Belk Scholars Program

UNC Charlotte’s Belk Scholars Program in Business Analytics gives you the training, education and professional development to connect data to business outcomes. 
The Belk Scholars Program in the Belk College of Business, part of the Data Science Initiative, allows high-achieving students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years. The Belk Scholars Program seeks outstanding high school graduates who demonstrate a strong academic background and an interest in pursuing a graduate degree. The scholarship, made possible by Belk, Inc., covers in-state tuition renewable for four years as long as the student continues to meet program requirements.

January 2018 Belk Scholars Recipeients 

Do you like working with data, numbers, math and technology? Do you want to connect your passion for data with how decisions are made? Do you want to make a difference for companies? Do you want to be a leader in business analytics and be recruited to work at top companies in the field? This fast-track curriculum enables graduates to pursue lucrative, high-demand careers in business analytics. The combination of technical training and knowledge of the business environment sets Belk Scholars Program graduates apart in seeking rewarding careers in the burgeoning field of big data analytics.   For more information view the Belk Scholars Program Brochure.

Students completing the program earn a B.S.B.A. with a major in Business Analytics and one of the following master’s degrees: 

Although Belk Scholars are required to enter the program as Business Analytics majors, we recognize that students may develop a particular interest in another discipline. Belk Scholars are permitted, in consultation with the Director of the Belk Scholars Program, to change to another major within the Belk College of Business.   All Belk Scholars must complete the following math and programming courses: Calculus I, Calculus II, Matrices & Linear Algebra, Introduction to Probability & Statistics, and Programming for Business Analytics or another approved programming course.  Belk Scholars must also satisfy all prerequisite requirements for at least one of the Master's Degree Programs listed as options for the Belk Scholars Program.

Note: Students accepted into the Belk Scholars Program are required to have a membership in the Business Honors Program.  All students must complete the BHP Integrity Contract.