In America’s second largest financial city, it is well known that the one and only comprehensive business school is UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business. We were the first to offer an MBA in Uptown Charlotte and the first in the region to attain the prestigious AACSB accreditation. Our campus is part of a major metropolitan skyline, and within walking distance of seven Fortune 500 companies. For decades, our world-class faculty have partnered with the business community to create a curriculum that supplies in-demand graduates to Charlotte’s thriving businesses. We have more than 28,000 alumni worldwide, 18,000 of whom currently work in Charlotte — making the Belk College the most connected network in a city that Forbes ranked amongst the “Best Places for Business and Careers.” The Belk College of Business offers five different master’s degrees: Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy, M.S. in Mathematical Finance, M.S. in Economics and M.S. in Real Estate. Also offered are Ph.D. programs, a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program in Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA), certificates that will update or augment your business knowledge and a newly launched executive-format Doctorate in Business Administration.
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION A half-mile from some of the nation’s financial giants, UNC Charlotte students immerse themselves in our top-ranked MBA program. Every year, our graduates flood the ranks of the Fortune 500, with an average salary increase of $20,000. Our rigorous curriculum is designed to meet the needs of both working professionals and full-time students. The option of a traditional or “hybrid” format gives students the flexibility of learning online, and the opportunity to engage, network and collaborate face-to-face at our Center City campus. Further specialize your degree with more than a dozen concentrations including unique options such as: Applied Investment Management, Business Analytics, Energy or a student-structured option. Enhance your global acumen with intensive, week-long study abroad courses. Regardless of your background, the Belk College of Business MBA program teaches you business inside out, backward and fast-forward.
GMAT/GRE WAIVER An exclusive opportunity for highly experienced business professionals with budgetary and leadership experience and a strong academic record to qualify for a GMAT or GRE placement exam waiver.
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CHIEF RISK OFFICER, BWX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. “Earning my MBA at UNC Charlotte equipped me with the knowledge and confidence to succeed in a hypercompetitive business environment.”
MASTER OF ACCOUNTANCY Charlotte’s biggest businesses count on our graduates. Our Master of Accountancy program has an active recruiting pipeline to the Big Four accounting firms, major corporations and financial institutions. In fact, most of our students secure a job within their first semester, and the program boasts a 93% employment rate. This is more than just number crunching and networking. Our program is a community of faculty and students, peers and colleagues that are mutually invested in each other’s success. Learn full-time and graduate in just 12 months, or enroll part-time to graduate in two years.
PROGRAM CONCENTRATIONS We offer four concentrations: Professional Accounting for students with non-accounting backgrounds, Financial Accounting/Auditing or Tax for accounting undergraduates depending on their area of specialization and an individualized concentration to meet your unique interests and career goals.
CPA PASS RATE KYLIE WARNE
INTERNATIONAL TAX ASSOCIATE, DELOITTE “The faculty support and program connections to the business community throughout the recruitment process really gave the program a community feel.”
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICAL FINANCE Data and the people who understand it are more valuable now than ever before. So here are our numbers: We are ranked #20 by The Financial Engineer, #24 by QuantNet and our graduates enjoy an average starting salary of $83,000. The M.S in Mathematical Finance is an interdisciplinary program that unites finance and mathematics, deepening students’ understanding of financial modeling to identify, measure and manage risk. Our rigorous curriculum prepares students for high-powered financial careers in investment banking, financial modeling, software development, risk management, trading desk support and portfolio management.
DUAL INTERNATIONAL DEGREE Earn two degrees on two continents with UNC Charlotte and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milan. Students study for one year at each university and earn both an M.S. in Mathematical Finance from UNC Charlotte and a Laurea Magistrale in Banking and Finance from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
#20 NATIONWIDE BY THE FINANCIAL ENGINEER HAN ZHANG
MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF RISK ANALYTICS, WELLS FARGO “The q uant itat ive s k ills I g ained in t he p ro g ram g ave me a co mp et it ive ad vantage in t he financial secto r.”
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ECONOMICS UNC Charlotte M.S. in Economics graduates are in demand. We have a reputation for placing graduates in Fortune 500 firms, Ph.D. programs and policy-oriented government jobs with an average starting salary of $86,000 or an average salary increase of $22,000. Our program combines economic analysis with advanced quantitative methods that prepare graduates for analytical and management positions. We offer four different concentrations: Quantitative Methods, Applied Economic Analysis, Financial Management and Quantitative Financial Economics. The program can be completed full- or part-time in 12-30 months.
EARLY ENTRY PROGRAM An exclusive opportunity for students obtaining their bachelor’s degree in economics at UNC Charlotte to take courses that can be applied to both their graduate and undergraduate programs—accelerating their completion of both degrees.
DUAL INTERNATIONAL DEGREE Give your resume a global pedigree with an M.S. in Economics from UNC Charlotte and an M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School. Students spend one academic year in each location, and build their network on two continents.
100% PLACEMENT RATE ANIKA KHAN
SENIOR ECONOMIST, WELLS FARGO SECURITIES “As a senior-level economist, I use the skills I learned in the program to help our clients look beyond basic data.”
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN REAL ESTATE Plug your career into the #2 fastest growing city of the country’s 25 largest metropolitan areas. Our Charlotte-based M.S. in Real Estate provides a networking advantage in one of America’s modern real estate boom towns. With steadfast support from industry leaders, our graduates are trained to manage the complexities of commercial real estate, finance, development and construction. More than 60% of our students are scholarship earners, and our graduates enjoy an average starting salary of $83,000.
CHILDRESS KLEIN CENTER FOR REAL ESTATE Ranked among the top 20 research institutions for the past decade, the Childress Klein Center for Real Estate supports the development of real estate professionals, advanced real estate research and community partnerships and education.
100% EMPLOYMENT RATE AMIN SHAKYA
RISK MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE - VALUATION, TIAA “The combination of faculty research and varied student backgrounds brought real-world experience and application to the classroom.”
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