A city on the rise. A university with vision.

Charlotte, North Carolina, is a city on the move. Known as the “Queen City,” Charlotte is the 18th largest city in the U.S. and the heart of the nation’s fifth largest urban region. Fortune magazine has ranked Charlotte as having the nation’s best pro-business attitude.

Now a research intensive university, UNC Charlotte is the fourth largest of the 16 institutions within the University of North Carolina system and accounts for 67% of the system's growth. UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's only urban research university and the largest institution in the Charlotte region. 

Over the past two decades, Charlotte has transformed from a regional business hub to one of the largest financial services centers in the United States. Home to the global headquarters of seven Fortune 500 companies, the region has become a magnet for ambitious and aspiring young professionals from all over the world.

Just as the city has evolved, UNC Charlotte has as well. With innovative academic programs and research centers in its seven colleges, the university actively collaborates with local business leadership to incorporate emerging business trends, ideas and innovations into its academic programs.

Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors are accomplished business and civic leaders who work closely with The Belk College to ensure our relevance to the business community.  Through its insightful recommendations, the board helps us constantly refine and improve our curriculum and programming.  An MBA should be a reflection of current business trends and opportunities, and with the mentoring of these business leaders, The Belk College of Business remains at the forefront of educating the business leaders of tomorrow.

For full biographies on our existing council members, click here.