Overview: What You'll Learn
The UNCG MBA Experienced Professional Program is comprised of 42 credit hours with no prerequisite courses, making it possible for you to earn your UNCG MBA in just 28 months of part-time study. The program’s evening-only coursework allows you to tailor your education to your schedule. Evening courses are offered Monday through Thursday with classes meeting one night per week, usually from 6:30–9:20 pm.
You can enter in either the Fall or Spring semester and work toward your UNCG MBA year-round by taking courses in the summer. Most of the electives and courses offered in the summer are available online.
12 credit hours
*Note: Applicants with an appropriate undergraduate degree in business may be allowed to waive up to nine credit hours of specific MBA courses based on academic coursework taken in the last five years. Waivers are determined when a completed application is submitted.
MBA-706: Marketing Management
MBA-707: Financial Management
MBA-708: Operations for Competitive Advantage
MBA-712: Strategic Management in Action
MBA-717: Technology and Innovation
MBA-718: Global Business in Practice
MBA-741: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage
21 credit hours
Elective and Concentration Options
The MBA program features nine to twelve hours of elective credit for you to focus on your area of interest. A minimum of nine credit hours of electives is required for the evening program. Nine credit hours are also required for concentrations. Certificates can be completed in twelve credit hours.
Choose from electives in Conflict Resolution, Consumer Apparel, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Gerontology, Global Business, Information Technology, Marketing and Nonprofit Management.
*Other courses may count towards concentrations as approved by the MBA Program Director.
This evening program immerses you in a variety of learning formats: experiential learning using live case studies; projects with area businesses; interaction with executives from a variety of industries; lectures and discussion; as well as group projects and presentations. The curriculum provides you with a solid foundation in general management practice and gives you the opportunity to develop depth or breadth in subject areas that support your career goals.
Preparing You for the Global Marketplace
To better prepare you to compete in the global marketplace, the UNCG MBA offers several opportunities to experience business in foreign cultures. Study abroad improves communication skills, enriches cultural understanding, and increases self-confidence and adaptability. If you are interested in developing your international business skills, you may participate in one of the MBA program’s one-week courses abroad, or may opt for a more significant international experience by studying for a semester at one of the Bryan School’s partner institutions abroad.
MBA-745: Doing Business Abroad
Because it can be difficult to devote an entire semester to study abroad, the MBA program has developed MBA 745: Doing Business Abroad, a course designed to expose you to foreign business practices and cultures. This popular one-week course is a faculty-led trip abroad to tour cultural, business and government sites as well as to attend lectures and roundtable discussions with local business leaders and scholars. MBA 745 takes place during Spring Break, and you will receive 3 hours of academic credit for your participation.
Capstone Course: MBA-741: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage
In your final semester of the program, you will enroll in MBA 741. This course will be the culmination of your UNCG MBA experience. In this course, you and your classmates will be organized into consulting teams and assigned to local organizations where you will develop strategic solutions to the selected challenges of your assigned organization. At the completion of the course, you and your team will formally present your research findings and recommendations.
Testimony from some of our Capstone Partners:
Old Dominion Freight Lines
It has been exciting to watch graduates from the Bryan School join our company then begin to thrive as quickly as they do. They definitely think in a more open-minded and well-rounded way. And they tend to arrive at solutions we frankly would not have thought of without them.
Gene Haskell, VP Operations
Volvo Trucks Technology
As a leading multinational company, the Volvo Group has the opportunity to recruit from the best universities around the world. We have worked with students and faculty from the Bryan School over the past several years and have been very pleased with their knowledge, professionalism and work ethic. The projects they have handled for us have brought immense value to the organization. As a result, we have recruited several Bryan School graduates into my organization.
Jay Das, Director Business Controlling
The consulting work that the Bryan School MBA students and faculty performed in examining our RFP process was absolutely first-rate. Their in-depth analysis of our data and recommendations brought a fresh perspective and will help us enhance our internal processes and procedures. The Bryan Capstone Project adds value for companies looking to create and sustain a competitive advantage and provides an opportunity to evaluate some potential talent.