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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) will make several changes to its part-time MBA program.
Students will have the option to follow the courses entirely online commencing Fall 2015. The Master of Business Administration will be the third program to be offered completely online at UNCP with the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Arts in Elementary Education.
The School of Business will also offer an MBA option for undergraduate business majors who have an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.2. After their junior year, selected students can enroll in the traditional MBA program and complete both degrees in five years.
Core courses of the 36-credit curriculum can be taken at a new location at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst. Currently, all courses including the enhancement courses are taught in the evening at the Pembroke campus and Fort Bragg.
Two new concentrations in supply chain management and financial services will be added to the program. Each concentration consists of four elective courses (12 semester credit-hours).
According to UNCP officials, these changes are aimed to offer the "most competitive MBA program in North Carolina".