The U.S. News & World Report part-time MBA rankings, released today, position the Belk College part-time MBA at #35, achieving the program’s highest historical ranking. It is the #1 ranked public part-time MBA program in North Carolina.
The 2020 ranking places the Belk College of Business in the top 20 percent of all ranked part-time MBA programs nationwide. The Belk College of Business tied at #35 with University of California-San Diego, University of Richmond, Villanova University and Lehigh University. The Belk College MBA has seen its rank increase by five places, on average, with a steady 7 percent annual increase over the last five years. It places the Belk College MBA in good company with prestigious institutions like the University of Florida, Boston College, University of Maryland-College Park, Southern Methodist University and Rutgers University. This ranking comes as the Belk College MBA prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the program in the upcoming 2020 academic year.
With a 26 percent increase from the previous year, the Belk College MBA continues to applaud the innovative work of the high-caliber students and faculty that progress the program in new ways. “The dedication of our students, faculty, staff and alumni is truly recognized with a ranking that places us as one of the leading programs in the country,” said Belk College Dean Steven Ott. “This historical high in our part-time MBA ranking is the ideal way to begin our 50th anniversary of the program.”
UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business is an economic power player in the city of Charlotte. More than 60 percent of Belk College of Business alumni live and work in the Charlotte region, and our talented students directly benefit from the Belk College’s deep-rooted connection to the major business center. With almost 100 full-time faculty and more than 31,000 alumni worldwide, the Belk College of Business is a vital intellectual resource to the business community. Our partnerships with business leaders in the Charlotte area shape our industry-relevant curriculum and inform our applied research.
Belk College MBA students excel in a flexible face-to-face or hybrid format at UNC Charlotte’s Center City Campus that is integrated into the heart of Charlotte’s business core. The Belk College MBA offers an outstanding educational experience for current and aspiring managers and leaders. With distinguished faculty and direct industry connections, the Belk College MBA program offers a top quality graduate education in one of the fastest growing and most dynamic business cities in the United States.
View the full listing of U.S. News & World Report’s rankings or learn more about the nationally-ranked Belk College MBA. With rolling admissions, the Belk College MBA is currently accepting applications, and there is still time to apply for the fall semester.
Each year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing, including specialties in each area. The Best Graduate Schools rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. The data for the rankings in all six disciplines come from statistical surveys of more than 2,054 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 22,018 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2018 and early 2019.
MBA STUDENTS AND ALUMNI SHARE ABOUT THEIR BELK COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
ERICA REDINBO, MBA GRADUATE STUDENT
Army Veteran and MBA student, Erica Redinbo shares, “I appreciate the flexibility to fit the program around my schedule and the ease of using my veterans benefits throughout the duration of the program. These benefits, together with the high ranking and accreditation, were all key aspects when selecting my MBA program.”
MANUEL ZAPATA, MBA ALUMNUS
Manuel Zapata was a member of the first class at the Belk College to earn an MBA in 1972. Zapata, a native of Chile, is President of Zapata Engineering, a firm he established to provide engineering and construction services to the Department of Defense and private sector clients worldwide. Zapata believes in strong civic engagement and through the NC Department of Commerce, the Charlotte Chamber and Sister Cities program he has worked to strengthen Charlotte’s economic ties to the world.