Online Course Sequence

Complete the Online Professional MBA program in as few as 21 months or as much as 6 years. All students must maintain the Graduate School requirements for continuous enrollment.

Professional Online MBA Course Requirements

The Professional Online 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 quantitative course. 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 as demanded by the industry.

A list of eligible courses is available in the MBA course descriptions document. Course options that meet this requirement are labeled with an *A.

Raleigh Residencies

Professional Online MBA students complete two three-day residencies (MBA 531 Leading People 1 and MBA 532 Leading People 2) 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 enrolled 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 Online 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 the area of emphasis, practicum, and analytical requirements. Wherein, students gain both a depth of knowledge and a broad understanding of general strategic business management.

More elective course options information is available on the MBA Course Descriptions page and notated by E.*

Professional Online MBA Schedule

The schedule outlined below reflects a standard Professional Online 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) (1 hr)

Term Two (9 credit hours)

  • Financial Accounting (1 hr) & Finance (2 hrs)
  • Strategy (3 hrs)
  • Area of Emphasis course #1 (3 hrs)

Term Three (6 credit hours)

  • Statistics 2 (1 hr) & Operations/Supply Chain Management (2 hrs)
  • Area of Emphasis 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) (2 hrs)
  • Practicum course (3 or 4 hrs)
  • Elective course (3 hrs)

Course Planning Notes

  • Professional Online MBA students will complete a mandatory virtual orientation, MBA Launch, several weeks prior to the start of classes.