Business Administration, M.B.A.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the applicant’s materials required by the Graduate School, applicants must submit:

  • One official transcript from all previous academic institutions.
  • A personal statement responding to prompts in the application.
  • A 60-second video introduction.
  • A resume.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Language proficiency test results for non-native English speakers.

 The M.B.A. program is designed for qualified students from any academic background. Qualified applicants to the Experienced Professional track will have relevant managerial experience indicating increasing levels of managerial responsibilities. Qualified applicants to the Early Career Professional track will have five years or less full-time work experience and evidence of leadership potential. An interview may be required.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 42-45 credit hours

Students may be allowed to waive up to 9 credits of basic level M.B.A. courses based on prior academic accomplishment. A minimum of 36 credits in the Early Career Professional track or 33 credits in the Experienced Professional track must be completed to earn the degree.

Computer Literacy: M.B.A. degree program students should have a working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications in a PC environment. Familiarity with Excel is required. Students must also be familiar with basic probability and statistics as covered in computer-based training modules.

Early Career Professional Track

Required Courses (36 credits)
MBA 701Quantitative Analysis 3
MBA 702Financial and Managerial Accounting3
MBA 703Managerial Economics3
MBA 706Marketing Management3
MBA 707Financial Management3
MBA 708Operations for Competitive Advantage3
MBA 712Strategic Management3
MBA 714Business Analytics3
or MBA 750 Negotiations for Management
or BUS 615 Global Business
MBA 716Leadership 3
MBA 717Innovation3
MBA 741Capstone Consulting Project 13
MBA 742Organizational Internship 23
Electives (9 credits)
Select 9 credits of elective courses 39
Total Credit Hours45
1

MBA 741 indicates Capstone Experience.

2

 Students must complete 3 credits.

3

With prior approval by the M.B.A. Program Director or Associate Director. Courses in other departments and schools at the 500-, 600-, and 700-level may be taken.

Experienced Professional Track

Required Courses (33 credits)
MBA 701Quantitative Analysis 3
MBA 702Financial and Managerial Accounting3
MBA 703Managerial Economics3
MBA 706Marketing Management3
MBA 707Financial Management3
MBA 708Operations for Competitive Advantage3
MBA 712Strategic Management3
MBA 714Business Analytics3
or MBA 750 Negotiations for Management
or BUS 615 Global Business
MBA 716Leadership 3
MBA 717Innovation3
MBA 741Capstone Consulting Project *3
Electives (9 credits)
Select 9 credits of elective courses **9
Total Credit Hours42
*

MBA 741 indicates Capstone Experience.

**

With prior approval by the M.B.A. Program Director or Associate Director. Courses in other departments and schools at the 500-, 600-, and 700-level may be taken.

Business Analytics Concentration

Required Courses (6 credits)
ISM 645Principles of Predictive Analytics3
ISM 646Visualizing Data to Design Strategy3
Select 3 credits from the following: *3
Econometric Methods
Organizing Data for Analytics
Projects in Business Analytics
Marketing Research
Total Credit Hours9
*
Or other appropriate courses as approved by the M.B.A. Program Director or Associate Director.

Cyber Security Concentration

Select three courses (9 credits) from the following: *9
Principles of Cyber Security
Blockchains and Cryptography
Global Cyber Threat Analysis
IT Driven Disruptive Innovation Management
Total Credit Hours9
*

Or other appropriate courses as approved by the M.B.A. Program Director or Associate Director.

Finance Concentration

Select 9 credits from the following: *9
Investments
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
MBA 723 (COURSE INACTIVE)
Financial Institutions
Total Credit Hours9
*

Or other appropriate courses as approved by the M.B.A. Program Director or Associate Director.

Information Technology Concentration

Select 9 credits from the following: *9
Principles of Predictive Analytics
Principles of Cyber Security
Organizing Data for Analytics
App Design and Programming
Designing Secure Computer and IoT Networks for Business
Total Credit Hours9
*

Or other appropriate courses as approved by the M.B.A. Program Director or Associate Director.

International Business Concentration

Select three courses (9 credits) from the following: *9
International Entrepreneurship
International Strategy
Cross-Cultural Management
International Marketing
International Marketing Management
Special Topics in International Business
Total Credit Hours9
*

Or other appropriate courses as approved by the M.B.A. Program Director or Associate Director.

Marketing Concentration

Select 9 credits from the following: *9
Marketing Research
Brand Management
Consumer Behavior
International Marketing Management
Total Credit Hours9
*

Or other appropriate courses as approved by the M.B.A. Program Director or Associate Director.

Supply Chain Management Concentration

Select 9 credits from the following:9
Principles of Supply Chain Management
Analytics for Logistics and Distribution Management
Strategic Cost, Procurement, and Supply Chain Finance
Project Management for Dynamic Environments
Total Credit Hours9

Accelerated B.A. or B.S. to M.B.A. in Business Administration

Application and Admission

Qualified UNC Greensboro undergraduate students who are pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality or a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, International Business, or Marketing may apply for admission to the Accelerated Master's Program (AMP). A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5 based on at least 30 credits earned at UNC Greensboro is required. Applicants must have completed at least 60 credits and may not apply for admission to the AMP before the first semester of the junior year. Applicants are not required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). All applicants must complete the Accelerated Master's Program information when applying for admission to the graduate degree program.

Courses

Admitted students may apply up to, but not more than, 9 credits of graduate-level course work towards completion of both the undergraduate and the graduate degrees, provided that they earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in the course and fulfill graduate-level requirements. The following courses may be counted towards both the B.A or B.S. and the M.B.A. degrees:

MBA 706Marketing Management3
MBA 716Leadership 3
MBA 718Global Business3

Please consult with an advisor to determine how courses taken at the graduate level will meet requirements in the bachelor's degree program. All degree requirements for the Master of Business Administration degree remain the same.