Monday, February 12, 2018

It’s the only program of its kind in Charlotte, and only one of a handful throughout the nation. The Belk College of Business is offering a chance to learn more about its Master of Science in Management at Preview Day, Saturday, Feb. 24.

The innovative new master’s degree in management complements any non-business undergraduate degrees, filling a critical gap for graduates who desire a professional career, yet lack a business foundation. This program provides a unique approach to add relevant business acumen to resumes, versus an MBA, which typically requires prior work experience.

Program basics:

  1. The M.S. in Management instills the fundamentals of business through a core curriculum, providing transferable skills that better position graduates for employment in their field.
  2. The degree prepares individuals to solve business problems, evaluate and sell ideas and lead teams across a wide variety of functions and industries.
  3. The program is a full-time, 10.5 month, 30-credit hour degree, delivered in-person at UNC Charlotte Center City. It is cohort-based with no electives or concentrations.

Here’s what current applicants are saying about the program and its benefits:

  1. It’s valuable.
    The program provides the added layer of business skills in high demand.  Plus, it’s taught by top quality business leaders who have contributed to the Belk College’s national rankings.
  2. It provides distinction.
    It will help resumes stand out in the crowd. There is no other degree like it in UNC System, nor in Charlotte.
  3. It’s fast.
    The entire program takes just 10.5 months, so students can earn a master’s in less than a year.
  4. It’s personalized.
    Business fundamentals are taught while individualized career coaching, professional development and job search support are also tailored to the student’s career goals.
  5. It provides connections.  
    Students can leverage the impressively large and well-connected network of 19,000 Belk College alumni in the Charlotte region.
  6. It’s affordable.
    In-state tuition is just $18,000 ($31,000 less than other North Carolina programs), and the program offers scholarships and financial aid.
  7. It’s flexible.  
    No business prerequisites, work experience, thesis or dissertation required.