time brainstorming. One student explains, “There's always a few of us throwing plans at each other. These aren't all Silicon Valley plans either - we've got fashion designers, textile inventors and others all listening to each other. It's a very stimulating environment.” There are also many clubs, cultural activities, and of course Raleigh’s nightlife to distract from the relentless pursuit of knowledge and experience typical among those in the MBA program.

Career

“The promise of working on real world projects for companies in co-ordination with nor­mal academic activities” is not only a major draw for students here, it gives them an opportunity to get hands-on experience with many of the same corporations that may later recruit them. There is a “long-term culture of industry partnerships that is expand­ing to startups” at NCSU which helps the school “stay abreast of events and networking opportunities.” MBAs will benefit from the services of an MBA-dedicated Career Resources Center which not only aids in networking and recruitment, but which also provides workshops on resume writing and cover letters, interviewing skills, and job search strategies.During the course of their study, students can expect to work hand-in-hand with entities such as CAT, Lenovo, IBM, Bank of America and Lenovo. Graduates from NCSU’s Jenkin’s Graduate School of Management have in recent years been recruited by firms such as American Airlines, BB&T, Chevron, Cisco Systems, Deloitte, Eaton Corporation, Ericcson, Glaxo Smith Kline, Lab Corp, Net App, Novartis Animal Health, Novozymes, Progress Energy, Red Hat, Research Triangle Institute, SAS, and Siemens Medical.

The Princeton Review

About

At NC State, we've created an MBA with focus. Our emphasis on technology and business sets us apart. The curriculum revolves around the role of technology in business, and the ways technology can improve business processes in all kinds of industries. From new e-commerce ventures to more traditional manufacturing and consumer services, the intelligent use of technology is making the difference for successful organizations. The NC State MBA Program will help you develop a keen understanding of general business and management principles. And your concentrated study of a technology-oriented business process or function will give you an edge in the marketplace.The NC State MBA offers both a full-time program and part-time evening program. Our focus on outstanding MBA education is illustrated by a reputation for excellence in technology management, an innovative faculty with cutting-edge teaching and research, quality students from diverse backgrounds, and unmatched value in management education.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

Programs at North Carolina State University’s College of Management place a large emphasis on skills that will tie directly into the strengths of the region. With the univer­sity located in the state capital of Raleigh (a satellite program is also located in Durham), expect “a focus on technology and innovation” with “a strong emphasis on hands-on experiences.” For future-oriented students, the “emphasis on real world projects and technology focus in many classes” makes NCSU “one of the best values for a full-time MBA in the country.” This “emphasis on real world, hands-on learning differentiates it from the other programs in the area,” especially the “focus on technology and innova­tion.” Indeed, one student notes, “This is a program for people who want to lead teams and stay on the cutting edge of technology.”A discipline helping this MBA program “dramatically increase in ranking and reputa­tion” despite the program being new is its Supply Chain program. “They are able to pro­vide real projects with real companies allowing students to apply knowledge they learn to real life situations.” Other programs of note include a lauded Biosciences Management program, which fits well with Durham’s self-proclaimed distinction as “The City of Medicine” and the regional presence of several major pharmaceutical and bioengineer­ing corporations.Though high achievement is expected, cutthroat academics are not. Here the “atmos­phere is congenial but focused,” and “teamwork is highly emphasized.” Because most classes take place in the same building, “there is a great deal of interaction with other stu­dents.” Students who are “focused on career success and money” may be disappointed that “that is not the case at NC State,” but others will be pleased to find that educators here “care a lot about sustainability” and showcasing how business fits into the larger world. School administration shows “an almost fanatical focus on improvement and a willingness to experiment.” The result is that despite its relative newness, “some ele­ments of the program are already receiving national attention (Supply Chain, the TEC Program) and some will soon (the new Consumer Behavior initiative).”

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:
    1. NC State University’s new the James B. Hunt Jr. Library – one of the most advanced in the world – opened on NC State’s Centennial Campus in January 2013. It provides state-of-the-art technology rich spaces for learning, research, collaboration, distance meetings, and more. The traditional book stacks are gone, replaced by a robotic, automated book delivery system that streamlines access to print materials. The variety of work spaces – from casual seating to meeting rooms with smart boards and video conferencing – enhances learning through teamwork or independent study.
    2. Graduate students have access to the Bloomberg data terminal located in the collegeÂ’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative suite. Training is available for students interested in just the basics, or going for a certificate.
    3. Center for Innovation Management StudiesÂ’ portfolio of innovation readiness, leadership assessment tools and big data analysis tools are available to graduate students working on practicum projects. Students learn to use many of these tools in their coursework or as part of their practicum projects.
    4. The SAP certificate program, part of the SAP University Alliances Program, is available through the college and is taught by Poole College faculty - http://poole.ncsu.edu/mba/sap-certification
    5. The TEC (technology entrepreneurship and commercialization) certificate program is available through NC StateÂ’s Graduate School, taught by Poole College faculty
    6. Graduate fellowships that engage students in projects with their sponsoring companies are available through the collegeÂ’s Consumer Innovation Consortium , Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, and The Entrepreneurship Collaborative
  • Research Facilities:
    1. NC State University’s new the James B. Hunt Jr. Library – one of the most advanced in the world – opened on NC State’s Centennial Campus in January 2013. It provides state-of-the-art technology rich spaces for learning, research, collaboration, distance meetings, and more. The traditional book stacks are gone, replaced by a robotic, automated book delivery system that streamlines access to print materials. The variety of work spaces – from casual seating to meeting rooms with smart boards and video conferencing – enhances learning through teamwork or independent study.
    2. Graduate students have access to the Bloomberg data terminal located in the college’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative suite. Training is available for students interested in just the basics, or going for a certificate.
    3. Center for Innovation Management Studies’ portfolio of innovation readiness, leadership assessment tools and big data analysis tools are available to graduate students working on practicum projects. Students learn to use many of these tools in their coursework or as part of their practicum projects.
    4. The SAP certificate program, part of the SAP University Alliances Program, is available through the college and is taught by Poole College faculty - http://poole.ncsu.edu/mba/sap-certification
    5. The TEC (technology entrepreneurship and commercialization) certificate program is available through NC State’s Graduate School, taught by Poole College faculty
    6. Graduate fellowships that engage students in projects with their sponsoring companies are available through the college’s Consumer Innovation Consortium , Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, and The Entrepreneurship Collaborative
  • Study Abroad:

    Australia-University of Western Australia in Perth, Austria-Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Denmark-Copenhagen School of Business, France-Universite Catholique de Lille, Peru, Switzerland-Lausanne, England-University of England, and France-ESC in Rennes

  • Women Support Groups:

    The Women MBA International chapter has developed and organized a mentoring program in which alumni mentors advise students on important issues such as career mobility, work/life balance, and time management. To learn more about the mentoring program and NCSU chapter of NAWMBA, please visit: http://mgt.ncsu.edu/mba/alumni/mba_news.php http://clubs.ncsu.edu/nawmba/index.html

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of North Carolina State University Jenkins Graduate School of Management include:

Sam Matheny - Capital Broadcasting Group, DTV-VP & General Manag

Mamta Gupta - VP, Head of Global Client & Market Insight at JP Morgan Chase

Eric Gregg - Triangle Tech Journal, Publisher

Joydeep Ganguly - General Manager & Site Head for Biogen Idec

Tony O'Driscoll - Duke, Fuqua School of Business, Professor of the Practice

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $19,630

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Lenovo, Red Hat, American Air, BCBS, Caterpillar

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Technical 58% $74,413
Other 27% $69,938
Marketing / Sales 21% $63,857
Other 18% $82,667
Finance / Accounting 18% $67,142
Operations / Logistics 18% $76,570
Business 15% $65,570
Other 12% $68,250
Financial Services 12% $74,000
Manufacturing 12% $81,250
General Management 9% $70,000
Information Technology 6% $61,000
Consulting 6% $73,000
Consulting 6% $59,500
Human Resources 3% $60,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 53%
Three Month Employment 83%
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