University of North Carolina at Charlotte is one of a generation of universities founded in metropolitan areas of the United States immediately after World War II in response to rising education demands generated by the war and its technology. To serve returning veterans, North Carolina opened 14 evening college centers in communities across the state. The Charlotte Center opened Sept. 23, 1946, offering evening classes to 278 freshmen and sophomore students in the facilities of Charlotte’s Central High School.
A doctoral/research intensive university, UNC Charlotte is composed of seven colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences and six professional colleges — Architecture, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Information Technology, and Health and Human Services. The university offers more than 80 programs leading to bachelor’s degrees, over 58 master’s degree programs and 12 doctoral programs. The university also offers a multidisciplinary Honors College for talented, motivated undergraduates and a Graduate School. UNC Charlotte’s faculty includes 879 full-time members, with nearly 90 percent holding the highest degree in their fields.
The Belk College of Business
The Belk College of Business is located in Charlotte, one of the country’s fastest-growing cities and one of the most exciting financial services centers in the world. Within this dynamic business environment, the Belk College offers an outstanding learning opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students. Structured to accommodate the diverse needs of students, the Belk College MBA program builds on a tradition of excellence, with the flexibility and vision to keep abreast of changes in today’s competitive marketplace.