Executive Master of Business Administration Online

Gain the perspective necessary to navigate current and future issues facing any organization in the Executive Master of Business Administration online program from UNCW. Designed for highly qualified candidates with 5+ years of professional experience, this program takes the best of both worlds, teaming a flexible online MBA with campus and international residencies, providing a truly collaborative learning environment for aspiring executives.

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Program Overview

Why consider the Executive MBA online at UNCW?


Intended for current leaders, the Executive MBA online program from the University of North Carolina Wilmington will help you hone your business acumen, enabling you to play an integral role in achieving organizational goals.

Within the online coursework, you will develop analytical and quantitative skills necessary for effective business decision making and organizational management. Deepen your knowledge in core business operational areas including business law, accounting, information analysis, business analysis, operations management, economics, corporate finance, marketing, strategic management, and more.

Our rigorous core curriculum examines constitutional, legislative, judicial, regulatory and public policy regulations within the business environment. You will study the principles and theory of financial and managerial accounting, with an emphasis on financial analysis and managerial decision making. Enrich your background in major information technology concepts and issues that business managers face, along with strategic and tactical issues of information systems and technology used to support and lead the operations of any organization.

In addition to deepening your broad-based business competencies, you will work with your advisor to choose a specialization that will provide focused expertise in a wide range of in-demand fields, including business analytics, cybersecurity, supply chain management, international business and more.

As part of this unique online Executive MBA program, you will benefit from two on-campus residencies—intensive weekends of face-to-face managerial training and peer-to-peer experiences that provide a bridge between content knowledge and real-world application. During these on-campus sessions, you will develop and promote a diverse array of managerial soft skills that only an on-campus environment can yield, such as problem-solving, persuasion, teamwork and leadership.

Along with these vital networking opportunities, you also will participate in a one-week international residency at one of several locations in Europe or Asia, enabling you to consult with actual foreign clients and present recommendations for addressing potential challenges on a global scale. Those who can’t travel internationally will have an opportunity to visit the beautiful campus in Wilmington, North Carolina, for a week while working on a project with a local company. This Executive MBA program places you in small, interactive cohorts of experienced peers—building relationships that extend beyond graduation. Become empowered to share your knowledge and insight alongside your fellow students.

Cameron School of Business features a top-notch faculty committed to your success. Your courses will be taught by full-time professors with terminal degrees and practical management experience in the private sector.

This high-value business master's program is a very reasonable financial investment compared to MBA programs at other AACSB-accredited business schools in North Carolina and provides diverse options for customizing your degree to align with your career goals and interests. Benefit from accelerated 7-week courses, with no prerequisites or foundation courses required. Complete your degree in as few as 12 months.

In this online Executive MBA program, you will learn:

  • Leadership and team-building skills necessary to lead organizations and act as a change agent in a dynamic environment
  • How to apply your knowledge in unfamiliar circumstances, plus the ability to adapt and innovate to solve problems
  • Operations management, including product and process design, operations planning, project management, inventory management and more
  • Strategic management including systems and structures needed for successful implementation, with a domestic and international focus
  • Core business skills in operational areas including business law, accounting, information analysis, business analysis, operations management, economics, corporate finance, marketing, strategic management and more.
  • Leadership and team-building skills necessary to lead organizations and act as a change agent in a dynamic environment
  • How to apply your knowledge in unfamiliar circumstances, plus the ability to adapt and innovate to solve problems
  • Operations management, including product and process design, operations planning, project management, inventory management and more
  • Strategic management including systems and structures needed for successful implementation, with a domestic and international focus
  • Core business skills in operational areas including business law, accounting, information analysis, business analysis, operations management, economics, corporate finance, marketing, strategic management and more.

Career paths for Executive MBA graduates may include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Director of Operations
  • Marketing Director
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Operations Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Director of Operations
  • Marketing Director
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Operations Manager

Also available:

Ready to complete your degree but can’t commit to the on-campus and international residencies? UNCW offers 100% online business programs including MBA programs in a variety of in-demand specializations, as well as an M.S. program. View our business programs.

Total Tuition $25,564.20*
Duration As few as 12 months**
Credit Hours 42

Accreditation:

AACSB Accredited

UNCW's Cameron School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

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Tuition

Learn more about our affordable tuition


Tuition for the Executive MBA online degree program is affordable, particularly when compared to other AACSB-accredited MBA programs in North Carolina. We offer pay by the course tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $25,564.20*
Per Credit Hour $517.60

Calendar

Upcoming dates and deadlines


The Executive MBA program is designed to offer working professionals the flexibility of online learning paired with value-added on-campus and international residencies. We conveniently offer rolling admission and six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best suits your goals.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 15/13/244/13/244/20/245/15/245/16/246/30/24
Summer 27/1/245/25/246/1/247/3/247/8/248/18/24
Fall 18/26/247/27/248/3/248/28/248/29/2410/13/24
Fall 210/21/249/21/249/28/2410/23/2410/24/2412/8/24

Students must register for courses by 5 p.m. (EST) on the registration deadline date.
Students must remit tuition payment by 10 a.m. (EST) on the tuition deadline date.

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 7/27/24
Class Starts 8/26/24

Admissions

Requirements for the online Executive Master’s program


To apply for the Executive MBA online, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent at a foreign institution by the first official day of classes for the semester of application. Because UNCW considers applications on a rolling basis, you are urged to apply promptly for your preferred start date. When applying, choose Executive MBA as your concentration. Upon admission, you will work with your advisor to select a specialization that best fits your interests.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcript
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Resume and cover letter

Executive MBA Online Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of five years full-time professional work experience
  • Resume and cover letter (statement of interest) indicating how your background has prepared you for the MBA program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program
  • A GMAT score above 500, which is waived if you meet one of the following requirements:
    • Five or more years of managerial work experience
    • An undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Completed an advanced degree (graduate level or above) involving some quantitative coursework

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities are required.

Electronic Method (Preferred):
Password protected transcripts may be sent directly from the institution to [email protected]

Paper Method – Official Transcripts (Envelope Sealed by the Institution):

UNCW Graduate School
Attn: Kimberly Goerne Harris
601 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403-5955

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Please note: The GMAT/GRE is currently waived through the 2024 cycle for all programs.

Courses

What you’ll learn in your online Executive MBA courses


The Executive MBA online curriculum is comprised of 14 courses (42 credit hours), including 30 credit hours of Executive MBA core courses, six credit hours of required residencies and six credit hours of electives.

You must take the following courses to complete the general Executive MBA online program.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of the constitutional, legislative, judicial, regulatory, and public policy forces exerted on the business environment. Particular focus on contracts, torts, and property law.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An intensive course in principles and theory of financial and managerial accounting, with an emphasis on financial analysis and managerial decision making.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce major information technology (IT) concepts and important issues that business managers face when using, developing and managing information systems (IS). Strategic and tactical issues of information systems and technology are addressed as they support and lead the operations of the organization.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to data driven decision making using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive Business Analytics approaches. Topics included are data visualization, predictive techniques, data mining, simulation, optimization models, and decision analysis.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Survey of the basic concepts, theories, and techniques for the management of operating systems. Development of concepts and decision processes critical to short-run and long range organizational decision making. Topics include product and process design, operations planning, project management, inventory management, capacity planning, quality and scheduling.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers principles of micro and macroeconomics. The initial focus is on an analysis of decision making processes and economic equilibrium for consumers and individual firms. Also covered is basic data and measurements used in describing the macro economy.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A broad survey of finance concerned with the money-management decisions of the individual and the firm. Study includes the tools and terms that the corporate and individual financial manager employs as he or she conducts his or her financial affairs. Value-creation for the firm, the use of financial statements, the importance of cash flows, the measurement of risk, investment decision-making, the use of the securities and derivatives markets, asset-pricing models, estimating value of income-producing assets and international financial issues will be reviewed. These topics and the foundation we build in this course will be supplemented with regular reference to contemporary issues in finance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to the principles of marketing and basic marketing methods and tools needed to make effective marketing decisions. Lectures and projects regarding new product development, customer relationship management, and other key marketing concepts will expose students to marketing principles and require them to formulate marketing tactics and strategies.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course focus will be on the challenges confronting firms competing domestically and internationally with an emphasis placed on the integration of strategies with the structures and systems needed for successful implementation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This courses surveys management theories, research, and concepts about the structure and processes of complex business organizations. Emphasis on the development and assessment of core management skills. Topics include self-awareness, problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, motivation, team building, human resource management, and leadership.

You will complete the following residency courses.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide an opportunity to promote and develop the soft skills that are essential for managers, but are difficult to develop in an online environment. The purpose of this class is to help bridge the knowing doing gap that occurs when students have strong content knowledge but limited experience in applying that knowledge to real world situations. Learning activities in this class may include role plays, team-building exercises, real world cases and other applied learning activities that can occur in an immersive learning environment.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is the capstone of curricular requirements for the Executive MBA program. The main purpose of the course is to help students integrate the business concepts learned in functional core courses in an international setting. Specifically, students will have an intensive one week learning experience that involves company visits, presentations from business executives and case studies.

As a student in the MBA Executive concentration, you must take two electives to complete the degree requirements. You can choose any elective course offered or select a concentration area in consultation with your advisor.

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