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University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Belk College of Business Part Time MBA



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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time

Program Information

Specializations Offered: Business Analytics, Energy, Finance, General Management, International Business, Marketing, Real Estate, Self Designed Study, Supply Chain Management, Technology
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

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Program Rankings


#33 Businessweek Part Time MBA Programs

School Rankings


#23 Best Graduate Universities for Finance Professionals

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N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)



Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 69% accepted out of 189 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 30
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.39
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 605
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Out of State Application Fee: $65
  • In State Application Fee: $65

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Students applying to the Belk College of Business are evaluated based on their undergraduate record, GMAT scores, resume, personal essays, and letters of recommendation. The average GMAT score for entering students is currently 597. Work experience is strongly recommended but not required.

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Important Dates

Round 1





School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 305
Total Full-Time Faculty 73
Full-Time Faculty 100%

Student Life

Students are very impressed with the diversity at UNC Charlotte. “We have students from all races, all different types of work backgrounds, etc. It is very beneficial for class discussions because of all the different types of opinions that are voiced.” There is every­one “from students straight out of undergrad school to workers who have been in the field 15 years, but everyone is friendly.” “Students are heavily engaged in academics and current events.” Still, “most are in their early 30s with careers and are married,” and some students wish the school recruited younger students. Others enjoy the “experi­enced workers who see a benefit in taking time from their personal lives to invest in this program” and provide a “great mix of professionals from different industries.” Students do feel that the “social aspect of the school” is lacking. “I feel that there really isn’t a strong connection with graduate students and campus life. There aren’t many graduate-level activities and clubs, which is quite the opposite environment from what I am used to,” explains one student. A stronger social aspect could also improve the “brand” and make it “even stronger in the surrounding areas.” There could also be more “family involvement in the MBA program, such as weekend activities. This will allow spouses and children to feel good about their loved ones being away from home twice a week for two years.” That said, “emphasis on student life has been increasing with the construction of the new Student Union and the fact that a new football program is com­ing to the school.” “We know it’s a business school,” one student laments, “but a little less formality to actually make it fun and worthwhile would be great!”


The administration at the Belk College of Business is the school’s “primary strength.” They put in extra work to help students network and intern to improve future job prospects. “They helped me to create an exchange program with a top MBA program in the UK, even though no previous relationship existed,” says one student. “UNC Charlotte offers great mentoring and career placement,” and its location in the financial hub of Charlotte is very helpful for students. The school has “close ties to the Charlotte business community” and a “reputation for placement.” The school claims a mean base salary of $83,000 for new graduates. Some prominent alumni include Susan DeVore, president and CEO of Premier; John P. Derham Cato, Chairman of the Board, president, and CEO of The Cato Corporation; and Kelley Earnhardt, General Manager of JR Motorsports.

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The MBA Program at UNC Charlotte offers students the opportunity to invest in themselves and their careers by earning a highly respected MBA. As an MBA student at the Belk College of Business, you will learn more than management, finance and marketing. Our program is distinguished by its full and engaging curriculum, taught by our outstanding resident faculty. It is designed to teach you to think strategically, to communicate effectively and to work productively as part of a team - giving you the tools to succeed in today's complex, fast paced business environment.The MBA is offered in both a full-time and flexible evening format. The full-time MBA is a highly selective 17-month program. Students enter this program as a cohort following a set schedule that begins in August and concludes the following December. Core courses are offered at the UNC Charlotte campus during the day with concentration courses taken at UNC Charlotte Uptown in the evening. Students are also extended the opportunity to participate in professional internships or study-abroad programs during the summer term. The Flexible MBA is self-paced evening program, allowing students the option of completing the degree in as few as 18 months although students with full-time careers generally take 24-36 months to finish All Flexible MBA courses meet one evening per week, allowing students seeking a balance between work, graduate school, family and other commitments maximum flexibility.You may concentrate your MBA in one of nine defined academic areas (business finance, information & technology management, international business, management, marketing, economics, real estate finance and development, financial institutions / commercial banking, supply chain management) as well as the option to define your own. These choices allow you to customize your MBA to help you achieve your individual career goals and develop additional depth in an area of particular interest.The MBA program at UNC Charlotte is fully accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting agency for programs in business administration and accounting. This prestigious distinction is achieved as a result of the world-class faculty and highest caliber students that make up the Belk College of Business.

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Students Say

Students at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte love the “proximity to the financial district in Charlotte,” which is a “financial hub” with “Fortune 500 and other reputable companies throughout the region.” “The flexibility of the program allows you to customize your concentrations, so they are relative to your strengths and what you would like to do in a future career,” remarks one happy student. There is a “focus on banking, as there are a lot of BofA, Wells Fargo, and TIAA-CREF students,” and the school has a particularly strong finance faculty. “The work piles up and is demanding,” one student says, “however, I’m getting used to the pace, and I feel that the extra work I put in is appreciated and noticed.” UNC Charlotte “is known for its diverse background and for its high expectation of students, which helps set up a two-way benchmark estab­lishing goals for both the business school and the students.”Students are very happy with the “very hands on” and “extremely flexible” administra­tion. There is a “strong commitment from administrators to help students succeed at scholastic and career goals,” and “administrators will bend over backwards to help you in any way they can,” such as “constantly making you aware of internships and avail­able jobs.” The administration is particularly quick at “answering questions or fixing problems.” “I have not had an issue yet that they haven’t fixed quickly,” one student says. “Overall they are friendly, responsive, and knowledgeable.” “The business school staff is very helpful and always available.” Students do feel the administration should do more for students outside of normal weekday work hours. There are “not many ‘after­work-hours’ networking opportunities” and not enough “night/weekend class offerings for graduate studies.” Students are also proud of their professors, who “really care about their students” and whose “doors are always open.” “My professors for the most part seem engaged, very intelligent, and reasonably demanding. The professors don’t want cookie-cutter answers and encourage depth in responses.” “A majority of the professors are top-notch,” and the ones who aren’t are “subject matter experts at worst.” Although most professors “are really great,” others “miss the mark and just teach the syllabus.” “Like any academic institution, it’s bureaucratic, but not so much.” One student explains the school “is acces­sible, and you can always be pointed in the right direction.”

The Princeton Review


The MBA is a 37 credit hour program begins with developing a comprehensive understanding of the functions of an organization then builds upon this foundation to develop effective strategic management. Selecting elective courses in an academic concentration allows candidates to specialize their degree to further individual goals. Additional course work may be required of students in a preparatory component based on academic preparation and experience.

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Second Year Curriculum

Financial Management Marketing Management Global Strategic Management

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First Year Curriculum

Leadership, Ethics and the Business Environment The Economics of Business Decisions Management Accounting Operations Management or Service Operations Human Behavior in Organizations

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Financial Trading Room Real Estate Research Center

  • International Student Support Groups:

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

  • Minority Support Groups:

    The MBA program is extensively involved with the Charlotte Chapter of the National Black MBA Association.

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Tutoring is arranged on an individual student basis.

  • Research Facilities:

    Financial Trading Room Real Estate Research Center

  • Study Abroad:

    Mexico Taiwan Hong Kong Denmark England Germany

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Belk College of Business include:

Bob Qutub - CFO, MSCI, Inc.

Robert Hull - CFO, Lowe's Home Improvement

Kelley Earnhardt - General Manager, JR Motorsports

Robert Niblock - Chairman & CEO -Lowe's Home Improvement

Gene Johnson - retired Chairman & CEO, Fairpoint Communications

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