Jenkins MBA Program, Poole College of Management at NC State
The mission of the NC State MBA is to educate tomorrow's leaders through an active integration of teaching, research, and engagement. The curriculum puts an emphasis on technology management. The core curriculum focuses on business processes, and, practical applications. The NC State MBA program offers concentrations in Supply Chain Management and BioSciences Management.
The technology focus of the NC State MBA program comes from three sources. First, students take technology-related core courses in areas including strategy, operations, and managing people in a high-tech environment. Core courses in traditional MBA subjects, including economics, and marketing, are given a technological slant through the types of cases and projects assigned. Concentrations are the second source of technological focus, since most concentrations offer classes related to technical fields such as industrial engineering, and computer science. Students are the third source, since most of the people in the NC State MBA program have strong technology backgrounds and are getting an MBA in order to advance at high-tech companies.
Of Jenkins' 51 full-time students, 40% were undergraduate engineering majors. The average Jenkins student is 28 years old and has 4.4 years of work experience. 27% of the student body is female. 40% of the student body is made up of international students from countries including Canada, China, India, Syria, Thailand and the Ukraine.
The main campus for the NC State MBA program is located just west of Raleigh on NC State's 2,010-acre campus. NC State's Centennial Campus is home to corporate and government research and development centers, start-up companies and business incubators.
The companies located on the Centennial Campus hire NC State students for internships and part-time jobs. Most NC State MBA graduates work in technology (20%), petroleum energy (18%), financial services (14%), or pharmaceuticals, biotech, and healthcare (14%). 87% of NC State MBA graduates received a job offer within 90 days of graduation. Top hiring companies include:
- Bank of America
NC State's full-time MBA program is completed over two years on NC State's Raleigh Campus.
NC State's part-time MBA program is designed for working professionals. Weeknight classes are held on the Raleigh and Research Triangle Park campuses.
A four-day communications immersion weekend on the Raleigh campus is required for NC State online MBA students. A 10-day study abroad trip to East Asia or South America is another pre-requisite for graduation.
Campus Location (USA)North Carolina