Facts and Rankings

The Belk College of Business receives major rankings and top marks from leading publications and sources that recognize our achievements. Top qualities recognized by these rankings include student, and alumni feedback on return on investment, the promise of job security and higher starting salaries after graduation, as well as employer information on programs that best prepare students for success in the workplace.

With nearly 100 faculty members and more than 30,000 alumni, the Belk College of Business is a vital intellectual resource to the Charlotte business community. Our deep-rooted partnerships with business leaders in the Charlotte area create a dialogue that shapes our industry-relevant curriculum and provides one of the nation's most dynamic business cities with valuable research and employable talent.


Belk College MBA

  • #20 best part-time MBA in the nation — Bloomberg Businessweek (2015)
  • "Tier 1" program in "Global MBA" rankings CEO Magazine (2018, 2017, 2016)
  • Top 25% of part-time MBA programs in the nation — U.S. News and World Report (2019, 2018)
  • $20,000 average salary increase for graduates
  • Charlotte's most affordable part-time MBA
  • Complete your degree full-time in as little as 17 months or part-time in as little as 2 years
  • GMAT/GRE exam waiver available for highly experienced business professionals
  • All core courses offered in a traditional or "hybrid" format, combining the flexibility of learning online with the opportunity to engage, network, and collaborate face-to-face with faculty members who are industry experts.

 

M.S. in Mathematical Finance

  • #16 best financial engineering programs in the nation  The Financial Engineer (2018)
  • #23 best master program in financial engineering in North America — QuantNet (2017)
  • $88,000 average starting salary for graduates
  • $25,000 average salary increase for graduates
  • Complete your degree full-time in as little as 12 months or part-time in as little as 2 years
  • Exceptional UNC Charlotte undergraduate students are able to apply to the M.S. in Mathematical Finance as an early-entry student and begin graduate coursework before completing their undergraduate degree.
  • Earn two degrees on two continents with an International Dual Degree offered in Milan, Italy or Shanghai, China

 

M.S. in Economics

  • #39 best economics programs in North America  Eduniversal (2017)
  • #59 best economics programs in the nation — The Financial Engineer (2018)
  • $31,000 average salary increase for graduates
  • Complete your degree full-time in as little as 12 months or full-time in as little as 2 years
  • Earn two degrees on two continents with an International Dual Degree offered with Copenhagen Business School
  • Exceptional UNC Charlotte undergraduate students are able to apply to the M.S. in Mathematical Finance as an early-entry student and begin graduate coursework before completing their undergraduate degree.

 

Master of Accountancy

  • Top 25% of all accounting programs nationwide (#40)  The Financial Engineer (2018)
  • 91% CPA pass rate - well above the national average of 54.4 percent
  • 95% employment rate after graduation
  • Complete your degree full-time in as little as 12 months or part-time in as little as 2 years at UNC Charlotte's Center City campus conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte

 

M.S. in Real Estate

  • Offers one of only two student-managed real estate investment funds in the U.S. to give students experience in the analysis, investment and management of private real estate securities.
  • Ranked among the top 20 most active research institutions in real estate for the past decade
  • 67% of students receive scholarship funds
  • Curriculum counts toward CCIM designation, puts students on a fast-track to CPM designation and replaces the pre-licensing course, allowing students to immediately sit for the Broker's License exam.

 

Doctorate in Business Administration

  • First DBA in the Carolinas
  • Offered in an executive format over 10 long weekends per year
  • Work full-time, and obtain a doctoral degree more quickly than a Ph.D. program
  • Complete the DBA in as little as 3 years

 

Master of Science in Management

  • Only program of its kind in Charlotte
  • First program of its kind in the 17-school UNC System
  • 10.5 months to complete the program and add business acumen to a non-business undergraduate degree

 

Belk College Undergraduate Programs

 

 

Accreditation

The Belk College is accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting agency for degree programs in business administration and accounting. Less than 5 percent of business schools have earned AACSB Accreditation.

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