N.C. A&T Ranks Among Best No-GMAT MBA Programs in 2022

By Jackie Torok / 11/26/2021 College of Business and Economics

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Nov. 26, 2021) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s MBA Program is among the top 25 in the nation with no GMAT or GRE requirement in 2022, according to College Consensus.

With new facilities in Merrick Hall and Craig Hall, state-of-the-art resources and a dedicated faculty, the Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics “is well-positioned to prepare leaders for the 21st century’s competitive and global environment,” College Consensus said in ranking North Carolina A&T at No. 21 on its top 25 list. “This professional graduate MBA provides students with a thorough understanding of economics, accounting, finance and management.

“This MBA is one of the nation’s best.”

“Prospective students who have been deciding about returning to graduate school to pursue an MBA will not only receive a cutting-edge curriculum here at the Deese College but they will also earn an MBA that pays off,” said Eric Gladney, Ph.D., Deese College associate dean and MBA director. “Our MBA program is affordably priced and has had a strong record of career placement, with graduates leading in the world’s most prestigious companies and also gaining acceptance to start their Ph.D. from some of the most competitive programs in the country.”

A&T offers its MBA program through four concentrations: accounting, human resource management, supply chain management and general MBA. The latter three are also offered through the university’s online MBA program.

“These specializations represent business fields that are growing in professional prominence and career opportunities,” College Consensus said.

The Deese College has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International since 1979, when it became the first university in the Piedmont-Triad area to earn the organization’s prestigious stamp of quality. It “has been committed to the development of business leaders and educational excellence for over three decades,” College Consensus noted.

College Consensus first ranked all campus-based MBA programs by combining scores from five of the leading business school and MBA ranking systems: Forbes, The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, U.S. News & World Report, and The Financial Times. It then narrowed the list by considering only the schools that automatically waive the GMAT/GRE admission requirement or do not need test scores for admission. All third-party ranking data were weighted equally, averaged and used for the ranking order, with tuition data used to break any ties.

While a GMAT or GRE score will be considered, A&T MBA program applicants with a bachelor’s degree GPA of 3.30 or higher may waive their placement scores.

A&T is the only North Carolina university and the only historically Black college or university on the College Consensus Top 25 list.

This ranking is the most recent accolade for A&T’s MBA program, which College Consensus ranked among the top 10 for best value in 2021.

In April, U.S. News & World Report rated the Deese College the nation’s No. 1 graduate business school at a public HBCU.

A subsequent report in Poets & Quants, a publication focused on the graduate business education market, noted the success of A&T’s MBA program in placing nine or more of its graduates into jobs within three months of graduation in 2020 – giving it a better employment rate than Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Media Contact Information: jtorok@ncat.edu

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