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Bryan School of Business and Economics The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

  • Greensboro, NC
  • Public
  • Urban
  • 41%59%
    student ratio
  • 466
    total students
  • $2,692 | $13,742
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition


A Highly Ranked Business School in the Southeast

The Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is one of the largest business schools in the state and has been nationally recognized for its academic excellence. "Bloomberg Businessweek" has ranked the Bryan School's Evening MBA program 22nd among public universities in the US, 12th for academic quality, and 4th in lowest program cost. "The Princeton Review" has named the Bryan School as one of the top schools in the Southeast for its 13th consecutive year. "US News and World Report" has ranked Bryan's MBA program among the top 100 part-time programs in the US and among the top 50 programs at a public university. The Bryan School's AACSB International accreditation in business and accounting places it among the top 3% of business schools in the world.

The MBA Program at the Bryan School

The Bryan School of Business and Economics Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to manage complex professional and economic environments within their communities and within the global context. The Bryan School offers both a day and evening version of the MBA program with concentrations in finance, information technology (IT), marketing, and supply chain management.

The full-time day program is one of the only MBA programs in the country designed specifically for recent college graduates with limited or no professional experience. The curriculum covers both business fundamentals and specialized knowledge and is designed to develop highly sought after analytical, communications, and managerial skills within a 2-year time frame. Full-time MBA students are required to participate in 8-10-week professional summer internships.

The Evening MBA is the first part-time program of its kind in the region, specifically designed to be flexible and meet the needs of working professionals. The 39-credit intensive course can be completed in 28 months by taking courses year-round. Evening and part-time students are encouraged to participate in an internship at any point during their studies.

The Bryan School has offered the MBA program for over 40 years, and has nearly 3,000 alumni. MBA graduates have taken positions at prestigious companies across the North Carolina Triad region and around the world, including APEX Analytix, BB&T Bank, LabCorp, North Carolina Credit Union League, and Syngenta Crop Protection.

Business Offering a Range of Concentrations

The Bryan School of Business and Economics is a competitive business school offering four concentrations within their MBA program - Marketing, Finance, Information Technology, and Supply Chain Management. Additionally, post-baccalaureate certificates in healthcare information technology, supply chain management, and information technology can be added to a student's individualized degree. The curriculum connects the classroom to the business community through a focus on ethics, globalization, innovation, leadership, problem solving, and sustainability.

The MBA program educates exceptional problem solvers who are designed for working professionals who are looking to advance in or switch careers, and who want to make lasting differences where they live, work, and lead. The Bryan School offers a full-time day program and an evening part-time program.


Faculty members in the Bryan School of Business and Economics are accomplished scholars and business professionals. For example, Dr. Esra Memili has contributed to more than 45 publications in 6 years, including 16 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Eric W. Ford is an active member and board chair to a number of professional organizations, including the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, and Southern and National Academies of Management.

Distinguished Professor Dianne Welsh has won numerous accolades for her accomplishments in UNC Greensboro's entrepreneurship programs, including the Best Practices Award from the Small Business Institute and Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program Award from the US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

The Bryan School's faculty take time to assist their students - both in and outside of the classroom.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Graduate Students at UNCG

The financial aid office at UNCG assists graduate students in reaching their academic goals by helping to secure assistance in the form of grants and loans. Full-time students in the Bryan School of Business and Economics may also be eligible to receive honorary fellowships, scholarships, or graduate student assistantships as ways to reduce program costs. Examples include the Bryan MBA Excellence Scholarships for individuals with high potential to succeed as organizational leaders, the merit-based Balbirer-Hirsch Family Scholarship, and the Stanley and Dorothy Frank Entrepreneurship Fellowship for students with experience starting and owning businesses.

Graduate Student Life at UNC Greensboro

UNCG hosts numerous opportunities for students to share their interests and enthusiasms. There are nearly 200 student organizations and 18 intercollegiate athletic teams through which students can become involved on campus. In addition, UNCG hosts a variety of intramurals and club sports, a campus golf course, student newspaper and literary magazine, student radio station, music and choral groups, drama and dance performance groups, Greek organizations, and community service opportunities.

Graduate students have additional unique opportunities and resources. Phinished is a campus discussion and support group focusing on issues around finishing theses. GradHacker is a blog listing breaking news, lively commentary, and thousands of job postings. Graduate student workshops are coordinated by fellow students, and cover topics like student loan management and writing support.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro -- One of the Original 3 Campuses in the UNC System

Founded in 1891 on a 10-acre site, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro began as part of an initiative to improve educational opportunities for women. Today, UNCG is one of 16 independent campuses in the UNC system, and with over 18,000 students on 210 acres, is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad region. The curriculum is guided by a focus on service, collaborative research, leadership, globalization, and innovative programs.

UNC Greensboro is located in Greensboro, North Carolina, which offers big city amenities with a small-town feel. There is a dynamic mix of activities and attractions in the area, including parks, recreational opportunities, and cultural events. Downtown Greensboro is a bustling area only a mile from campus, which includes local shops, restaurants, nightclubs, and a minor league baseball stadium.

Location & Contact

Bryan School of Business and Economics

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

1400 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27412-5001
United States

James Weeks

Ms. Michelle Harkleroad

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA)
      Post Master Certificate (PMC)
      Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      Master of Science (MS)
      Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Arts/Doctor of Philosophy (MA/PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


35% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 376
    • Accepted 133
    • Acceptance Rate 35
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $45
    • Application Fee - International $45
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline July 1st Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT, GRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$2,692
    • Out-of-state tuition *$13,742
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students466
    • Female Percentage41%
    • Male Percentage59%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students466
    • Part-time Percentage26%
    • Full-time Percentage74%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American9%
    • White / Caucasian69%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian15%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown4%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty75
    • Full-time Percentage76%
    • Part-time Percentage24%
    • Female Percentage19%
    • Male Percentage81%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchSmall business consultants, South East economic index, econometric model of U.S. agricultural sector, labor unions, technological change
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported



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