Overview: What You'll Learn
The UNCG MBA program consists of 45 credit hours. Students can enter in the Fall or Spring semester and work toward their MBA year-round by taking summer courses. Depending on their circumstances, students may be able to finish the program in as few as 18 months.
Whether fully online or on-campus with online options, the program’s coursework allows students to tailor their education to their schedule. On-campus courses are offered Monday through Thursday with classes meeting one night per week, usually from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m. Online courses are entirely asynchronous, meaning they can be accessed at any time.
Students can customize their MBA by selecting from more than 30 elective courses. Students can use the required 9 elective hours to complete one of our seven concentrations. With 3 additional hours a student can add a separate graduate certificate in most of the concentration areas.
From foundational business courses to your Capstone project and every elective in between, our advisors will help you map out the path that’s best for you. Learn from the Bryan School’s nationally-recognized MBA faculty as you work toward your personal and professional goals.
*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.
Electives 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 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 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.
Capstone Consulting Project
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
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 are organized into consulting teams and assigned to local organizations to develop strategic solutions designated by your capstone client. At the completion of the course, your team formally presents your research findings and recommendations to the client and stakeholders.
This consulting project is led by experienced executive mentors, providing you with significant real-world experience and a coach committed to your success.
From Our Capstone Partners
If you still have questions regarding our MBA program please reach out to our graduate recruitment team by phone or email. You may also schedule a time to meet with one of our recruiters or attend one of our upcoming information sessions.