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NC State Jenkins MBA jumps to No. 11 in Poets & Quants ranking of online MBA programs

Poets & Quants ranked the NC State Jenkins Professional Online MBA program No. 11 in the United States in its 4th edition of the Best Online MBA Programs rankings released today. The online program saw a large jump in this year’s rankings – moving up 11 places. The program was ranked 22nd in 2020. The 2021 ranking represents the fourth consecutive year that Poets & Quants has recognized the NC State online program. 

Poets & Quants ranking of 43 online MBA programs is based on three equally weighted factors: the quality of incoming students, an assessment of the MBA experience by graduates and career outcomes of alumni. The methodology breakdown of the ranking can be found here. The complete rankings information and accompanying profile data can be found at

“This most recent ranking continues to recognize that our program is graduating leaders with the entrepreneurial mindset and analytic skills necessary to compete in today’s fast paced changing world,” said Dr. Frank Buckless, Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean of the Poole College of Management.

The NC State Jenkins MBA program is currently accepting applications for the Professional Online MBA program starting in fall 2021.