Critical thinking and leadership are at the heart of the UNC Charlotte MBA curriculum. Core classes immerse you in critical areas like finance, marketing, management and operations. From a complex spreadsheet to the principles of effective communication, you must first understand the functions of an organization before you can deliver effective strategic management.

Degree Requirements

The UNC Charlotte MBA is a 37-credit-hour program: the core courses (22 hours) and the elective/concentrations component (15 hours). Preparatory courses may be required for students who do not hold an undergraduate degree in business. Preparatory courses are not required for admission to the MBA Program. However, students must successfully complete courses in the preparatory courses before enrolling in 6000-level courses, except by permission of the MBA Director.

Core Courses

  • MBAD 6100 Leadership, Ethics and the Business Environment Seminar
  • MBAD 6112 The Economics of Business Decisions
  • MBAD 6131 Management Accounting
  • MBAD 6141 Operations Management
  • MBAD 6152 Financial Management
  • MBAD 6161 Human Behavior in Organizations
  • MBAD 6270 Marketing Management
  • MBAD 6194 Global Strategic Management

Electives and Concentrations

After completing the basics, your MBA education becomes a reflection of your professional goals. As you choose your elective courses, think of yourself as a startup: success depends on having a clear idea of where you want to go, and the flexibility and imagination to seize the opportunities along the way. The Belk College MBA offers 16 exciting concentrations including: Applied Investment Management, Energy, Entrepreneurship and Corporate Venturing, Financial Institutions/Commercial Banking, Information and Technology Management, Innovation and Growth Strategies, Marketing Analytics, Real Estate, Finance and Development, and a student-structured option.

Regardless of whether you decide to pursue a concentration or not, your MBA will be a unique experience. See the list of concentrations and courses here.