The Master of Business Administration program is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in business, industry, and government by developing their understanding of complex strategies, tactics and their execution. While opportunities exist for specialization, program emphasis has been placed on breadth. Classes are structured to enrich analytical and decision-making skills through opportunities to practice problem definition, problem analysis, and problem solution creation. Students with any undergraduate major can be successful in the MBA curriculum; however, to properly prepare for MBA core classes they are required to complete a group of foundation business courses.
The graduate program in the School of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
Joint Master of Business Administration/ Juris Doctor
A master's degree in business administration and a degree in law provide a unique and powerful combination for effective leadership in either field. North Carolina Central University offers a joint program that allows students to complete both degrees in less time that it would take to earn them separately. (Five vs. Four years) In order to be admitted to the program, a student must first be admitted to the Law school and then apply to the School of Business.
To earn both degrees a student has to complete a minimum of 88 semester hours in the School of Law and 33 hours in the School of Business. Note: Nine semester hours of graduate level business courses will meet the elective requirements for the law degree and nine semester hours of law courses will satisfy the elective credits for the MBA. For more information, students should contact the School of Law (Professor Reginald Mombrun).
Joint Master of Business Administration/ Master of Information Sciences
This program allows students to simultaneously pursue the Master of Business Administration Degree and the Master of Information Science Degree (MIS) in less time than is required to earn them separately. To be admitted to the program a student must first be admitted to the MBA program and then apply to the MIS program. The MBA admission criteria are sufficient for the MIS program; therefore, no additional application materials or standardized tests are necessary. Completing the program requires a minimum of 48 semester hours and, generally, two calendar years including summer sessions. For more information, students should contact both the MBA office and the MIS program (Professor Deborah Swain).