There are no formal prerequisites for program admission. Prospective students are, however, required to have completed College Algebra with a grade of ‘B’ or higher to gain entry to the program.

Yes. The M.S. in Management program accepts applications from international prospective students. You can find out more about international admissions by clicking here.

We encourage all potential students to visit the university and speak with our advisors, students and faculty to learn more about the program. There are times, depending on a candidate's credentials, when an interview is required.

Work experience is not a requirement for admission to the program. In fact, this program is tailored for those who have recently graduated with their bachelor’s degree, and would like to gain business knowledge to add to their current expertise in their subject area.

We are looking for determined, motivated individuals who have recently completed their bachelor’s degree in a non-business field. Our M.S. in Management students have a desire to learn. The ideal candidate will seek to increase their business knowledge and build upon their current expertise in their undergraduate field of study.

Recommendations for admission to the program will be made based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to successfully complete the program. Candidates will be admitted according to their perceived ability, promise of success and suitability to the program.

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Initial admission decisions are made starting in February. Students are encouraged to apply early, as the size of the cohorts are limited. Students who are not accepted for a given year, may re-apply for future cohorts.

We require students to have a bachelor’s degree in a non-business field. Prospective students can find the program’s full list of admissions requirements here.

The Graduate Admissions Office, not the Graduate Business Program Office, initially processes applications. You can track the status of your application online. The secret to timely processing of your materials is to send them early and make sure that everything is complete.

Financial Assistance

An application to any graduate program at UNC Charlotte requires a $75 application fee.

Because the University of North Carolina Charlotte is a state-funded research university, we are able to offer in-state tuition, which will be approximately $18,000 for the M.S. in Management program. For out of state students, tuition will be approximately $35,000.

In-state tuition for this program is up to $31,000 less than other Management programs offered at various colleges in the state. For out-of-state students, the UNC Charlotte program is up to $14,000 less than similar degrees at other North Carolina universities.

The UNC Charlotte Office of Financial Aid can determine a student’s eligibility for different types of loans, grants or other aid programs. In order to apply for federal or state financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Programmatic Structure

No. Our program is designed to create a rich learning environment, which is developed in the classroom. While you are studying independently, the in class experiences are necessary to allow for your cohort to exchange ideas and experiences through face-to-face meetings with our engaging and experienced faculty in the Belk College of Business.

The program is a cohort-based model designed to be completed within 10.5 months.

The course of study consists of 30 semester hours (10 classes).  This program is a cohort model and requires all courses to be taken in a specific order and on a specific timeline. The program is 10.5 months starting in Summer Session II (July) and ending in the Spring semester of the following year (May). Students must commit full time to this program and may not be able to work full time during this time.

There is no thesis or dissertation component for the program. Students are expected to complete all courses satisfactorily and will complete a capstone course in the spring semester of the program.

Career and professional development are an integral piece of the M.S. in Management curriculum. It will begin with an intensive five-week career “bootcamp” followed by relevant soft skill training sessions throughout the fall and spring semesters.

As a cohort program, students in the M.S. in Management program take courses together over 10.5 months. Courses are scheduled Monday through Thursday from 9 AM - 5 PM, generally.

Why an M.S. in Management?

The M.S. in Management is a specialized degree that focuses on providing cursory business knowledge to students so they may expand their current subject matter expertise to include business knowledge to maximize their future career opportunities. The MBA is a more general business degree that is for those who would like to work solely in the business field, often in a specialized functional area such as accounting or finance.

Yes. The Belk College of Business is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.

In addition to access to career assessments, support in the job search process and integrated real-world project experience in the classroom, you will also have access to our career and professional development staff for individual consultations and personally tailored career counseling.

UNC Charlotte’s M.S. in Management program is the first of its kind in the 17-campus University of North Carolina system. This program offers tremendous value at a fraction of the cost of other similar programs. Additionally, this program offers students valuable face-time with our highly-esteemed faculty, professional development opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, and the opportunity to connect with our 32,000+ alumni from the Belk College of Business.

The M.S. in Management program is designed for recent undergraduates interested in adding business knowledge to their current field of study expertise. Individuals who are attracted to the M.S. in Management program often seek to expand their career prospects by gaining business acumen to pair with their bachelor's degree field of study knowledge. Those who may consider the program might be interested in starting their own business, are interested in business consulting, want to work with non-profit or non-government organizations, or seek to move quickly in their career field to a management/leadership role.