Fifty years ago, UNC Charlotte launched the first graduate program in the region for working business professionals. Today, the Belk College’s nationally ranked part-time MBA has more than 4,200 alumni. The Belk College’s oldest and largest graduate program, the MBA has continued to grow to serve the Charlotte region and beyond.
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UNC Charlotte introduces the first graduate program for business professionals in the Charlotte region: Master of Management.
Allan Palmer, the Belk College's founding dean, created the unique part-time program at the urging of Charlotte business leaders who were looking to grow executive-level talent in the city.
Several dozen business professionals were selected from hundreds of applicants.
- All students were working full-time with at least five years of business experience.
The program was formalized when the newly consolidated UNC System was first created.
The first graduates receive their diplomas and begin applying their new management skills in the Charlotte marketplace and across the region.
The program becomes the Master of Business Administration, continuing the high academic quality and program structure as the MBA.
The Belk College MBA becomes the first graduate business program offered in Uptown Charlotte. Classes are held at CityFair.
First EGADE students take classes on UNC Charlotte's campus, beginning the international classroom experience for students of the dual MBA program.