Professional MBA Tops National List of Affordable MBA Programs
The Professional Master of Business Administration program in the Cameron School of Business ranks first on a national list, compiled by U.S. News & World Report, that measures the average debt load among MBA program graduates. Read/watch more at: USNews report, Time Warner News 14, Greater Wilmington Business Journal, and the UNCW Press Release.
The Princeton Review has again selected the Cameron School of Business MBA for inclusion in its book, "Best 295 Business Schools."
Program OverviewThe Professional MBA is a 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.
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.