Spotlight On Bryan School of Business & Economics at UNC Greensboro

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Prodigy Finance - September, 21 2022

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Founded in 1969, the Bryan School of Business is the largest of the seven professional schools at the University of North Carolina(UNC) at Greensboro. The School of Business & Economics, is one of the top 1% of the business schools worldwide to achieve accreditation in Business as well as Economics by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(AACSB International).

The Bryan School of Business & Economics is named after Joseph M Bryan, a philanthropist and prominent figure in Business.

Bryan School of Business: Fast Facts

  • The Bryan School of Business and Economics offers 11 undergraduate, 6 master’s, 4 doctoral, and 14 graduate certificate programs.
  • Total Students: 4000+
  • Graduate students: 650
  • Alumni: 28,000 (74% reside within North Carolina)
  • UNC Greensboro is a minority-serving institution - more than half of the student population is from a minority background.
  • UNC Greensboro was ranked #1 in NC for social mobility by US News & World Report in 2021.

UNC Greensboro Campus: Where is the Bryan School of Business & Economics located?

UNC Greensboro is located in the city of Greensboro, the third largest city in North Carolina with a population of approximately 270,000. UNC Greensboro is a challenging, supportive and engaged community. Founded in 1891, it is the largest and most diverse university in the Triad, serving more than 20,000 students.

UNC Greensboro’s picturesque campus includes more than 30 academic buildings and 30 residence halls on 250 acres. Opportunities for student engagement include more than 200 student organizations, 17 Division I athletic teams, intramurals, club sports, wellness center, campus golf course, student newspaper, student literary magazine, student radio station, music and choral groups, drama and dance performance groups, concerts, lecture and film series, internships, outdoor adventures program, fraternities and sororities, community service, and more! IPC also offers a variety of ways for students, scholars, and families to get involved in programs and events throughout the year.

Bryan School of Business Courses: What can you study?

The courses offered at the Bryan School of Business are: MBA, MS in Accounting, MS in IT & Management.

Students can customize their MBA by selecting from more than 30 elective courses. They can use the required 9 elective hours to complete one of the seven concentrations. With 3 additional hours a student can add a separate graduate certificate in most of the concentration areas.

Job Placement: Bryan School of Business & Economics

90% of master’s students are placed within 6 months of graduation.

Bryan School of Business & Economics: Admissions Details

Application deadlines

  • Priority deadline for Summer and Fall enrolment - March 1
  • Final deadline for Summer enrolment - April 1
  • Final deadline for Fall enrolment - June 15
  • Deadline for Spring enrolment - November 15

Admissions requirements

There are no pre-requisite or major requirements. All applicants must have obtained a bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent international degree)

The school hosts monthly virtual information sessions (application fee waiver opportunity), finance and funding webinars, application webinars, and online course previews. Interested students can register online.

Bryan Business School: Application & Admission FAQs

How can I obtain an application fee waiver?

Applicants can also earn an application fee waiver ($65 value) by attending a Virtual Information Session (offered monthly). Students may register at the Graduate Connections page.

How long does it take to receive an admissions decision?

Submitted applications are held until all supporting documents, including letters of recommendation, test scores (if applicable), and credential evaluations (for non-US transcripts), are received and verified. Please see the program’s admissions webpage for the complete list of required documents.

Once an application is submitted, the application fee is paid, and all supporting documents are received, it will be forwarded to the admissions committee where it will undergo a holistic review. Applicants typically receive an admissions decision within two to four weeks, however the process can take longer.

What is the GPA or GRE/GMAT requirement for my graduate program?

The Bryan School recognizes that there is more to their applicants than their GPA and test scores, therefore the graduate programs do not have a minimum GPA or test score requirement. The graduate program admissions committees take a holistic approach to application review. This means that lower scores in some areas of the application can be overcome by higher marks in other areas of the application.

On average admitted students have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants with a lower GPA and less than 5 years of work experience may benefit from providing a GRE or GMAT score or first completing a graduate certificate to demonstrate their academic capability. Successfully completed graduate certificate coursework may count towards a master’s degree program.

What type of transcripts are required for the graduate program application?

Graduates of non-US academic institutions must provide a course-by-course transcript evaluation from any of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES®) approved agencies listed within the International Applicant Guide. The purpose of the evaluation is to authenticate the student’s academic credentials and ensure that course credit and U.S. grade equivalency are completed accurately. This also eliminates the need to send official, translated transcripts from the school(s) to UNCG.

Do I need a business degree to apply to a Bryan School master’s or certificate program?

The Bryan School welcomes applicants from a variety of majors and backgrounds with at least a bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution. While a background in business can be helpful, it is not required in order to be successful in the program.

How much time should I plan to study each week?

For on campus courses, faculty suggest setting aside one hour of study time for each hour that a student spends in the classroom each week. For example, for a class that meets once per week for 3 hours students should plan to spend an additional 3 hours outside of the classroom. Students enrolled in online coursework should be prepared to spend two hours per week for every credit hour of enrolled coursework. For example, if a student is enrolled in two courses (6 credit hours), they should plan to spend 12 hours per week engaged in the course.

For the MBA program, what is the difference between the Early Career Professional and Experienced Professional track?

The UNCG MBA program curriculum consists of 45 credit hours. To further customize the program, the Bryan School offers two experience-based tracks: the Early Career Professional Program or the Experienced Professional Program for students with more than five years of professional work experience. Students in the Experienced Professional track have the option to waive the Basecamp and 3-credit hour internship course requirements.

How do I apply for a graduate assistantship?

Graduate assistantships are limited and highly competitive. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their completed application as early as possible. Applicants may indicate their interest in a Bryan School graduate assistantship from within the online application. Other graduate assistantship opportunities may also be available through Spartan Talent.

What type of transcript evaluation is required for non-U.S. academic transcripts?

Application documents and transcripts are processed by the UNC Greensboro Graduate School Admissions office. More information about credential evaluations for non-US academic institutions can be found within the International Application Guide. The guide also includes information on English language proficiency exams and waivers, visa processing, and conditional admission options. The International Programs Center website also includes helpful information for non-US residents such as housing options and available services for international students. For questions relating to international application requirements, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office.

Are the estimated program costs on the website by semester, by year, or for the entire program?

The figures within the Program Costs section of each program’s webpage are the estimates for the entire length of the program.

Please note that program cost estimates include tuition and fees based on the most recent Graduate Tuition and Fee Schedule and do not include the cost of textbooks or student health insurance. Visit our website for more detailed information. Tuition and fees vary depending on the program track pursued and the number of credit hours taken each semester.

Significant rankings of the University programmes

  • #2 On Campus MBA in U.S. - Greatest Resources for Minority Students
    Princeton Review, 2022

  • #34 Best Online Graduate IT Program in the U.S.
    U.S. News, 2021

  • #48 Best Online MBA in the U.S.
    The Princeton Review, 2021

  • #2 Best Online Master’s in Business in North Carolina (Non-MBA)
    U.S. News, 2022

Bryan School of Business & Economics for International Students

The International Programs Center (IPC) provides support and guidance to international students throughout the admissions process and enrolment. The MS in IT & Management program is a STEM-designated program.

Are there any scholarship opportunities for the international students?

Graduate assistantships are available for full time, on campus students. Graduate assistantships provide the opportunity to work up to 18 hours per week while earning a modest stipend. Some graduate assistantships also include a tuition discount or waiver.

Prodigy Finance international student loans for the Bryan School of Business & Economics

Prodigy Finance offers loans for international masters students at the Bryan School of Business & Economics at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Students from supported countries pursuing masters programmes that can be completed in less than 2 years are eligible to apply.

  • Maximum loan amount: up to 100% of the school-provided cost of attendance (tuition plus living expenses)
  • Minimum loan amount: $15,000
  • All loans disbursed directly to the university according to due dates

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