University of North Carolina
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, or UNC Charlotte, is a 4-year, public university with a student population of more than 25,000. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 200 universities in the nation in 2011, UNC Charlotte has an average freshman retention rate of 77%. In addition, nearly 55% of full-time students attend the university with financial aid.
University of North Carolina Charlotte's Belk College of Business has more than 3,000 enrolled students and has graduated roughly 21,000 since it was first established. The Belk College of Business prides itself on its financial systems and databases, which include the Wharton Research Data System, Compustat, Bloomberg, Execucomp and Datastream. There are six academic departments within this college, and those interested in majoring in international businesses can expect to participate in courses through each department before earning their degree.
International Business Programs
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is designed for undergraduate students wishing to pursue various career tracks within the business field. Numerous areas of concentration are available to students enrolled in the undergraduate business administration degree program, one of which is international business. Students that graduate from the program will possess the skills required to work as FBI agents, civil servants, foreign diplomats and exchange traders. This program requires courses in international business economics, international financial management, global marketing management, international management and international business processes.
Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration offered by the Belk College of Business is designed for students with work experience who are seeking to gain additional insight into a particular area of interest. However, many students use the MBA degree to switch career tracks and help them become knowledgeable of areas of interest outside of their scope at work. The MBA program at the Belk College of Business can be completed full-time or part-time by students who are currently working. Students may choose several concentrations, including international business. MBA students that choose to study international business are be required to complete several courses, such as multinational financial management, international marketing and international business strategy. Students may also participate in the Global Business MBA that allows them to collaborate with partner institutions offering courses in their desired area of specialization. For instance, those wishing to concentrate in economics can receive a dual degree in economics through Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.