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4 Takeaways: Risk Management and Insurance and COVID-19

4 Takeaways: Risk Management and Insurance and COVID-19

Dean’s Leadership Series panelists offer insight on reducing the financial impact of COVID-19.
   March 5, 2021

The Belk College of Business hosted its first 2021 session of the Dean’s Leadership Series on Thursday, Feb. 25, with a conversation on how risk management can help reduce the financial impact of COVID-19.

The session featured a panel of North Carolina-based insurance professionals and focused on several trending topics,...

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Belk College Programs Excel in Diverse 100 Rankings

Belk College Programs Excel in Diverse 100 Rankings

The Belk College is a top producer of Black graduates in finance, marketing and accounting.
   March 5, 2021

UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business is again receiving recognition for its commitment in helping minority students succeed. 

The Belk College is the no. 3 producer of finance degrees for African American students in the nation, up two spots from the previous year, according to the 2020 ...

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N.C. Forecast: COVID-19 No Longer Driving Economy

N.C. Forecast: COVID-19 No Longer Driving Economy

Economist John Connaughton sees the state’s economy bouncing back as vaccines become available.
   March 5, 2021

After a year of uncertainty due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, North Carolina’s economy will continue to rebound in 2021, according to John Connaughton, director of the UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast. 

“The good news is the fourth quarter COVID virus...

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Video Series Shows How Green and Gold Drive Business

Video Series Shows How Green and Gold Drive Business

New 50th anniversary-themed videos highlight Business Niners in Charlotte.
   February 26, 2021

The Belk College of Business has unveiled a new series of videos in connection with its 50th anniversary celebration. 

The series – which supports the anniversary theme “Green and Gold Drive Business” – highlights alumni, students and faculty, and their impact in Charlotte. ...

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Three Considerations as You Decide on a Business Master’s Degree

Three Considerations as You Decide on a Business Master’s Degree

Student Insight: Kelvin Pineda, M.S. in Management Ambassador, shares what you should keep in mind.
   February 22, 2021

Deciding to pursue a graduate degree is a major life decision that must be carefully considered as it is both a sizable financial and time investment. Admittedly when I decided to apply, I had little idea of what the journey would entail but was struck by the idea of obtaining my master’s degree as I knew it would open new...

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M.S. in Mathematical Finance Increases to No. 12 Ranking in US

M.S. in Mathematical Finance Increases to No. 12 Ranking in US

M.S. in Math Finance soars to its highest ranking ever, according to TFE Times
   February 16, 2021

UNC Charlotte’s Master of Science in Mathematical Finance program has once again been named among the top-ranked programs in the nation, ranking No. 12 in the ...

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Remembering Former Dean Steven Ott

Remembering Former Dean Steven Ott

Former dean’s leadership brought tremendous growth to the college.
   February 10, 2021

Steven Ott, whose leadership helped transform UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business into a leading research business school, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at age 65. 

Ott’s tenure as dean, from 2011-19, was a time of growing student enrollment, expansion of academic programs and research, and growing engagement with alumni and...

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Four Belk College Researchers Among World’s Top 2%

Four Belk College Researchers Among World’s Top 2%

The list evaluated and ranked approximately 7 million scientists across more than 20 disciplines.
   February 9, 2021

A recent Stanford University study placed four faculty researchers from UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business among the top 2% of scientists in the world.

The report, first published in PLOS Biology Journal, evaluated and ranked approximately 7 million scientists across more than 20...

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Belk College Launches Living History Project

Belk College Launches Living History Project

The college is partnering with the Atkins Library to tell the story of its faculty.
   February 8, 2021

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Dynamic Dean: Jennifer Troyer

Dynamic Dean: Jennifer Troyer

Dean brings a business mindset and an entrepreneurial approach to leadership.
   February 8, 2021

Jennifer Troyer, who became dean of the Belk College of Business in July, is focused on the college’s future.

The pandemic has not deterred Troyer from her goal to connect the greater Charlotte business community and the college’s...

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