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If you are looking for new professional challenges and opportunities or seeking to make a difference through business, government, or nonprofit leadership, then one of the following programs may be just right for you.
Graduate Doctoral Degree
Educational Leadership - Doctor of Education (EdD): Fact Sheet | Program Website
The Doctor of Education Degree Program in Educational Leadership is a part-time program that prepares senior-level leaders for service in P-12 school systems and community colleges. It is a Carnegie-influenced executive doctoral program that prepares skilled scholar practitioners to lead organizations in solving complex problems of practice. It is a three-year program based on the cohort model.
Nursing - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Fact Sheet | Program Website
The Doctor of Nursing Practice is the terminal practice degree in Nursing. This degree builds upon the student's current knowledge of clinical practice. The DNP will prepare students to practice at the highest clinical level and provide leadership in our dynamic healthcare systems.
Accountancy (MAc): Fact Sheet | Program Website
The Master of Accountancy program prepares students from all backgrounds for successful careers in the private, government and public accounting sectors. Students will develop critical thinking and decision-making abilities, knowledge of current accounting theories and practices, and understanding of general and global business issues. Program graduates have the foundation for successful completion of their uniform CPA examination and professional licensure.
Business Administration (MBA): Fact Sheet | Program Website
The MBA program is designed for the WNC working professional. Courses, led by PhD faculty with professional experience, cover a wide range of business skills geared toward assisting students in expanding their toolbox of applied knowledge. The curriculum was created in collaboration with employers in Western North Carolina, WCU College of Business faculty, and recent MBA graduates. Our students exit the program Business Ready® to meet the employment needs of aspiring graduates and the regional business community. This 36 hour program (no prerequisites required) can be completed full-time in three semesters and part-time in six semesters.
Public Affairs (MPA): Fact Sheet | Program Website
Master of Public Affairs program offers a professional degree for part-time and full-time students interested in leadership careers in public service including government, nonprofit management, and public policy. Students work closely with experienced faculty to fit the program to their career needs while building lifelong professional networks.
Technology (MST): Fact Sheet | Program PDF
The MS in Technology prepares qualified candidates for professional careers that require technical applications related to quality assurance, manufacturing operations, and industrial supervision. The program is designed to serve working professionals through evening course offerings at Biltmore Park. The 30 semester-hour program will be offered in a cohort format with a limited enrollment. Four main areas include core courses, support area courses, electives, directed project and oral exam. The program is designed with sufficient flexibility to permit students to select a combination of courses in applied and supporting areas to meet individual career needs. Additional courses provide the opportunity to develop special research and application skills.