Professional Course Sequence

Professional MBA students can complete the 40-credit hour program in as little as 21 month with the Accelerated Professional track. Students completing the Flexible Professional track must complete the program within 6 years and maintain the requirements for continuous enrollment.

Professional Evening MBA Course Requirements

The Professional Evening MBA curriculum requirements outlined below are effective for all students entering the Professional Evening or Online MBA programs in Fall 2016 or later.

Core Courses

Core courses are organized into three blocks to maximize faculty collaboration and the application of foundational business concepts:

  • Finance and Markets
  • Analyzing the Value Chain
  • Managing the Organization

The Core is comprised of 19 credit hours, which includes a required 1-hour course in Critical Thinking/Ethics.

Area of Emphasis Requirement

Professional Evening MBA students are required to complete an Area of Emphasis Requirement in one of six areas (same areas that are offered as concentrations to Full-time MBA students).

The area of emphasis requirement is comprised of 6 hours of study in an area. Recommended courses are located on the areas of emphasis page. One-credit hour courses may not count toward the area of emphasis requirement.

Experiential Learning

All students must complete at least one practicum course, providing a real business challenge. Practicum courses are typically 3- or 4-credit hours.

Analytical and Quantitative Skills Development

All students will complete at least one advanced 3-hour quantitative course to ensure Jenkins MBA graduates master a level of analytical and quantitative skill demanded by industry.

Raleigh Residencies (MBA 531 Leading People 1 and MBA 532 Leading People 2)

Professional Evening MBA students complete two three-day residencies over the course of the program to enhance networking and enable hands-on leadership development. The first residency (MBA 531) is completed during the first semester in the program. The second residency (MBA 532) must be completed prior to graduation. Active duty military may waive this residency requirement and substitute other elective courses.

Elective Courses

Professional Evening MBA students will select from a wide variety of elective courses to round out their Jenkins MBA education. Students will typically complete 9 credit hours of elective courses — apart from those already completed for the area of emphasis, practicum and analytical requirements — providing both a depth of knowledge and a broad understanding of general strategic business management.


Professional Evening MBA Schedule

The schedule outlined below reflects a typical Professional Evening MBA course schedule for students on the Accelerated Track. Students work with an academic advisor to create an individual MBA Plan of Work.

Pre-Orientation and Orientation

  • Career Management preparation
  • Pre-orientation assignments, including MBA Math
  • MBA Launch (virtual orientation)

Term One (8 credit hours)

  • Economics (2 hrs) & Managerial Accounting (1 hr)
  • Statistics 1 (1 hr) & Marketing (2 hrs)
  • Critical Thinking and Communications (1 hr)
  • Residency #1 (MBA 531 Leading People 1) (1 hr)

Term Two (9 credit hours)

  • Financial Accounting (1 hr) & Finance (2 hrs)
  • Strategy (3 hrs)
  • Depth course #1 (3 hrs)

Term Three (6 credit hours)

  • Statistics 2 (1 hr) & Operations/Supply Chain Management (2 hrs)
  • Depth course #2 (3 hrs)

Term Four (9 hours)

  • Analytics course (3 hrs)
  • Elective course (3 hrs)
  • Elective course (3 hrs)

Term Five (8 hours)

  • Residency #2 (MBA 532 Leading People 2)(2 hrs)
  • Practicum course (3 or 4 hrs)
  • Elective course (3 hrs)

Course Planning Notes

  • Professional Evening MBA students will complete a mandatory virtual orientation, MBA Launch, several weeks prior to the start of classes.
  • Students on the Accelerated track are encouraged to complete an international immersion.
  • Students should refer to the NC State University Calendar for important registration/drop/add/start dates.
  • Elective course sections will be offered for courses where there is sufficient demand to fill a section and when resources are available to offer an evening section.