The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business and Economics is ranked within the top 1% of business schools worldwide with dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the business school and has graduated over 26,000 alumni since its inaugural class in 1969. Bryan School has a lot to celebrate, including being ranked 3rd in North Carolina for Part-time MBA program in the 2020 US News and World Report Ranking, and 4th in the US in the category for the Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students MBA Program by the Princeton Review in 2019.
Exceptional degrees for undergraduate students are offered in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, International Business, Marketing, Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality, and Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies. Business Administration students can enhance their degree with a concentration in Business Studies, Human Resources, or Management.
The Master of Business Administration features a program specifically for Early Career Professionals, as well as Experienced Professionals. Optional concentrations include Business Analytics, Cyber Security, Finance, Information Technology, International Business, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management. Students in the Early Career Professionals MBA will kick off their degree with a mandatory week-long Basecamp to learn program expectations and meet their cohort. Both programs feature the Professional Fridays’ series, individual sessions with the Graduate Career Specialist, MBA student/alumni mixers, company visits, and culminate with a Capstone Consulting Project. A joint MBA/MSN in Health Management is also available for seasoned healthcare professionals. Specialty Master’s programs are offered in International Business, IT and Management, Accounting, Retail Studies, or Applied Economics. On-campus Ph.D. programs include Economics, Information Systems, and Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies. The Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations is another great option for students looking to expand their business career options without fully committing to the MBA program.
The Bryan School serves over 3,700 undergraduate students and more than 450 graduate students annually, making it one of the biggest business schools in North Carolina. Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in Bryan Gold, a gamified approach to completing activities based on eight competencies employers seek. Business students can develop leadership and career skills through participation in one of the 19 organizations offered. The National Millennial Community participates in think tanks with Amazon, IBM, Toyota, Warner Brothers, and Microsoft. The Spartan Investment Club offers students opportunities to compete in the EFT Global Portfolio Challenge, the CFA Student Research Challenge, and the Stock Pitch Battles. Participation in these clubs frequently leads to internships or even permanent career placement. Students can also build their sales skills through the North Carolina Sales Institute.
Graduate students may complete the Online MBA, MBA for Experienced Professionals, or MBA/MSN in Health Management fully online. Specialty master’s degrees that can be completed virtually include the MS in International Business, IT and Management, or Retail Studies. The Ph.D. in Business is a 60-credit hour online program, with the option to customize the degree with a focus on Organizational Behavior, Strategy, or International Business.