The rigorous Jenkins MBA program seeks applicants who display a combination of strong intellectual performance, leadership skills, teamwork orientation and a desire to embrace innovation and entrepreneurial thinking within the business environment.

Applying to the Jenkins MBA

Acceptance into the Jenkins MBA program revolves around more than just GPA and GMAT/GRE scores. The decision is based on a candidate’s overall combination of academics, strengths, and experience. In addition to test scores, we look for evidence of academic promise from previous undergraduate and graduate work. We also value a candidate’s aptitude for management through full-time employment, volunteer or military experience.

View our Current Class profiles, providing key statistics about our most recently enrolled MBA students:


  • Four year bachelor’s degree (or US degree equivalent) from a regionally accredited college or university*

*International students with a three year bachelor’s degree or transcripts in a language other than English are required to request a course-by-course evaluation, as well as a conversion to a GPA on a 4.0 scale. For more information, please click please refer to The Graduate School. We recommend evaluations be conducted by World Education Services.

  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of “C” or better prior to beginning MBA coursework. You may apply before completing the statistics requirement, however, a transcript indicating completion must be received and reviewed before the beginning of the semester.

A statistics course equivalent to ST 311 or ST 350

You can determine if you took a class equivalent here.

If you need to take a course, you may view NC State University course options here.

  • Two years of full-time, post-baccalaureate professional employment is required for applicants to the Professional Evening and Online MBA programs. The same experience is not required, but highly recommended, for the Full-time MBA program. Work experience waivers may be considered for those with military service or special circumstances.

GMAT/GRE Requirement and Waiver Options

All Full-time applicants must submit official GMAT or GRE scores unless they qualify for a waiver. There is no preference between the two tests and scores are valid for five years. Professional Evening and Online applicants are not required to submit GMAT or GRE scores.

  • For more information regarding the GMAT, call 1.800.717.GMAT or visit the GMAT website.
  • For more information regarding the GRE, call 1.866.473.4373 or visit the GRE website.

NC State offers applicants an opportunity to apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver. Applicants with the US degree equivalent of a J.D., Ph.D, Pharm.D, or MD will receive an automatic waiver approval after submitting the waiver form.

International Students


International students who have completed one year or more of full-time study as a degree- seeking student in a US four-year institution are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. All other applicants must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, unless they qualify for a waiver.

The minimum TOEFL score for admission is at least 100 on the internet-based test (250 computer-based) and the minimum IELTS score is at least 7.5. Scores are valid for only two years.  The institution code is 5496.

Official copies of your TOEFL or IELTS score should be sent directly to:

The Graduate School
North Carolina State University
1020 Main Campus Drive, room 2300A
Campus Box 7102
Raleigh, NC 27695-7102