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MASTER'S OF
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
AT MEREDITH COLLEGE

PERSONAL

AND

STRONG.

When you’re ready to advance your career, choose Meredith’s AACSB accredited program. Our MBA is one of the most affordable programs in the Triangle, and with flexible classes, you’ll receive an education that’s as individual as you are.

Our Master of Business Administration

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At Meredith, we know every student brings a unique set of strengths to our MBA program. With an average class size of 18, we’ll help you identify those strengths and work with you to build on them – becoming an even stronger professional and leader in your organization.

You can pursue a general MBA to round out your business knowledge or focus your studies on human resource management, project management, innovative management, or entrepreneurship and family business. We also offer an accelerated MBA and a business foundations certificate.

Master of Business Administration Programs

  • Gain the tools to develop a competitive business model for a new startup or growth plan for an existing business.
  • Produce creative solutions and learn how to communicate their ideas effectively.
  • To earn the concentration, students complete the 24-credit-hour Core MBA – along with three entrepreneurship and family business electives for a total of 33 credit hours.

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  • Completing an MBA with a human resource management concentration enhances students’ careers and creates opportunities for professional development.
  • Students will learn to
    • Make strategic personnel decisions and the ins and outs of employee and labor relations
    • Master attracting, motivating, and retaining the best talent for organizations.
  • To earn the concentration, students complete the 24-credit-hour Core MBA – along with three human resource management electives for a total of 33 credit hours.

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  • For students who wish to pursue innovation within a company where they are currently employed. 
  • Combined with the core MBA curriculum, these classes empower students with the skills to advance in the competitive world of business management:
  • To earn the concentration, students complete the 24-credit-hour Core MBA – along with three innovative management electives for a total of 33 credit hours.

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  • The demand for skilled project managers is expanding across the U.S. and the Triangle area, with an estimated 33% job position increase expected by 2027.
  • At Meredith, students learn to
    • Define and plan projects
    • Improve cost, quality, and delivery with efficient and effective project management processes
    • Negotiate effectively
    • Manage conflict
    • Become adept at identifying and utilizing key performance metrics that demonstrate project success
  • To earn the concentration, students complete the 24-credit-hour Core MBA – along with three project management electives for a total of 33 credit hours.

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  • For those wishing to sharpen their knowledge of fundamental business concepts such as quantitative analysis and statistics, economics, accounting, and finance.
  • The program is part-time and takes place in the evening, consisting of four courses. This program can be completed in two semesters.
  • Completion of the program prepares students with the foundation of coursework needed for the MBA program.
  • To apply to the Business Foundations Certificate program, previous completion of an undergraduate degree is required. 

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  • This 4+1 program allows Meredith undergraduate students to earn a graduate degree in just one additional year, saving both time and money.
  • Open to any major at Meredith. 
  • Students should enroll by sophomore year to complete the program in five years.
  • After earning their undergraduate degree, students can complete the Meredith MBA with two semesters and two summer sessions.

Contact MBA Associate Director Ele Roberts at (919) 760-8471 or ewroberts@meredith.edu to learn more about how to enroll in the Accelerated MBA program.

Students pay attention during an MBA class.

5%

Less than 5% of business programs worldwide are AACSB-accredited

2 years

average time to completion for the Meredith MBA

18

average class size in the MBA program

Why Pursue a Master of Business Administration at Meredith?

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Four students work in an MBA class.
  • Our coeducational graduate programs are open to all.
  • Meredith is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is one of the most affordable AACSB programs in the Triangle.
    • Learn more about what it means to be accredited by the AACSB.
  • The 33-credit hour MBA has an average completion time of just two years.
  • No GMAT score is required.
    • We accept a range of graduate program competencies, including four years of professional work experience, military experience, CPA certification, or an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • The Meredith MBA is flexible. The part-time evening program allows students to complete their degree at their own pace.
  • We offer graduate scholarships and graduate business scholarships, such as the 
  • Career planning and career assistance are available to all students, providing resources to MBA students to enhance their current careers or move up within an organization.
    • Discover new career opportunities.
    • Capitalize on established relationships with employers, such as MetLife, Credit Suisse, Cisco, BB&T, and Merck Pharmaceutical.
    • Connect with resources and networks that extend beyond campus.
  • Internships are available for MBA students who are early in their professional careers.
  • There are a multitude of student resources, including 
  • Examples of student success in Meredith’s MBA include
    • Matthew Evans, ’19, decided to pursue his MBA to gain the skills and knowledge he needed to advance his career. After finishing his first year in the program, he saw a significant increase in his salary and was also positioned for a managerial role. He now works as a manager in financial planning and analysis at UNC REX Healthcare.
    • Sydney Spadaro, ’19, ’20 (MBA), was one of the first students to complete the accelerated MBA program. While attending Meredith, she served in several leadership positions and internships, including working at MetLife. The skills she gained led her to a successful position as a Digital Marketing Manager at Cisco.

Careers With a Master of Business Administration

Earning an MBA is an excellent way for students to further their careers or prepare for leadership positions in a business-related field.

Meredith’s MBA graduates work for esteemed organizations, such as Coca-Cola, Burt’s Bees, AT&T, Bank of America, Biogen, LabCorp, Red Hat, WakeMed, Wells Fargo, and more.

  • Potential jobs for graduates with a concentration in entrepreneurship and family business: small business owner, business consultant, market researcher, marketing consultant, venture capitalist
  • The average annual salary for those with a concentration in entrepreneurship and family business is $76,000.
  • Potential jobs for graduates with a concentration in human resource management: compensation and benefits manager, labor relations specialist, employee recruitment and staffing specialist, training and development specialist, human resource manager
  • The average annual salary for those with a master’s degree in human resource management is $78,000.
  • Potential jobs for graduates with a concentration in innovative management: strategy consultant, operations manager, business analyst
  • The average annual salary for those with a master’s degree in innovation management is $75,000.
  • Potential jobs for graduates with a concentration in project management: project manager, senior project manager, product manager, consultant, computer and information systems manager, construction manager
  • The average annual salary for those with a master’s degree in project management is $86,000.
  • Potential jobs for graduates with a business foundations certificate: financial services consultant, accountant
  • The average annual salary for those with a business foundations certificate is $67,000.

Videos about Meredith's MBA Program

Celia Bettinsoli, ’21 MBA, began the Meredith MBA with a specific goal in mind: to become a stronger leader. With a background in clinical laboratory science, she brought a unique perspective to the classroom.

Jackson Mathis, ’21 MBA, came to Meredith intending to pursue project management, but after completing an internship with a global software company, discovered a passion for sales.

Accelerated business administration student Tasia Bromell, ’21, found herself being challenged in new ways at Meredith and discovered she is stronger than she thought.

Master of Business Administration News

Assistant Professor of Marketing Lisa Monahan and Professor of Marketing and Law Jeff Langenderfer and their co-authors have recently had a paper accepted to the Journal of Business Research.