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Wingate University Charlotte - MBA Program


Our nationally accredited Charlotte MBA program has been advancing the careers of Charlotte, NC professionals since 1991. Our part-time, evening MBA Program is located at Wingate University’s Ballantyne Campus, located in the Gibson Building in the Ballantyne Corporate Park.

The MBA curriculum consists of 36 credits which includes 12 three-credit courses. It is divided into two components: core courses (30 credits) and concentration courses (6 credits). Core courses cover the complete range of business disciplines and serves as the general management foundation for the program. Concentration courses provide added depth and relevance in specific areas of emphasis that connect to student career goals and professional interests.

MBA Program At-a-Glance


The Wingate MBA is customized based on student preference with course delivery options including online delivery, in-person delivery, and/or a combination of both.

Most MBA classes “originate” from the Wingate Ballantyne Campus starting at 6:00 pm on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night, with most students taking classes one or two nights per week.  Each MBA class meets once per week during the Fall and Spring semesters, and twice per week during our two accelerated Summer Sessions.  A typical course load is one or two courses per semester.  All classes are taught “live” by the instructor from the classroom with students present while being simultaneously broadcast live via Zoom/Canvas to students who are not physically present in the classroom.  Students will have the option to take classes via 100% online/remote delivery; or they may elect to attend classes in person at the Ballantyne Campus subject to classroom social distancing capacity constraints; or they may take a combination of both. 

Students may move in and out of the different delivery modes from class meeting to class meeting as best fits their needs.  For example, a student may take part in a Wednesday night class in-person one night, and then take part in the same class the following Wednesday night via online/remote delivery.  Students do not have to choose a particular delivery mode in advance--students may customize their MBA experience based on the delivery mode that best suits them from day to day.

This “online/in-person/combination model” provides a best of both worlds customized format for the Wingate MBA Program that will not only ensure maximum safety to students during the COVID environment, but will provide maximum flexibility and convenience for students in the post-COVID future and beyond.   

Please note, when Wingate University operates under normal conditions, F1 visa international students are required to follow the in-person class requirements to maintain their student visa status. Please email for further information. 


The Wingate MBA is very affordable with a total cost of just under $25,000 if you don’t need the business prerequisites, and just under $29,000 if you need the business prerequisite--that’s total cost, not per year. Other than textbooks, there are no other fees for the program.

For students who receive assistance through their company’s tuition reimbursement program, tuition payments are deferred until after completion of each semester, which can save out-of-pocket expenses.  For those paying for tuition out of pocket, monthly payment plans are available, as well as the federal student loan program.

One of the best values in MBA programs in Charlotte

The Wingate University MBA curriculum gives you a choice of five areas of concentration:

Courses are available throughout the year during weekday evenings to meet the needs of adult professionals continuing their education while holding full-time corporate positions in the Charlotte area. Take advantage of the program's on-going flexibility to sequence courses around your schedule so you can complete the program in only two to three years based on your professional goals.

Course descriptions


While a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required, it’s possible to join our program if you majored in a field other than business. If you’re interested in the MBA program but you don’t have an undergraduate business degree, our innovative one-semester Business 500 course satisfies all of the business prerequisites. This fast-track course not only meets our MBA program’s prerequisites but expedites your entry into the MBA program. All you need to do is satisfy these required undergraduate prerequisites:

  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Finance
  • Business Statistics
  • Mathematics (College Algebra or Calculus)

Mastery of these required courses can be demonstrated with a final grade of “C” or better at another institution, or you can choose to take our BUS 500 course, which allows non-business majors to meet their undergraduate pre-requisites within one semester.


Our Charlotte MBA program uses a rolling admission model, so applicants are reviewed and accepted throughout the year, with admission possible up until the beginning of each semester. Your application to our MBA program in Charlotte is evaluated for:

  • Bachelor’s degree and GPA.  A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution is required.
  • Our review of your official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended.  Unofficial versions may be emailed to or uploaded through our application portal; Official versions should be sent from your university directly to “Wingate Graduate programs” or may be emailed directly from your university to
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores.  The GMAT number for the Wingate MBA program is:  OOG-NM-57.  Information about the GMAT can be found at The code for the Wingate MBA for the GRE is 5963.  Information about the GRE can be found at  Unofficial versions may be emailed to or uploaded through our application portal.  The GMAT or GRE may be waived in certain situations.  Please contact us for details.
  • Online application.  Please see the link to the application below.
  • Current resume and professional work experience.  Resume may be emailed to or via our application portal.
  • There is no application fee.

Please submit all application materials via any of the following options:

  1. Via email to Dori Grassau at;
  2. Via our application portal through our online application noted below;
  3. Via Mail to our South Charlotte Ballantyne Campus address:

Wingate University Ballantyne - MBA Program
1430 North Community House Road, Suite 150
Charlotte, NC 28277


TUITION 2022-2023

MBA Credit Hour


Three Credit Hour MBA Course


Twelve MBA Courses


BUS 500 Course (if needed)



*Other than textbooks, there are no additional fees or costs for the MBA program."    

The Porter B. Byrum School of Business is ranked #2 out of 27 in NC, and #45 out of 711 nationally (top 10%), in College Factual's "Best for the Money" category


The Porter B. Byrum School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is the leading accreditation association for business education for institutions with a focus on teaching excellence. ACBSP accreditation assures students of a commitment to overall quality, academic rigor and continuous improvement in business education.

Wingate's GMAT code: OOGNM-57

Wingate's GRE code: 5963


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Title IX Coordinator:
Nancy Horak Randall
Efird Building

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