The Meredith MBA / FAQs

How do I know if I need an MBA?

An MBA is a significant investment of your time and resources. This list of questions will help you decide if an MBA is right for you.

Is your program accredited?

Yes. Meredith College’s MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Learn why you should choose an AACSB-accredited school.

Do you have men in your MBA program?

Yes. Graduate programs at Meredith are co-ed. 

Do I need to take the GMAT or GRE to apply?

Yes, All applicants are required to submit official GMAT or GRE scores unless they qualify for a waiver

Do I need to have work experience?

Yes. Applicants must have a minimum of two years professional, full-time work experience. Typically, our MBA students have between 8 and 10 years of work experience.

What if I don't have post-undergraduate work experience?

Students coming out of an undergraduate degree program can still apply to the Meredith MBA, and we can select a small number of these applicants through our Early Career Entry.

Can I get my MBA if I don’t have an undergraduate degree in business?

Absolutely. Typicall over 50 percent of our students have undergraduate degrees in disciplines other than business, including liberal arts, biology and communications.

How long will it take for me to complete the program?

Typical completion time is two to three years, depending on number of foundations courses needed.  The Accelerated MBA can be completed in one to two years.

What are Foundations courses?

These courses offer the base of knowledge needed to succeed in the MBA program, including quantitative methods, accounting, economics, and finance.  A transcript review determines which courses are required or recommended.   All students in these classes already have an undergraduate degree and are working toward their MBA or Business Foundations Certificate.

Do I need to wait until I’m done with my Foundations courses to apply?

No. The admissions committee can review your application before you complete your Foundations courses. You may complete the Foundations courses knowing that you have been accepted as a degree-seeker to the MBA program.

Do you have financial aid and scholarships?

Yes. Our Office of Financial Assistance can help you apply for federal loans for your graduate education. You will need to fill out the FAFSA to determine the assistance that is available for you. Scholarships also are available for strong program applicants.  We also offer a payment plan which allows students to spread payments out over the semester.

Do you offer career services?

Yes, we provide customized career services and development opportunities. We also have strong relationships with employers that can help you if you want to explore other options.

Do you offer your MBA classes during the day or online?

Not at this time. All our courses are offered in the evening on our campus, conveniently located just off of I-40 and the 440 Beltline, in Raleigh.

I want to learn more about an MBA at Meredith. What’s next?

Sign up for an MBA Information Session. You may also call us at (919) 760-8212 or contact us by email at to ask questions or set up a time to meet one-on-one.


Thank you for your Interest!

You can connect with a graduate admissions counselor in a variety of ways—choose the one that’s most convenient for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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The Meredith College MBA

Designed for working professionals, Meredith's MBA program prepares men and women to succeed in today's global business environment. You'll develop strong ethical leadership and communication skills as well as increased confidence and comprehensive business knowledge, allowing you to advance professionally in your field—and beyond.

Strong Story | Bryon Kirkpatrick

Bryon Kirkpatrick,'14, chose to pursue his MBA at Meredith because of the small classes, competitive pricing, flexibility of the program, and its AACSB accreditation.

Strong Story | Kacie Fore

The Meredith MBA prepares graduates to go strong. Kacie Fore, '14, is a recent graduate, but she's already been promoted - before she even finished the program - thanks to what she learned. She also studied abroad in China and made strong connections with others in the program - connections that she fully expects to last a lifetime.


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