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Full-Time MBA Curriculum

The Full-Time MBA curriculum is rooted in real-world experiences and practical skills that will grow your career within a technology-driven, global marketplace.

Course Requirements

The first two semesters of the program consist mostly of core courses — most of which are offered on campus during regular business hours. The second half of the program is when students typically complete the majority of their electives and specialized courses, which are most often completed via online and/or evening courses; this provides full-time students an opportunity to collaborate with our Professional Online MBA students.

Semester 1 (Fall)

MBA 501: Financial Accounting1
MBA 502: Managerial Accounting1
MBA 505: Essential Economics for Managers2
MBA 506: Data Driven Managerial Decisions I1
MBA 507: Data Driven Managerial Decisions II1
MBA 510: Critical Thinking for Managers1
MBA 520: Financial Management of Corporations2
MBA 540: Principles of Operations & Supply Chain Management2
MBA 560: Marketing Management and Strategy2
MBA 590: Business Communications1
MBA 610: Managerial and Career Effectiveness1
Total hours for fall semester15

Semester 2 (Spring)

MBA 512: Ethical Thinking for Managers1
MBA 530: Leading People 3
MBA 580: Creating Value in Organizations3
Concentration/Electives (example courses)
MBA 561: Consumer Behavior3
MBA 566: Digital Marketing3
Total hours for spring semester13

Semester 3 (Fall) and Semester 4 (Spring)

Concentration and elective courses.

Total Program Hours54

Full-Time MBA Experience

Our core curriculum focuses on technology, research, business processes, and practical applications in a collaborative learning environment. Electives and specialized concentrations can also be chosen to meet your unique interests and career needs.

For every hour spent in the classroom, students typically spend two to three hours outside of class studying and working in teams.

The Jenkins MBA offers seven dual-degree programs that take advantage of NC State’s top-ranked programs in engineering, design, and the sciences, preparing graduates for leadership roles in high-tech firms.

Career Coaching

Full-Time students have access to unlimited one-on-one career coaching.

Summer Internships

Full-Time students typically complete a program-focused internship between their first and second year.

Real-world applications

Students have the opportunity to tailor their instruction by merging challenging coursework with real-world experiences fueled by our Centers and Initiatives, cross-campus partnerships, alumni, and hundreds of partner companies.