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North Carolina’s Economic Forecast: A Comeback in 2021

North Carolina’s Economic Forecast: A Comeback in 2021

Belk College Economist John Connaughton predicts a rebound in 2021
   September 23, 2020

The new year could bring a resurgence for North Carolina’s economy, which took a historic hit this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to John Connaughton, director of the Barings/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast. 

"While 2021 represents the first full year of the economic comeback from the COVID-19 recession, it is likely to take until early 2022...

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Belk College Rises in U.S. News Undergraduate Rankings

Belk College Rises in U.S. News Undergraduate Rankings

UNC Charlotte also ranks among top universities for social mobility
   September 23, 2020

UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business now ranks among the top 70 public business schools in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Undergraduate Rankings.

Overall, the Belk College moved up 12 spots from last year, tied for 116th overall and among the top three public business schools in North...

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Dean's Leadership Series launched

Dean's Leadership Series launched

Online series aims to celebrate college's 50th anniversary and give back to the community
   September 13, 2020

To celebrate its 50th anniversary and give back to the Charlotte community, UNC Charlotte's Belk College of Business is launching a new monthly online series. 

The Dean’s Leadership Series, presented by Belk College...

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Belk College 50: Share Your Memories

Belk College 50: Share Your Memories

The Belk College is kicking off its 50th anniversary by asking for you to share your memories
   September 2, 2020

The Belk College of Business is kicking off a yearlong celebration of its 50th anniversary by asking alumni, students, emeriti, faculty, and staff to share their memories.

Have a faculty member, student or staff member who has inspired you? What are you most proud of and what makes the Belk College most unique?...

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Charlotte Business Buzz: COVID-19’s Economic Impact on Charlotte

Charlotte Business Buzz: COVID-19’s Economic Impact on Charlotte

Belk College Economist John Connaughton says region is faring better than much of the country
   August 31, 2020

The nation’s economic downturn from COVID-19 has been all-encompassing, impacting all sectors of the economy at a pace not yet seen in American history. 

The Charlotte region is faring better than average, according to the May Barings/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast. And in July, insurance giant Centene Corp. announced that it selected...

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Charlotte Business Buzz: Driving Business in University City

Charlotte Business Buzz: Driving Business in University City

Darlene Heater, executive director of University City Partners, talks about what lies ahead
   August 26, 2020

Businesses across the Charlotte region are feeling the impact of COVID-19, including those in University City, an area that boasts an expanding business community with 75,000 employees and 11-million-square-feet of office space. 

University City Partners promotes...

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Charlotte Business Buzz: Elevating Queen City Entrepreneurs

Charlotte Business Buzz: Elevating Queen City Entrepreneurs

Belk College alumnus Bryan Delaney offers perspective on entrepreneurship in Charlotte
   August 26, 2020

Like many entrepreneurs, Belk College of Business alumnus Bryan Delaney ‘03 wears many hats. Among those, he is co-founder of Skookum, a technology services company that was recently acquired by GlobalLogic. The UNC Charlotte Foundation board member also helped create the EO...

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Get to Know Dean Troyer

Get to Know Dean Troyer

Learn more about Jennifer Troyer, Belk College's new dean
   August 21, 2020

This summer, Jennifer Troyer became dean of UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business. Only the seventh dean in the college’s 50th-year history, Troyer, a professor of economics and health economics...

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Charlotte Business Buzz: Family Business Amidst COVID-19

Charlotte Business Buzz: Family Business Amidst COVID-19

How family business can thrive in a pandemic
   August 20, 2020

Many family-owned and operated businesses were experiencing challenges from large online retail competition even before the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Today, they are faced with a new reality.

Torsten Pieper, associate professor of management in UNC...

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Charlotte Business Buzz: Career Searching in the AI Age

Charlotte Business Buzz: Career Searching in the AI Age

Here’s how UNC Charlotte is preparing students for this new environment.
   August 14, 2020

Video interviews, automated resume screening, and artificial intelligence are quickly changing the career landscape. 

To understand how UNC Charlotte is preparing students for this new environment, Jeffrey Jones, director of Executive Education and Continuing Education at the Belk College, recently sat down with Patrick...

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