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Val NC State MBA online

Online MBA

Built for optimal flexibility and customization, our accredited Working Professional Online MBA program provides students with one of the best values in business education.

Professional Online MBA at a Glance

Explore what makes our AACSB-accredited, STEM-designated Online MBA program a top choice for aspiring business leaders:

Program Length:
21 months or up to 6 years

The majority of our students complete the degree in three years.

Delivery: Online or Add In-Person Elements

Complete the program online with flexible asynchronous classes. You can also take synchronous online sessions or choose hybrid Saturday or evening classes.

Customize with Certificates

Use your elective hours to add a certificate: Business Analytics, Business Leadership, Business Sustainability, Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, Marketing, Finance, Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Over 70% of Students Made a Career Change Before Graduation

As reported by Professional Online MBA Program, class of 2023.

$137,081 Average Salary + $23,915 Signing Bonus

As reported by Professional Online MBA Program, class of 2023.

Participate in Global Programs

Each spring and summer, online MBA students can take elective and core courses outside of the U.S., including France, Switzerland, Germany, Brazil and South Africa.

#10 Online MBA Program

Jenkins MBA has been consistently ranked as a top online MBA program in the nation, most recently as No. 10 overall and No. 3 in employability in the U.S. and Canada (QS University Rankings, 2023-24).

What Makes Us Different?

Here’s why our Online MBA program is ranked among the best year after year:

Superb value and return on investment. For today’s students, NC State MBA is the smartest investment in the state. Ranked No. 8 in return on investment by Poets & Quants. Learn more about our career outcomes and tuition and financial aid.

One of the most flexible online MBAs with in-person elements. Take asynchronous online classes or mix your online experience with in-person classes in Raleigh––with our MBA, you can mix and match to advance your career on your own schedule. Engage in required three-day residencies (active duty military may waive this residency requirement and replace it with other elective courses) and participate in global experiences designed for MBA students.

Coaching for lifetime career success. Whether you want to upskill, reskill or explore, our professional career team will help you meet your unique goals through coaching, company visits and networking events. Explore our career services.

Our curriculum strengths include business analytics, innovation and entrepreneurship, and leadership. Customize your degree and differentiate yourself on the market by completing one of the seven certificate programs. We also have a wide selection of electives, like the Product Innovation Lab, Sustainability in Business Practicum or BioSciences Management.

Our high-touch approach is at a level beyond that of many MBA programs. One-on-one advising services are offered by staff advisers, who answer questions about courses, a typical course load during a semester, the curriculum and guide you through your MBA experience. Our students come from different backgrounds that enhance your educational experience.

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The Online MBA Experience

We use proven technology strategies to help connect you with your professors, guest speakers and fellow students.

  • Complete course requirements at a time and location convenient to you.
  • Network in-person via Raleigh Residencies and optional hybrid courses.
  • Engage with peers in real-time through frequent group projects.
  • Connect with professors via virtual collaboration spaces, phone, email or online chat.
  • Leverage direct access to the Career Center, which has been providing virtual career services to online MBA students for 10+ years, including coaching and webinars, among others.
  • Receive personalized guidance and support from our dedicated team of advisors who collaborate closely with Jenkins MBA students throughout their academic journey, from admission to graduation.

Your Questions, Answered

“Because the Jenkins MBA program is so flexible, balancing school with my other responsibilities has been seamless, and I would recommend it to anyone looking to further their education while continuing to work professionally.”

– Taryn Schroder, Online MBA student (view profile)

“The Online MBA program allowed me the flexibility to earn my degree while keeping a job I love. I didn’t have to pause my career; in fact, the MBA program helped to accelerate it.”

– Christina Colgan ’13 (full story)

“Professors make themselves available for office hours and group chats, and friendships are formed through group projects. The engagement and the interaction are as real as sitting in an actual classroom.”

– Jon Rhodes, Online MBA student (full story)

What You’ll Learn

Students in our online MBA program graduate ready to tackle real-world business challenges using the latest technology and innovation.

Our core curriculum focuses on technology, analytics, research, business processes and practical applications in a collaborative learning environment.

Our faculty members employ a hands-on curriculum that provides an in-depth look at some of the most critical challenges facing businesses today. A majority of our professors have either full-time work experience in their industries or extensive consulting experience, and bring those perspectives into the classroom.

Award-Winning Instructors With Real-World Experience

Career Outcomes

Our Career Center helps each student achieve their unique career goals, including providing personalized support with job searches, internal advancement and leadership development. Our team of career coaches works one-on-one with each MBA student to build an individualized career management plan.

Begin Your Jenkins Journey

Ready to take your next step toward earning an NC State MBA and achieving lifelong career success? We’re here to answer your questions and support you through the journey.