The Online MBA offers a state-of-the-art master’s degree program from the comforts of your home with access to a rigorous, AACSB accredited, curriculum designed to prepare global leaders for immediate contribution. This program allows you to specialize in your study by concentrating in one of three areas: Data Analytics, Hospitality Management or, Marketing. In addition to the core courses, students must complete four courses in each concentration (three electives and one capstone course).

MBA Program Overview

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NCCU MBA is accredited by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).  AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. AACSB-accredited schools have the highest-quality faculty, deliver relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.


SAS Certificate

The Joint SAS Certificates on Statistical Analysis is housed in the School of Business and is open to all students enrolled at NC Central. The certificates provides students with opportunities and capabilities in the area of statistical analysis, with an introduction to SAS programming.

An MBA education provides specific instruction on what is required to be a successful business leader.  Beyond analytical and strategic training there are skills that are acquired through this type of education that is critical to the success of any corporation.  All MBA instruction is grounded on real world and relevant engagement that promote key attributes for successful leadership, communications and critical reasoning.   MBA students have an understanding of the function of an entire business, from production, development, financing, marketing to managing the human resources. They are also aware of the technical component that drives business development from software, to production tools.


The National Association of Colleges and Employers predict that the average starting salary for MBA grads in the class of 2020 will be $79,043 which is more than $20,000 higher than the average starting salary projection for grads with a bachelor’s degree in business.

Estimated Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour

*Please note: Tuition & Fees are subject to change*

The following are required for all applicants:

  • Online graduate admission application
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all schools attended (if you earned your degree from a non-U.S. school, please see the international applicant requirements)
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • GRE or GMAT (no more than 5 years old)
  • An interview may be required

While the Enhanced Online MBA program is designed for students who have business education and experience, we find that those who have more industry experience to be able to apply their instruction in more relevant and meaningful ways. It is highly recommended that pursuit of this enhanced degree come with at least 5 years of business experience.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
Preferred Deadlines
JULY 1 for Fall enrollment

NOVEMBER 1 for Spring enrollment


International Applicants
Preferred Deadlines
APRIL 1 for Fall enrollment

SEPTEMBER 1 for Spring enrollment

MBA Office

CT Willis Building (Rm 212)

Durham, NC 27707

Phone: 919-530-6405



Dr. LaChelle Wilborn, Online MBA Program Director

Phone: 919-530-6255


Program Summary