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Graduate Programs

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

Masters Programs


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.

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.

M.S. in Mathematical Finance (Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs)

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.

M.S. 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.

M.S. 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.

P.S.M. in Data Science and Business Analytics

UNC Charlotte has created the regions first graduate-level program dedicated to creating leaders in the fields of data science and business analytics. The program is designed for working adults, with a flexible delivery model that makes it accessible for part time or full time students.   Our students are practitioners, trained to manage flood of “big data” and to bridge the gap between science of data and the needs business.

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. 

Certificate Programs

Business Foundations Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations is a great option for students who want to continue their education at the graduate level and explore the world of business, and is intended for individuals interested in career advancement, professional development, or a career change. The Certificate is a concentrated 12-hour program that offers fast-paced, application-oriented instruction in fundamental business knowledge, and meets prerequisites for most MBA programs.  The Certificate is particularly beneficial to students who hold a bachelor's degree in a non-business area of study but seek opportunities within new careers in business and industry. This Certificate is compatible with our MBA degree requirements, enabling certificate recipients to transition into the MBA program. Certificate recipients who wish to apply for admission to the MBA program must follow application requirements.

MBA Plus Certificate

The MBA Plus post-master’s graduate certificate program provides an opportunity for graduates of AACSB-accredited MBA programs to broaden and update their business education. As business conditions, tools, and techniques change rapidly, the MBA Plus provides an excellent way to staying at the forefront of knowledge.

Real Estate Certificate

UNC Charlotte offers a graduate certificate in real estate finance and development for individuals who wish to pursue advanced study in real estate finance and real estate development.

PhD Programs

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.

Ph.D. in Computing and Information Systems - Business Track (Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs)

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

Ph.D. in Organizational Science (Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs)

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.

Ph.D. in Public Policy (Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs)

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

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