International Reception Welcomes Global Graduate Students as New 49ers

International Reception
Friday, September 7, 2018
International Reception provides an opportunity for incoming students to learn, engage and network.

The Belk College of Business is proud to welcome 19 incoming international graduate students from global partner institutions. This select group of students was welcomed to UNC Charlotte by Steve Ott, Dean of the Belk College of Business, with an evening International Reception on Friday, August 24.

In his welcoming remarks Dean Ott echoed the thoughts of UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip L. Dubois who shared that UNC Charlotte is "fully committed to a campus culture where our differences are celebrated as part of a vigorous intellectual community dedicated to academic freedom, robust debate and mutual respect.”

The reception provided an opportunity for incoming students to learn, engage and network. “We couldn’t be more honored and thrilled that you chose UNC Charlotte,” mentions Joël Gallegos, Assistant Provost for International Programs. “We have a network of over 50 institutions from around the world. We’re interested in cultivating our students and developing alumni from our programs that have lifelong connections with our institution and our UNC Charlotte community.”

This connection extends beyond their programs, as more than 60 percent of Belk College of Business alumni live and work in the Charlotte region, in addition to thousands more around the world. With more than 4,700 students and 100 full-time faculty, the Belk College is one of the Carolinas’ largest business schools. In one of the nation’s most dynamic business cities, top-tier talent and programs can be found at the Belk College of Business.

Global perspective for these international graduate students is largely shaped by the advantage that the city of Charlotte offers. In a city that Forbes ranked among the “Best Places for Business and Careers" and the “Best Cities for Jobs,” the Belk College is an extremely connected business school. The Center City campus is part of a major metropolitan skyline and just a few blocks away from six Fortune 500 companies.

The Belk College of Business is proud of its relationships with the following universities that support the global learning experience:

  • Copenhagen Business School in Denmark: The Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte and the Copenhagen Business School collaborate on an exciting double master’s degree program in economics. Graduates of the program receive both an M.S. in Economics with an Economics/Finance concentration from UNC Charlotte and a MSc in Economics and Business Administration, specializing in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School. Students spend one academic year in each location.

  • EGADE Business School of Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico: Together, EGADE and Belk College provide students at both schools the opportunity to earn two MBAs simultaneously with a Global Business Strategy certificate. This global MBA prepares executives to practice in a multicultural environment with the capacity to define and implement business strategies that generate competitive advantages in global organizations. The program generates the ideal environment for the interaction, open discussion and mutual enrichment of leadership skills needed in organizations worldwide.

  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) in China:  The partnership between UNC Charlotte and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics enables students to study for one year at UNC Charlotte and two years at SUFE. These students earn both an M.S. in Mathematical Finance from UNC Charlotte and a Master Degree in International Business from SUFE. Students gain strong quantitative skills in mathematics and in-depth knowledge of financial instruments and markets, and gain a solid understanding of finance, monetary economics and banking regulation.
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milan, Italy: Mathematical Finance students earn two degrees on two continents with UNC Charlotte and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. Students study for one year at each university and earn both an M.S. in Mathematical Finance with a Risk Management concentration from UNC Charlotte and a Laurea Magistrale (LM) in Banking and Finance from UCSC.

Student representing Copenhagen Business School in Denmark
Student from EGADE Business School of Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

Students from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Students from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 

The Belk College of Business welcomes the incoming international graduate students and looks forward to the future success of these global business leaders!

For more information on the international dual degree graduate programs offered by the Belk College of Business, please visit belkcollege.uncc.edu/global.