Belk College Business Learning Community

Belk College Business Learning Community

Living. Learning. Succeeding.

“Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.” -Gary Ryan Blair

The Business Learning Community (BLC) is a cohort of freshman business students who live and attend classes together. The program is designed to ease transition to university life, enhance student academic performance, provide opportunities for student engagement and networking and improve the overall student experience.

Designed for diverse, highly-motivated students with leadership potential and an interest in community service, UNCC’s BLC provides freshman business students with a built-in community of learners and a current and future professional network.

BLC Philosophy

Amazing achievements happen when students and faculty develop a strong academic relationship both inside and outside the context of a classroom. Learning has no boundaries, and it is in this environment that a seamless understanding of key concepts can be examined and directly applied to everyday situations. It has been shown that fostering this type of relationship with students provides a springboard for curiosity and the desire to acquire knowledge. Students feel comfortable asking questions and participating in class because they know their instructor intimately.

Classes are kept small so instructors have adequate time to offer more individualized attention and to facilitate group discussions that are more meaningful to the participants. When class ends, the learning continues in the form of on campus speakers, special group projects and activities at the residence hall, as well as fieldtrips to the surrounding business community.