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High-value, high-return MBA

Pursue an NC State MBA for superb career results and unmatched customization.

Why NC State?

Raleigh is ranked by Forbes as the best place for business and careers, in addition to being one of the world’s top five emerging tech hubs. We focus on learning by doing from day one by collaborating closely with companies in Raleigh’s thriving downtown, the wider Research Triangle and beyond. 

The ROI of Jenkins MBA

Is it worth it? Don’t take our word for it. Listen to some of our alumni and current students as they explain how they have seen an immediate impact from their MBA studies.

Ranked Among the Best

Our hands-on approach is turning heads – both in the academic field and global marketplace. Take a look at some of the facts and rankings that set us apart.

No. 8 Best Online Business Analytics MBA Program

We are known for equipping our students with business analytics skills, one of the top skills employers are looking for (US News and World Report, 2023).

No. 10 Among Online MBA Programs

Jenkins MBA has been consistently ranked as a top online MBA program, including No. 3 in employability. (QS World University Rankings, US & Canada, 2023)

No. 4 in Diversity
for Full-Time MBA

Our full-time Jenkins MBA program has been ranked No. 4 in the B-School Diversity Index (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2023-24).

No. 1 in the Southeast for Entrepreneurship

Choose Your Format

Whether you want to accelerate your learning or have flexible pacing options, our programs are designed to help you succeed. You also have the ability to create a customized mix of online and face-to-face courses and outside-of-classroom experiences.

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Meet Our Students and Alumni

At NC State Jenkins MBA, we don’t just offer a world-class business education; we provide an opportunity to join a network of exceptional students and alumni who share your passion for success.

Join the Jenkins MBA Wolfpack

You’re more than an application. Acceptance into the Jenkins MBA program revolves around a candidate’s overall combination of academics, fit, unique strengths and work experience. Our application process is smooth and does not require GMAT/GRE.

Looking to bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world? The Jenkins MBA at NC State is where knowledge meets application.

Your journey includes: experiential learning opportunities, professional development workshops, and a vast network of alumni and corporate partners.

If you’re ready to accelerate your career today. More info @ the link in our bio.
🎤 *TAP* *TAP* 🎤 …INTRODUCING: our next cohort of McLauchlan Leadership Fellows! These 22 students from our Jenkins MBA and Master of Management programs will spend their spring semester developing essential leadership skills. Get to know all 22 of them via the link in our bio! #NCStateMBA #leadership @ncstatepoole
Our Career Management Center helped bring together alumni, employers and current students at last week's Mix & Mingle event at the Stateview Hotel! Students had the opportunity to grow their connections by engaging in conversations with fellow students, alumni, and employers. They also enjoyed the chance to rekindle friendships while sharing food, music, and refreshments.
Meet #NCStateMBA student Jennifer Davis! Jenni joined the online MBA program with a clear purpose: to accelerate her career, develop strategic skills and secure her family's future. 
What drew her to #NCState was not only its national ranking but also the program's flexibility, which allows her to balance work, life and school seamlessly.
When Jenni enrolled in the program, she was working as a global pricing analyst for a great company but soon realized her passion for #projectmanagement. Within a year of starting the program, she transitioned to the role of senior project manager, overseeing corporate development and commercial excellence at REMA TIP TOP. 👏
While in the MBA program, Jenni is earning certificates in #businessleadership (to support her goals of being a female leader in manufacturing) and #marketing (vital for her current role in commercial excellence).
Despite the online format, Jenni has formed lasting connections through team projects, enriching her professionally and personally.
Courses like Women in Leadership and Creating Value in Organizations have empowered her to be a confident, strategic leader.

➡️ Connect with Jenni on LinkedIn:

This week was Raleigh Residency 1 for our online MBA students! During this residency, our students actively assume leadership responsibilities, honing their presentation, networking, and communication skills! #NCStateMBA
Meet Yessel Davis (left), an online #NCStateMBA student and a Program Control Analyst at Applied Research Associates. While Yessel was taking a hybrid MBA 580 class (Creating Value in Organizations) during our inaugural #PACKedSaturday, her husband Matt (right) and son Avery (middle) stopped by in Nelson Hall to chat with our staff and faculty.

“Taking this hybrid course has allowed me to better interact with fellow MBA students I wouldn’t have met otherwise. It was also refreshing to get away from my typical place of study,” shared Yessel.

Thank you to all the family members and friends of our students for being the pillars of support on this MBA journey!

Meet Kayla Bashore, MBA, a recent #NCStateMBA graduate with a remarkable story. A first-generation college student (and alumna of the University of Florida), Kayla wanted an MBA experience to remember. She chose NC State largely because of the culture and diversity of her fellow students. 

Fast forward to today, where Kayla is an Experience Sustainability Analyst at @chs_inc .

“When I arrived at the Jenkins MBA program, I started to have a stronger interest in sustainability which was reinforced through meeting Professor Jessica Yinka Thomas. As a graduate assistant at the MBA program I was randomly paired with Professor Thomas who teaches an undergraduate business ethics course. By sitting and listening in her class, I got more and more interested in sustainability and was eventually asked to join the Business Sustainability Collaborative (@bsc.poole.ncstate ) team as a BSC Associate, where I was then able to take a leadership role in planning FoodCon 2023,” shared Kayla. 


➡️ Read more student and alumni stories at
A warm welcome to the #NCStateMBA class of 2025 from @ncstatepoole! Hear directly from Jake Mueller, a first-year full-time MBA student about his first week in the program:

“During my first week with the NC State Jenkins MBA program, I have had the privilege of getting to know the incredible individuals in my cohort, while also attending the first of many events.

Yesterday, we all had the honor of attending a networking event generously hosted. It was a great opportunity to network, socialize, and get an insight for the industry’s offerings. I am genuinely excited to embrace all the opportunities that the next two years have to offer!” (reposted from LinkedIn)
Since starting the #JenkinsMBA Professional Online program, Adrian Bryant has already received an internal promotion and landed a new role at another company. Learn how the program has helped him keep his career moving forward. 🔗 Link in bio.

#PooleStudentSpotlight #NCStateMBA