Overview

Applicants
189
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.39
Years Work Experience
5.6
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
540 - 620
GPA
3.03 - 3.67

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
January 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 30

Round 1
January 15

Round 2
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
26:1
Total Faculty
87

100
Full-time
74
Minority
29
Female


Students Say

Students at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte love the "proximity to the financial district in Charlotte," which is a "financial hub" with "Fortune 500 and other reputable companies throughout the region." "The flexibility of the program allows you to customize your concentrations, so they are relative to your strengths and what you would like to do in a future career," remarks one happy student. There is a "focus on banking, as there are a lot of BofA, Wells Fargo, and TIAA-CREF students," and the school has a particularly strong finance faculty. "The work piles up and is demanding," one student says, "however, I'm getting used to the pace, and I feel that the extra work I put in is appreciated and noticed." UNC Charlotte "is known for its diverse background and for its high expectation of students, which helps set up a two-way benchmark establishing goals for both the business school and the students."

Students are very happy with the "very hands on" and "extremely flexible" administration. There is a "strong commitment from administrators to help students succeed at scholastic and career goals," and "administrators will bend over backwards to help you in any way they can," such as "constantly making you aware of internships and available jobs." The administration is particularly quick at "answering questions or fixing problems." "I have not had an issue yet that they haven't fixed quickly," one student says. "Overall they are friendly, responsive, and knowledgeable." "The business school staff is very helpful and always available." Students do feel the administration should do more for students outside of normal weekday work hours. There are "not many 'after-workhours' networking opportunities" and not enough "night/weekend class offerings for graduate studies."

Students are also proud of their professors, who "really care about their students" and whose "doors are always open." "My professors for the most part seem engaged, very intelligent, and reasonably demanding. The professors don't want cookie-cutter answers and encourage depth in responses." "A majority of the professors are top-notch," and the ones who aren't are "subject matter experts at worst." Although most professors "are really great," others "miss the mark and just teach the syllabus." "Like any academic institution, it's bureaucratic, but not so much." One student explains the school "is accessible, and you can always be pointed in the right direction."


Concentrations

Accounting
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Investment Banking
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management

Center for Research

Real Estate

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

Real Estate Finance & Development


Mathematical Finance


Data Science and Business Analytics



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Selected as a finalist to compete in 2013 Solar Decathlon

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$83,000

Students Say

The administration at the Belk College of Business is the school's "primary strength." They put in extra work to help students network and intern to improve future job pros- pects. "They helped me to create an exchange program with a top MBA program in the UK, even though no previous relationship existed," says one student. "UNC Charlotte offers great mentoring and career placement," and its location in the financial hub of Charlotte is very helpful for students. The school has "close ties to the Charlotte business community" and a "reputation for placement." The school claims a mean base salary of $83,000 for new graduates. Some prominent alumni include Susan DeVore, president and CEO of Premier; John P. Derham Cato, Chairman of the Board, president, and CEO of The Cato Corporation; and Kelley Earnhardt, General Manager of JR Motorsports.

Prominent Alumni

Gene Johnson
retired Chairman & CEO, Fairpoint Communications

Robert Niblock
Chairman & CEO -Lowe's Home Improvement

Kelley Earnhardt
General Manager, JR Motorsports

Robert Hull
CFO, Lowe's Home Improvement

Bob Qutub
CFO, MSCI, Inc.

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$12,263
Tuition (Out-State)
$24,550

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$811
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,519

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
253
Part Time
66%

Foreign Countries Represented
80

Demographics


Campus Life

Students Say

Students are very impressed with the diversity at UNC Charlotte. "We have students from all races, all different types of work backgrounds, etc. It is very beneficial for class discussions because of all the different types of opinions that are voiced." There is every- one "from students straight out of undergrad school to workers who have been in the field fifteen years, but everyone is friendly." "Students are heavily engaged in academics and current events." Still, "most are in their early thirties with careers and are married," and some students wish the school recruited younger students. Others enjoy the "experi- enced workers who see a benefit in taking time from their personal lives to invest in this program" and provide a "great mix of professionals from different industries."

Students do feel that the "social aspect of the school" is lacking. "I feel that there really isn't a strong connection with graduate students and campus life. There aren't many graduate-level activities and clubs, which is quite the opposite environment from what I am used to," explains one student. A stronger social aspect could also improve the "brand" and make it "even stronger in the surrounding areas." There could also be more "family involvement in the MBA program, such as weekend activities. This will allow spouses and children to feel good about their loved ones being away from home twice a week for two years." That said, "emphasis on student life has been increasing with the construction of the new Student Union and the fact that a new football program is com- ing to the school." "We know it's a business school," one student laments, "but a little less formality to actually make it fun and worthwhile would be great!"


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Corey Henderson
Associate Director

Address
320 East 9th Street
Suite 701
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States

Phone
704-687-7566

Fax
704-687-5309

Email
mba@uncc.edu


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