Master of Business Administration

ABOUT MBA

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

Data analytics

The Data Analytics concentration will focus on developing the ability to
access, mine and extract data from information databases, enterprise data warehouses,
and other sources; to analyze, interpret, and extract meaning from raw data and
leverage applicable specialized data analytics software and other tools with a focus on
real world applications; and to translate, optimize, and present data in order to drive
optimal business decisions.

Corporate innovation

The Corporate Innovation concentration focuses on entrepreneurship within a corporate setting and managing innovation and technology in order to develop competitive advantage from a corporate perspective.

General management

The General Management concentration provides students with the option of taking courses across different concentrations, providing a general management orientation. Students may choose two courses from any of the concentrations with the exception of BUS 672 (subject to the applicable prerequisites).

Health care management

The purpose of the Health Care Management concentration is to develop health care industry leaders by enhancing health care management expertise through relevant, real-world oriented health care course content, while based in a rigorous general management focused MBA curriculum.

Project management

The Project Management concentration will focus on effective leadership and management of the project and program management process.

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

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

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. 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.

APPLY

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. Students may begin the MBA program during the fall, spring or summer 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’ve attended.
  • Official GMAT scores or GRE scores. We offer a free GMAT Prep Course to help candidates prepare. GMAT or GRE waiver may be considered in certain situations.
  • Online application.
  • Current resume and professional work experience.

Please submit all application materials to our south Charlotte campus address:

Wingate University MBA Program
11430 North Community House Road, Suite 150
Charlotte, NC 28277

MBA APPLICATION

Any questions, please contact Amanda Sudol, Coordinator for Graduate Business (704-233-6004, asudol@wingate.edu) or Mark Bryant, Assistant Dean for Graduate Business Programs and MBA Program Director (704-233-6003, mbryant@wingate.edu).

AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSES

In addition to our Project Management concentration which is a part of the Wingate MBA program curriculum, Wingate also offers a number of Agile Project Management Training courses at Wingate’s Ballantyne Campus.

These Agile training courses are open and available to anyone interested in gaining more knowledge and expertise in Agile concepts, and/or for those seeking various related Agile certifications.

These courses will typically be available on weekdays, Monday through Friday, and on some Saturdays, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at our Ballantyne Campus, subject to course demand and advance notice by those groups or individuals interested. An individual course typically runs over two days, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., although these times may vary.

Please contact us directly at 704-233-6002 or l.mitchell@wingate.edu for more information and to discuss how to arrange possible course dates and times based the number of attendees for your corporate group or group of individuals. More detailed course information can also be provided upon request.

Current Agile Project Management Course Offerings:

Leading SAFe® with SAFe® 4.6.1 Agilist Certification

During this 16 hour, two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. Attendees will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise and will learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).

Attendees will also gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation.

In addition, attendees will:
- Learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs;
- Empower a Lean Portfolio;
- Build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture and coordinate large solutions;
- Develop a skill-set that is in demand worldwide, and will empower their enterprises to
succeed in a disruptive marketplace
Attending and completing this class prepares individuals to take the exam needed to become a
certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).

Course Cost: $995 per person – 2 day course
Cost includes course materials along with one SAFe® Agilist (SA) certification exam attempt if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion.

SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager with SAFe® 4.6.1 Product Owner/Product Manager Certification

During this 16-hour two day course, attendees will develop the skill-sets to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise and learn about the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs. Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role.

In addition, attendees will:
- Learn how to apply Lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments;
- Attendees will learn about the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate as Product Owners and Product Managers, and what it takes to
relentlessly improve the ART

Attending and completing this class prepares individuals to take the exam needed to become a certified SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM).

Course Cost: $995 per person – 2 day course
Cost includes course materials along with one SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) certification exam attempt if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion.

SAFe® Scrum Master with SAFe® 4.6.1 Scrum Master Certification

In this 16-hour two-day course, attendees will gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning.

In addition, attendees will discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach teams to deliver the maximum business value at scale.

SAFe 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.

Attending and completing this class prepares individuals to take the exam needed to become a certified Scrum Master with SAFe® 4.6.1 Scrum Master Certification.

Course Cost: $995 per person – 2 day course
Cost includes course materials along with one Scrum Master with SAFe® 4.6.1 Scrum Master
Certification exam attempt if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion.

PMI®'s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification Prep Course

This course is a lead-in for individuals considering pursuing PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification and can be applied toward the 21 hours of education in the specialized area of Agile Project Management set forth by PMI and required for all (PMI-ACP)® credential candidates. The course also offers 14 Scrum Alliance SEUs (Scrum Education Units) in category C.


Course Cost: $1495 per person – 3 day course

 

TUITION 2019-2020

MBA Credit Hour

$635

Three Credit Hour MBA Course

$1,905

Twelve MBA Courses

$22,860

 

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

FREE GMAT COURSE

The Wingate University's Charlotte MBA Program offers a free Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) prep course several times throughout the year. The next instructor-led course takes place in November on three Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at our Ballantyne campus.

The GMAT prep course consists of 3 workshop sessions:

  1. A review of content and strategies for the GMAT
  2. Instructor-led lessons on test-taking strategies based on leading GMAT review materials
  3. Assignment review and analysis from leading GMAT Prep text

Seating is limited and is based on a first come/first served basis. Completing the course should provide sufficient time to take the GMAT in time for possible enrollment in our Spring MBA Semester which begins January 13, 2020.

We hope you are able to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Please contact Amanda Sudol with any questions you may have or to register for the November Free GMAT Prep Course at asudol@wingate.edu or 704-233-6004.