GMAT/GRE requirement waived for applicants with a GPA of 2.7 or higher.

Master of Business Administration Online

Strengthen your leadership capability and gain a comprehensive foundation in functional business areas, including accounting, finance, marketing and management.

Next Apply Date: 2/29/24
Next Start class Date: 3/11/24
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Program Overview

Get to know our 100% online MBA program

Designed to help you succeed in any business environment, UNCP's 100% online Master of Business Administration is the most versatile professional degree you can earn. Whether you want the credentials to advance in your current company or start your own, our AACSB-accredited MBA can help you get there.

Learn all major aspects of business, including accounting, finance, economics and marketing, while developing your interpersonal and management skills. Examine the nature of human behavior, organizational structures and processes, the impact of financial decisions, and the essential elements of international business.

Taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, you will not only integrate knowledge from multiple functional areas but also gain hands-on experience by managing a computer-simulated company. Plus, by interacting online with our diverse student body, you can expand your business network and enhance your career prospects.

As a graduate, you will be prepared for a wide range of business roles, including:

  • Operations Manager/Director
  • CEO
  • HR Manager/Director
  • Operations Manager/Director
  • CEO
  • HR Manager/Director

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UNC Pembroke offers value in a variety of MBA concentrations. Check out our other Master of Business Administration Online programs.

Total Tuition (In-State) $11,073
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 36

Accreditation

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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is an accredited member of AACSB International.

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Tuition

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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke offers the advantages of a private school education without the private school cost. Tuition for the Master of Business Administration online is affordable and priced with the working student in mind—plus, you can pay as you go. Financial aid may be available for students who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour (In-State) $237
Total Tuition (In-State) $11,073

- Jake Smith / UNCP MBA Student

Calendar

See below the important dates for our students

For the convenience of our MBA online students, the School of Business offers multiple start dates each year. View the full calendar below for upcoming deadlines, including when to turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for your desired program start date.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring I1/15/241/1/241/8/241/10/241/11/243/1/24
Spring II3/11/242/29/243/4/243/6/243/7/244/26/24
Summer I5/6/244/22/244/29/245/1/245/2/246/21/24
Summer II6/24/246/10/246/17/246/19/246/20/248/9/24
Fall I8/19/248/5/248/12/248/14/248/15/2410/4/24
Fall II10/14/249/30/2410/7/2410/9/2410/10/2411/29/24

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Next Apply Date 2/29/24
Start Date 3/11/24

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Admissions

Check the qualifications for our online program

The School of Business admission process is the first step toward becoming a difference-maker in the field of business. Find out the requirements for the Master of Business Administration online and what additional materials are needed.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA, or 3.0 on all major courses or senior year coursework
  • GMAT/GRE waived for 3.0 undergrad GPA or master’s degree

To be eligible for consideration for full or provisional admission, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit a completed online application
  • Pay a $55 non-refundable application fee ($60 for international applicants and waived for military members)
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA, or 3.0 in all major courses or 3.0 in all coursework during senior year
  • GMAT or GRE waived for 3.0 undergraduate GPA or completion of a master’s degree at a regionally accredited institution
  • Applicants with less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA must submit an official report of satisfactory scores on an entrance examination (GMAT or GRE). Score: 400 or higher is the standard, but all scores will be reviewed as part of the admission decision.

The electronic and physical information for submitting transcripts:

UNC Pembroke The Graduate School

PO Box 1510
One University Drive
Pembroke, NC 28372

UNCP will accept transcripts electronically - [email protected]

See what you can accomplish with a UNCP online MBA.

- Jake Smith, UNCP MBA Student

In UNCP’s online International Business course, you will learn how culture and commerce intersect around the globe.

- John “Jack” Spillan, Ph.D., Professor of Management

Courses

Read about our Master of Business Administration program online classes here

To earn the Master of Business Administration online, students must complete eight core courses and four elective courses for a total of 36 credit hours. Applicants with non-business undergraduate degrees and/or applicants missing prerequisite undergraduate courses may be required to take additional foundation courses (listed below).

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no accounting background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review accounting before enrolling in required MBA courses. A study of the basic concepts of accounting with an emphasis on the evaluation of transactions and the preparation and analysis of financial statements including their use in the management planning and control process. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no statistics background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review statistical methods before enrolling in required MBA courses. Intensive examination of statistical and graphical methods of analyzing quantitative information. Specific topics include frequency distribution, probability, sampling, T-tests, correlation, various graphic forms, regression analysis, and analysis of variance. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no economics background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review economic principles before enrolling in required MBA courses. A study of the individual decisions in the market economy and an overall view of the operation of the economy. Specific topics include theories of consumer behavior, behavior of firms in various degrees of competition, and government regulation. Fiscal, monetary, and supply-side policies are discussed. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide a survey or review of basic Business Finance principles, including Time Value of Money, Financial Statement Analysis, Basic Stock and Bond markets and valuation, risk and return relationships and interest rates, and capital budgeting. Emphasis will also be on using technology to assist in financial analysis: Internet research, spreadsheet modeling, and the use of financial calculators. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to and an overview of the essential elements of international business. Emphasis is placed on the application of behavioral and strategic management practices to global business environments at the graduate level.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course will examine explanations of individual behavior, the nature of human behavior in groups, and organizational structures and processes, especially as they affect human behavior. Principles of organizational change and development will also be addressed. The course will rely heavily on analysis and solution of case problems in addition to text and directed readings.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course details the role of marketing in the firm and its impact on the strategic planning process. An emphasis is placed on identifying and solving marketing problems, marketing strategy, and current issues facing marketing managers.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course integrates knowledge from functional areas via management of a computer-simulated company and analysis of complex business problems. Case approach requires student involvement in decision making. Prerequisite: final term of MBA program or permission of MBA director.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course covers time-value of money, capital budgeting and structure, and other finance-related decisions for corporations. In addition, the course is intended to give the student an appreciation for the role of finance within the firm and the impact of financial decisions on society at large. Includes basic microeconomic principles, accounting principles and practical applications within the business world.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an overview of methods of economic analysis applied to the modern U.S. economy. Emphasis is on microeconomics and managerial economics, such as theory of consumer choice and demand, theory of cost, outputs, industrial structure, and analysis of efficient use of resources within an organization. Macroeconomic analyses, including a review of monetary institutions, theory of GNP, inflation, and the rate of unemployment, will also be covered.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course will teach intermediate-level quantitative skills in multivariate statistics, optimization, and decision-making which will be used in subsequent MBA courses. Topics will include multiple regression, multivariate ANOVA, logistic regression, factor analysis, and linear programming. Computer software will be used.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces the student to management’s use of accounting data in the decision-making process. Topics covered include: Estimating Cost Behavior Using Both Linear Regression and Multiple Regression Analysis; Short-Term Planning With Constraints on Resources; Information for Production and Control Analysis; Capital Budgeting, and Segment and Managerial Performance Evaluation. It is strongly recommended that students complete DSC 5100 prior to ACC 5500.
Students may select 4 courses from the list below:
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course reviews the demands placed on today’s global procurement and supply management from the firm’s stakeholders, The global distribution aspect of logistics/supply chain management today represents a great challenge as well as a tremendous opportunity for most firms. The importance of establishing supply relationships with foreign sources requires companies to develop capabilities in strategic sourcing, purchasing and importation of goods. This course will emphasize the strategic and operational activities entered into when establishing and maintaining global supply chains. Emphasis will be given to the fundamentals of importation of goods from worldwide foreign sources.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will survey and analyze the important issues, concepts and models for analyzing different transportation functions and logistic functions. The focus will be on presenting information about, and providing access to, available tools and techniques that ensure a smooth flow and distribution of goods in the industry today. The course uses teaching techniques i.e. case and systems analyses for proper decision making - specifying how, when and where to transport goods; selection of appropriate location of warehouses and distribution points; selection of route and carriers; and understanding of logistics and distribution costs. One of the major goals of the course is to understand the basic modes of transportation, the economic fundamentals underlying each, and some of the ways in which today’s supply chain manager can use them to achieve efficiencies and cost effectiveness necessary for a company to survive in today’s global markets. PREREQ: MGT 5210.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Exploration of complex system-level issues impacting organizations in the healthcare industry and identification of management priorities for aligning important patient-/population-level health outcomes with organization-level performance outcomes.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course applies the analytical tools of economics to the markets for health care services, health insurance, and pharmaceuticals.  Some of the issues investigated in this course are the structure of these markets and the degree of competition among health care providers, health insurance and access to health care, and the role of the government in health care markets.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores the legal, policy and ethical issues encountered by health care professionals and patients in the continuously evolving health care system. Topics will include government regulation of health care providers, patient consent to and refusal of treatment, human reproduction issues, privacy and confidentiality, tax-exemption, antitrust, fraud and abuse, mental health issues and health information management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is a review of statistical methods for analysis of business time-series data. Use of these materials for forecasting will also be discussed. The methods surveyed include smoothing methods, filters, ARIMA models, vector autoregressive models, and co-integration models. Prerequisite: DSC5050 or equivalent.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course covers a variety of intermediate statistical tools used in business data analytics; it discusses ways to determine how well the assumptions that underlie these methods describe real-world data problems. Topics include multiple regression and diagnostics tests, categorical response models, cluster analysis, factor and latent variables analysis. Prerequisite: DSC 5050 or equivalent.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course covers basic programing procedures such as those in R, Python™ and other comparable analytic software. Topics include importing and exporting different types of data, managing data frame, writing basic scripts, debugging, reading from and writing to files, and conducting data analyses in business. Prerequisite: DSC 5050 (or equal).
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course provides students with the tools necessary for evaluating the intrinsic value of a corporation, as well as assessing a corporation's effectiveness in maximizing its value. Topics cover sizing up business; measuring performance; managing day-to-day cashflows; projecting financial requirements and managing growth; assessing cost of capital, risk, and payout decisions; explaining how taxes, financial distress, and asymmetric information affect capital structure decisions; designing optimal capital structure; and measuring and creating value.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine management problems and policies of banks. The material to be covered will include: balance sheet management (liquidity, liabilities, spread management, and investment management), capital adequacy, cost of funds, bank profitability, planning and management systems, and the regulatory environment. Prerequisite: FIN 5200 or instructor’s permission.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course will examine how an organization secures, develops, maintains, and rewards employees to meet organization objectives. Topics include recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, and labor-management relations. Examines effective integration of human resource functions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores irrational behaviors as they present themselves in a corporate and investor context. It addresses psychological phenomena that may minimize financial value creation and examines ways to mitigate these behaviors. Coverage includes behaviors in corporate financial decisions (biases, heuristics, framing), valuation (by investors and analysts), capital budgeting techniques, risk and return perceptions, principal agent conflicts, group processes, and mergers and acquisitions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides the tools, techniques and understanding needed to define and achieve financial goals. Based on a life‐cycle approach, coverage includes financial plans, assets, credit, insurance, investment, retirement and estate planning. MBA participants will apply the financial planning skills they learn in this course in a scenario‐based approach and will prepare comprehensive financial plans to include all covered topics. Participants will be required to track their financial activities during the semester and to prepare a personal financial plan.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will examine contemporary organizations and their leadership within the context of change management in a dynamic environment. In particular, the course will focus on the concept of leadership as an interactive process and the means by which change is initiated and sustained. Throughout the course, the relationship between strategy, structure and culture will be highlighted.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The primary goal of this course is to acquaint students with the unique aspects of marketing service firms and nonprofit organizations. The course will cover such topics as service quality, service operations, pricing, distribution, managing supply and demand, customer retention, and developing an integrated marketing communications program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an extension of Managerial Finance (FIN 5200), covering trade-offs between risk and return, and the benefits of diversification within a portfolio. The principles of duration, immunization, and other forms of risk management within the portfolio are also discussed. Modern investment theory is addressed, including the study of efficient capital market, capital asset pricing model (CAPM), and arbitrage pricing theory (APT). Prerequisite: FIN 5200 or instructor’s permission.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The goal of this course is to help graduate students develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of the legal mechanics of various types of business transactions and of the commercial law environment in which those transactions are negotiated and executed. The course is designed to enhance the student’s analytical, communication and negotiation skills while developing knowledge of several areas of law that play an integral part in management decisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with the competency to identify and implement opportunities and overcome business obstacles in forming a new venture, leading a new corporate venture, or advancing current business careers. This course will identify and explain how initiation and entrepreneurship are ways of thinking, reasoning and acting that are opportunity obsessed, holistic in approach, and leadership balanced to advance the entrepreneurial venture.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Conceptual and practical foundations of information-processing systems support for management and decision-making functions, computer system project management, economic and legal considerations of management information systems, system implementation and evaluation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to new and emerging topics, tools and techniques in operations and supply chain management. The course emphasizes coordination, integration and decision-making regarding the interaction of the firm with its suppliers and customers, where planning, design and control of all aspects of supply chains (including design and control of material and information systems, supplier development, supplier selection, customer relationship management, and quality issues such as outsourcing in supply chain) are discussed.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Managing the operation function is extremely important due to strong competition nationally and internationally. Operations management is responsible for systems that create goods and/or provide services. The course examines the techniques required to operate the system and points out potential problems. Global systems, with emphasis on Japan, are discussed.

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