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Graduate Programs

The Belk College offers three graduate degrees and participates in a number of interdisciplinary graduate programs with other colleges at UNC Charlotte.

Ph.D. in Business Administration

The Belk College began offering a Ph.D. in business administration, with a major in finance, in Fall 2006. The program is research-oriented, designed to prepare graduates for academic teaching and research careers. Graduates will be qualified for tenure-track professor positions at both national and international teaching universities and other educational institutions. Find out more...

Master of Business Administration

The MBA program builds a student's potential for a leadership position in today's complex business organization by developing effective communications, systematic and creative problem-solving skills; confidence in decision making; ethical insight; sensitivity to teamwork and consensus-building; and a world view. Find out more...

MBA & JD Dual Degree Program

The Dual Degree Program allows students to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte and a Juris Doctor (JD) from Charlotte School of Law in eight semesters of study.  Find out more…

Global MBAs

The Belk College currently offers MBA programs in Monterrey, Mexico and Taipei, Taiwan, as well as a dual-degree program in Economics in Copenhagen, Denmark, and numerous study-abroad opportunities. Information is available on the Global Programs website.

Master of Accountancy (MACC)

The Master of Accountancy degree is a multiple-track program designed to prepare accountants for the rapidly-changing expectations of the profession. Students may specialize in financial accounting and auditing or in tax accounting, or they may develop an individualized program of study. Find out more...

Master of Science in Economics

The Master of Science in Economics degree features a curriculum that is flexible, yet thorough in its approach to theoretical training and applied coursework. The program offers concentrations in Economics and in Economics/Finance. Find out more...

Master of Science in Real Estate

Through ongoing collaboration with industry leaders and a number of academic departments on campus, an interdisciplinary 32-credit hour M.S. in Real Estate curriculum has been created to develop the next generation of leaders in commercial real estate. 

Graduates will develop the skills necessary to evaluate complex commercial real estate transactions while working in a variety of different fields including appraisal, brokerage, capital markets, corporate services and development.  The program will draw prospective students from undergraduate programs in architecture, engineering, urban planning and geography, as well as the business disciplines. Find out more...

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs


Master of Science in Mathematical Finance

The Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program is designed to prepare students to pursue careers in finance. Increasingly, financial institutions, investment banks, and commodities firms rely upon highly sophisticated mathematical models to identify, measure, and manage risk. The advent of these models has triggered the emergence of a new discipline, Mathematical Finance, which requires professionals with extensive skills in both finance and mathematics.

The Mathematical Finance program is a joint program of the Departments of Finance and Economics in the Belk College of Business and the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students take courses from all three departments in an integrated curriculum. Students may use electives to tailor the program to their specific interests. Find out more...

Ph.D. in Computing and Information Systems - Business Track

The Belk College collaborates with the College of Information Technology on the Ph.D. in Computing and Information Systems – Business Track. Find out more...

Ph.D. in Organizational Science

The Belk College, in close partnership with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, offers a Ph.D. in Organizational Science. Organizational Science is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry focusing on employee and organizational health, well-being, and effectiveness. This research-oriented program has roots in the following disciplines (in alphabetical order): Human Resources Management, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Communication, Organizational Sociology and Social Psychology. Find out more...

Ph.D. in Public Policy

Faculty from the Department of Economics are actively involved in the Ph.D. in Public Policy program. Find out more...