The Belk College of Business seeks a diverse group of MBA students. Applications are evaluated on a number of factors, including past academic performance, GMAT or GRE scores, work experience and references.

AdmissionS Requirements​

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A satisfactory GPA on all previous work beyond high school
  • Three academic or professional recommendations
  • A statement of purpose describing the applicant’s experience and objectives in undertaking graduate study
  • Unofficial transcripts of all academic work attempted beyond high (secondary) school can be used for admission review. An official (officially certified) final transcript must be submitted if an applicant is offered admission.  International transcripts provided in a language other than English should be uploaded, but a translated version should be uploaded as well.
  • A resume or a CV
  • A satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE test comprising of acceptable levels on both the verbal and quantitative scores. For more information on minimum GMAT or GRE score requirements, please click here
    • Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the Belk College MBA has temporarily waived the GMAT/GRE test requirement for Spring 2021 graduate program admissions. If the Graduate Admissions Committee is able to decide upon an application without GMAT/GRE test scores, they will do so. If not, the Graduate Admissions Committee may ask that applicants complete the online GMAT/GRE option.
  • The Belk College of Business may consider waiving the GMAT/GRE for candidates who meet certain requirements. Learn more here.

Although work experience is not a requirement for admission to the program, applicants are encouraged to acquire some experience prior to applying to the program. Three years of work experience is preferred.

More information on graduate admissions and the graduate school application.

For International Applicants

In addition to all of the requirements listed above, students must submit:

  • An official TOEFL or IELTS score to demonstrate English proficiency. For the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the minimum score is 83 (ibt). For the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), the minimum overall band score is 6.5.

International applicants should refer to the International Admissions website for deadlines and additional admissions information.


The Belk College MBA program admits students throughout the year on a rolling basis.

Priority will be given to applications received by March 1 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission. Applications will continue to be reviewed on an ongoing basis as space permits. Enrollment is limited, so students are encouraged to apply early.

*The application process is managed by the UNC Charlotte Graduate School and UNC Charlotte International Admissions Office.