We realize that not everyone who is accepted into our program can attend classes at one of our physical locations – for distance or scheduling reasons. To that end, we offer online as an alternative for our students. You can join us online, in real time to participate in live classes or you can watch lectures on your own schedule because we record and archive every lecture. In fact, our online MBA program was recently ranked by US News and World Report as one of the top 100 online programs in the nation, and among the top five in North Carolina!
In order to be admitted to our online program, you must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a GPA > 2.75, submit qualifying GRE or GMAT scores, two letters of recommendation, and an application for admission. However, if your undergraduate GPA is > 2.75 you can start our program without the GRE/GMAT and in some cases take up to four classes (12 credit hours) of instruction prior to submitting GRE/GMAT scores.
Additional information about our MBA program is provided below:
1) Students have a total of six (6) years to complete the degree. Some online classes such as Accounting in the fall, and Finance in the spring, use recorded lectures to supplement and augment the learning process. For the classes that use recorded lectures, students receive a web link to the recorded class each week. The recordings are available for download or viewing on the web 24/7. Adobe connect is also available to students for each seated MBA class we offer. That means students have the option to interact with the class/professor during the live lecture broadcast using Adobe Connect. Either way, distance students are responsible for the material covered in the recorded/live lectures.
2) The core curriculum consists of 27 credit hours (9 total classes in the areas of Finance, Economics, Accounting, etc.), and a minimum of three (3) electives. An additional 15 credits of course work may be required for students that do not have a business academic background. Specifically, we look for business classes in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, and Statistics. Students can also elect to specialize in a specific area such as Health Care, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Finance, etc., but specialization requires a total of four (4) elective classes within the specific concentration desired.