UNCW’s New Online Executive MBA Program Now Taking Applications

Thursday, September 08, 2016

UNCW’s new Online Executive Master of Business Administration program is now taking applications for classes that begin in January 2017. The 48-credit-hour program offered by the Cameron School of Business will serve aspiring executives throughout North Carolina with five or more years of professional experience.

“The online EMBA program fills a niche for aspiring executives and working business professionals who hope to advance in their organizations and their professions,” said CSB Dean Rob Burrus. “This new graduate program offers the convenience of online courses with invaluable face-to-face residencies on our beautiful campus and abroad at our international partner schools, all at an affordable price.” 

The program, which received final approval from University of North Carolina General Administration last week, also provides the opportunity for specialization courses in finance and international business.

Two unique aspects of the program are three required residencies and specialization options. The program includes two on-campus residencies intended to develop “soft skills” such as leadership, communication, negotiation, team building and persuasion that bring intrinsic value to organizations. A one-week international residency at one of four partner universities in Europe will increase students’ understanding of today’s global business environment and how cultural differences can affect negotiations and transactions.

Initially, students will have the option to specialize in finance or international business, or they may choose a more generalized program. Other specializations, such as business analytics, are planned.

Visit the Online EMBA web page to find out more about the curriculum, admissions requirements and cost. Prospective students should apply by Nov. 15, 2016, to receive preference for admission to the first cohort of online EMBA students at UNCW.

-- Tricia Vance