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Master of Business Administration Online

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

10/02/23 Apply by
10/16/23 Start Classes

Program Overview

Get to know our 100% online MBA program

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

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.

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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke School of Business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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"I feel like I do have more confidence now that I have this business acumen to lean on."

– Jake Smith, UNCP MBA Student

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


Learn more about our affordable tuition here

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:

$237.78 Per Credit Hour (In-State)
$11,073 Program Tuition (In-State)

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Program Graduate Tuition Per Credit Hour Graduate Tuition Per 3-Hour Course Fees Per Credit Hour Distance Fee Per Term Program Cost Including Tuition & Fees†
MBA (in-state resident) $237.78 $713.34 $33.05 $36.75 $11,072.88
MBA (out-of-state) $963.28 $2,889.84 $33.05 $36.75 $37,190.88

Tuition is based on a cadence of 6-9 credit hours per semester, which is two 7-week terms. Tuition will be capped at the per semester, full-time enrollment levels of nine (9) credit hours for graduate students.

Please consult with your advisor for more information.

Additional Fees

One Time Fees

Application Fee - $55 domestic/$60 international
Orientation Fee - $20
Graduation Fee - $100 (note, students will be charged an additional $25 if fee is not paid on time)

Students will be charged a $25 readmission fee after one year of non-attendance.

Jake Smith, UNCP MBA Student

"The price was a big deal for me because I was starting a family ... and I was trying to get married and buying a house. ... It really helped encourage me to know that at the end of the day or the end of the semester that it was a very affordable price."


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.

10/02/23 Next Application Deadline
10/16/23 Start Classes

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Course Start Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
08/21/2023 10/06/2023 08/07/2023 08/14/2023 08/16/2023 08/17/2023
10/16/2023 12/01/2023 10/02/2023 10/09/2023 10/11/2023 10/12/2023
01/15/2024 03/01/2024 01/01/2024 01/08/2024 01/10/2024 01/11/2024
03/11/2024 04/26/2024 02/26/2024 03/04/2024 03/06/2024 03/07/2024
05/06/2024 06/21/2024 04/22/2024 04/29/2024 05/01/2024 05/02/2024
06/24/2024 08/09/2024 06/10/2024 06/17/2024 06/19/2024 06/20/2024

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke?


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, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

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

View full admission requirements

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.


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 pre-requisite undergraduate courses may be required to take additional foundation courses (listed below).

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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 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

Students will develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of the legal mechanics of various types of business transactions and of the commercial law environment within 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

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

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.

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

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 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

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 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 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

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 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

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

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 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

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 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

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.

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

“I have a particularly broad perspective in terms of how international business is played in other parts of the world. And I can transfer those skills and show people that culture is a very important ingredient in terms of how one implements decisions in different environments of the world.”

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

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