The Belk College of Business part-time M.B.A. program has staked its claim to national prominence.
For the second consecutive year, the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is among the top tier of part-time programs in the country, according to the 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group.
UNC Charlotte tied for 55th place among 326 programs in the annual ranking, moving up four spots from last year. The rankings are calculated based on responses by business school deans and M.B.A. directors, as well as students’ GMAT scores, work experience and undergraduate GPAs. Other universities in UNC Charlotte’s tier include Rutgers, Villanova and the University of Richmond.
“This national ranking is a testament to the quality of students who are choosing to attend the UNC Charlotte M.B.A. program,” said Belk College Dean Steven Ott. “It’s also validation that the good work going on at the Belk College is now being recognized nationally. With this positive momentum, we expect to continue to improve our ranking in the future.”
Based at UNC Charlotte Center City, the University’s M.B.A. program enrolls more than 300 students. In addition to the M.B.A., the Belk College of Business offers graduate degrees in accounting, economics and mathematical finance. Starting with the fall 2012 semester, the college will offer a Master of Science in Real Estate.
Highlights of the rankings will be published in the Best Graduate Schools 2013 edition book, available April 3. Information about the methodology and data research used for the rankings is available online.
With more than 2,700 undergraduate students, nearly 700 graduate students, 79 full-time faculty and more than 21,000 alumni, the Belk College of Business is one of the Carolinas' largest business programs.