Overview

Applicants
184
Acceptance Rate
70%
Years of Work Experience
9.3
Average Age
34

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.28
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
3.01 - 3.58
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
7%
Average Verbal GRE Score
155
Average Quantitative GRE Score
Average Writing GRE Score
3.85
GRE Writing (25th and 75th percentiles)
3.5 - 4

Deadlines

Early/Priority/Round 1 Application Deadline
August 1

Regular / Round 2 Application Deadline
September 1

Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
one year
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$75
Out-of-State Application Fee
$75
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$85

Admissions Factors

Required

Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Letters Of Recommendation
Work Experience
Interview
Optional

GMAT Scores
GRE Scores
GMAT or GRE Scores
Extracurricular Activities
State Residency

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
600
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)
100

Faculty Information

Students Say

With a “long standing reputation,” North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management offers a “great education” with “great value” for students enrolled in its online MBA program. Not only is the tuition “cost-effective,” but students have “flexible options” with “opportunities to pursue concentrations,” and the convenience to complete courses online. NC State students are enthusiastic about the “effective core curriculum and path to graduation,” as well as the “flexible scheduling” which “allows for working professionals to work asynchronously or based on group convenience rather than scheduled lectures.” One student says, “NC State’s online program ranked in the Top 20 while offering a lower tuition cost than some of the other similar programs.” Tuition is even lower for in-state students, who are able to “attend online as well as go to the campus when time permits.” Students’ views on the ability to maintain a balance between their work lives and their personal lives are varied. Some say it is a “very hectic life” with their school workload, but many say it is “totally worth it.” The program has “a great deal of flexibility,” and students are “able to complete the program in two-six years.” This “adaptability” is not very common among MBA programs at other institutions. “Thankfully, advisors and professors are easy to work with and helpful when planning course load and managing degree expectations.” The professors are “very accessible.” They are “prepared,” present “relevant materials,” and adhere to a “technology-focused curriculum.” The coursework is “difficult, but also collaborative.” NC State students “come from diverse backgrounds and industries and offer unique perspectives.” Fellow classmates are often “30+ and professional,” as well as “engaged, helpful, and intelligent.” They are “very knowledgeable in their fields.” The university is also “veteran-friendly,” and many current students are “active military.”

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
65
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
72%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
46%

88%
Full-time
29%
Female
3%
Underrepresented Minorities

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
6

Chat rooms
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Finance
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Supply Chain Management
Yes

Center for Research

Accounting
Yes

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Supply Chain Management
Yes

Sustainability
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
No
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
Yes

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Richard Warr
Professor, Department Head, Business Management, co-editor of The Financial Review

Robert Handfield
Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, Director, Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, and editor emeritus, Journal of Operations Management

Srini Krishnamurthy
Associate Professor, Finance, co-editor of The Financial Review

David Henard
Poole Board of Advisors Professor of Business Management, Marketing

Donald Pagach
Professor, Accounting, Faculty Director, Online MBA Program

Career Services Overview

Students Say

The “Think and Do motto” is prevalent at NC State, as students are taught skills they can use to advance their careers. One student says, “Many of my professors teach concepts using excel so it is directly applicable to our work environments. The practicality of what is taught is a major selling point.” “Hybrid classes” are offered, which allow students to learn “with the same classmates throughout most of the program.” Most students “have a connection to NC State or North Carolina” and are “looking to progress their career with an MBA.” “Residency weekends” are offered, which students describe as “excellent components to the program.” The option for a concentration in “innovation management” is another selling point for many students, as it relates directly to a changing workplace. Students even have the opportunity to take part in a “study abroad program” if they desire. North Carolina State University’s online MBA program definitely lives up to its outstanding reputation and continues to improve on a daily basis. One student states, “Class offerings/electives are beginning to expand since I began the program. They are definitely moving in the right direction to expand the program.” NC State students are attracted to “the flexibility” of the program, the “reasonable and affordable price,” and “the high quality of the courses and teaching.”

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
27

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
The Jenkins Career Management Center (CMC) understands career management needs for working professionals are unique and varied. Our flexible format, customized approach and commitment to all Jenkins MBA students are directly tied to their career success. Examples of services: Networking Mixers On a periodic basis, the CMC will host networking events and guest speakers, and we aim to schedule for online students during one of the two required three-day residencies. We record when we can and welcome local online students to attend any/all. Job Boards On-campus recruiters who are interested in our MBAs typically look for candidates within 9 months of graduation. Online students may participate in the on-campus recruiter process, but will be asked to submit a resume and take advantage of some virtual teaching modules to prepare for the experience. Virtual Resources and Tools Professional MBA students are not on campus during weekday daytime hours, and Online students not at all. We have created a Virtual Career Center where you have 24/7 access to Interactive tools designed to help us to educate and connect with you. The CMC maintains a library of high-quality virtual materials covering management guidance, tools and videos that are continuously updated. Career Coaching The Jenkins CMC puts the needs of our students first. In addition to 1:1 face-to-face meetings, we meet via video conference, phone and email. During these sessions, topics of coaching range from personal branding to interview preparation to salary negotiation, ensuring you begin to build your ideal career. Workshops & Webinars The Jenkins CMC hosts numerous face-to-face workshops to cover important topics such as best-in-class resume optimization, networking and interviewing. These are typically held on Main Campus (Raleigh) from 4:30-5:45 pm. The CMC captures lecture-style workshops on video. And, once a month, the CMC hosts a webinar for students who do not visit campus.

Graduates Employed by Region

88%
South
4%
West
3%
Mid-Atlantic
3%
Northeast
1%
Midwest
1%
Southwest

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


Konda Mullapudi
Director, Technology & Engineering, UnitedHealth Group

Kristen Martin
Vice President, Commercial Marketing Strategy, BB&T

Bonnie Benson
Senior Principal Consultant, Collaborative Solutions, LLC

Bimaldeep Kaur
Senior Sustainability Consultant, Schneider Electric

Eric Mayer
CEO, EDP Biotech Corporation

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,138 $2,011
Fees Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $15 $15
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $46,155 $81,075

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Application Deadline
March 1

Financial Aid Notification Begins
5/1/2019

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
32%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
16%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
23%

Average Aid Package
$13,492

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$3,929

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$15,506

Average Debt at Graduation
$43,324

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
312
Full-Time
0%
Part-Time
100%

In State
85.0%
Out of State
15.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
4

Demographics

13.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
6.0%
International
15.0%
Out of State

34% female
66% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Jen Arthur
Admissions Director

Address
Campus Box 8114
Nelson Hall
Raleigh, NC, 27695
United States

Phone
919-515-5584

Fax
919-515-5073

Email
mba@ncsu.edu


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