School and Ranking Information
The few schools in Charlotte with finance and accounting programs are 4-year non-profit and for-profit schools, along with a 2-year public school. The following school, due to its type, programs offered and student services, is a top area school for degrees in accounting and finance:
- Winner: University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the lone 4-year public school in the area with programs in both accounting and finance. This institution offers undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting, as well as programs in business administration with finance concentrations.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of North Carolina at Charlotte|
|Rankings||Tied at #201 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,107 (in-state), $18,636 (out-of-state)**|
|Accounting and Finance Programs Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Ph.D. is only available in finance, not accounting)|
|Accounting and Finance Degrees Awarded (Bachelor's and Master's) in 2013||511**|
|Most Popular Accounting and Finance Degrees in 2013||Accounting bachelor's (192 awarded); finance bachelor's (236 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||54%**|
|Noteworthy||UNC is the only school in the Charlotte area - and one of very few statewide - that offers bachelor's degrees through doctoral degrees in business administration; all of these programs can be pursued with finance concentrations***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***UNC Charlotte website
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Students at UNC Charlotte can get involved with the Financial Management Association
- The business college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- The College of Business works closely with area businesses, conducting research and collaborating with various organizations
UNC Charlotte provides more than 150 different degree options for its students. This institution's academic offerings come from its seven colleges, which include the Belk College of Business. Accounting programs and finance concentrations are found in the Belk College at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
For undergraduate, the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program includes courses on auditing, accounting information systems and income tax, and students may complete an internship. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance has an available finance and accounting concentration that covers courses on investments and financial accounting.
The MBA may be pursued either full-time or part-time and presents an available business finance emphasis that includes a course on corporate finance, as well as electives that include international finance. Further master's options include the Master of Accountancy and Master of Science in Mathematical Finance, which is offered by the business college along with the arts and sciences college. Students in the mathematical finance program can choose between tracks that include data analytics, computational finance and risk management.
Finance is the sole major available to students pursuing the PhD in Business Administration. This program has a heavy research focus and is offered on a full-time schedule.