UNCW / Cameron School of Business/ Professional MBA

Professional Master of Business Administration

Cameron School of Business

Admissions Contacts FAQ Current Students

Application Deadline
is June 1
for fall admission

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as decisions are made on a rolling basis.

We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have on enrolling in the Cameron School of Business' Professional MBA program. Information on our program may be found by:
  1. checking our web site
  2. attending an information session
  3. calling or emailing us, visit the MBA Contact Page
  4. scheduling a personal appointment

Apply Here

Want to Know More?

Contact Karen Barnhill at 910.962.3903 or Email

MBA Learning Alliance

The Best of Both Worlds

Face-to-face and online learning combine to provide professionals with time flexibility and quality learning, while maintaining colleague interaction and networking opportunities.

  • On campus classes one night a week
  • Remainder of weekly coursework online
  • Virtual attendance capabilities
  • All classes archived
  • Team-work on your own schedule

Program Overview

MBA Learning Alliance The Professional MBA is a hybrid, part-time, evening program designed for those who wish to continue working while pursuing their degree. Through an interactive exchange with faculty and classmates, MBA students:

  • Refine their skills in the core functions of business;
  • Develop analytical and qualitative skills necessary for effective business decision-making and managing the organization;
  • Collaborate with regional and global clients to develop effective responses to their problems and opportunities, and
  • Gain the perspective necessary to deal with current and future issues facing organizations.

Program Highlights

Core business functions are integrated into the program to provide a foundation of strategic thinking through communications, decision-making, teamwork, organizational change, information technology, the international dimension, technological innovation, social responsibility and ethics.

During the program, students complete three primary integrative tools to increase their knowledge:

  • Learning Alliance – Students are placed into a consulting team and paired with a regional firm. Projects coincide with program coursework. The Alliance culminates with strategic recommendations to the firm.

  • Industry Practicum – All second-year MBA students choose a field to focus their studies and complete either a practicum or a series of elective courses. Students use this opportunity to improve management skills, put theory into practice, build or enhance their career, and develop recommendations into implementable solutions.

  • Executive Challenge – Through cases and guest speakers, students integrate the core functions of business to solve a problem. The course culminates in a real-life "challenge" presented by a guest executive.

The Advantage of Pursuing Your MBA at a Local University

Robert Burrus For many years, a Master of Business Administration was viewed as the best degree for anyone seeking to advance in the corporate world. An MBA represented a way to differentiate oneself from other candidates for the best jobs. Now an MBA is more common, yet its importance has only increased. Rather than being a luxury, it has become a requirement for many jobs. When deciding to obtain a master’s degree, there are many factors to be considered, including delivery method, university reputation and price; however, there are many benefits to obtaining an MBA in the region where you are employed. [Read More]

Hybrid Classes

Fall and Spring "Face to Face" classes are held each Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m., and one Saturday class a month. Saturday classes are from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with a one hour break for lunch.
Summer classes are from 6:00 p.m. - 9: 15 p.m. once a week

The remainder of the class content and interaction will be via online course materials and web cam discussions.
The Cameron School of Business is once again listed in The Princeton Review's Best Business Schools guide