Administration

Business Administration: Finance (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Business Administration is a full-time research-oriented program, designed to prepare graduates for academic teaching and research careers. The program includes core courses covering all business disciplines, combined with in-depth study in both theoretical and empirical aspects of finance. Students admitted to the finance program minor in economics, will complete a research methods sequence in mathematics. Students also will teach undergraduate courses to receive training in pedagogy. Graduates will be qualified for tenure-track professor positions at both national and international research and teaching universities and other educational institutions.

Data Science and Business Analytics (MS)

The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program in Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA) is an interdisciplinary program at the intersection of business, computer and information sciences, statistics, and operations research. The program leads to a Master of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics. It is a unique blend of business acumen, data understanding, exposure to a diverse set of advanced analytics methods, and hands-on experience designed to help students apply learned knowledge on representative business problems. DSBA graduates are well equipped for employment in a wide variety of data-intensive industries, such as financial services, energy, retail/supply chain, or healthcare, where the need for business analysts with quantitative, computational, and sophisticated analytical skills is growing at an explosive pace.

Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

The Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare educational administrators who can assume mid-level and senior-level leadership positions in universities or community colleges and public or non-public schools. The program includes the Higher Education, Superintendency (School and District Leadership), and Learning, Design and Technology concentrations. Applicants to the Ed.D. in Higher Education should apply to the Educational Leadership (EDD) program. (Main Campus Program) Applicants to the Ed.D. in Superintendency should apply to the Educational Leadership (EDD-Mecklenburg County: Mallard Creek High School program.) (Distance Ed. Program) Applicants to the Ed.D. in Learning, Design and Technology - is offered in a blended format, 50% online and 50% on main campus Email program inquires to edld-edd-program@uncc.edu

Educational Leadership (MED)

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (Higher Education) program focuses on multifaceted leadership development by preparing students for the demands of leadership across the educational pipeline, including in higher education settings. This program primarily focuses on higher education administration and those wishing to pursue administrative careers in colleges and universities in areas such as student affairs, academic advising/support, residence life, admissions, etc. This program does not lead to P-12 administrative licensure; if you are seeking to become a P-12 administrator, please visit the MSA program.

Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation prepares education professionals who seek advanced research, data analyses, and evaluation skills for positions in a wide variety of educational institutions including higher education, K-12 school districts, for-profit companies, nonprofit agencies, community colleges, think tanks, government organizations, and other institutions concerned with solving problems in education. The Ph.D. program targets experienced educators who hold a masters’ degree in a related educational field. Individuals that are attracted to the new program will seek to deepen their research skills for improving education programs. Other students may pursue the Ph.D. as a means of transitioning into a career in higher education.

Gerontology (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is designed to provide supplementary graduate education in the field of gerontology. Qualifying undergraduates studying at UNC Charlotte may begin as an Early Entry Student. Those with a bachelor's degree may complete it as a stand-alone option. This is also a perfect gap year program for those between undergraduate and graduate work. Those who already have a graduate degree in another field and want to learn more about older adults or those completing a graduate degree in another field who are interested in working with older adults will be able to understand more about the population they serve by completing this certificate.

Health Administration (MHA)

The UNC Charlotte Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program develops healthcare leaders prepared to advance health equity and well-being in an urbanizing world. We pursue our mission through education, research, and service that: >Gives students the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead dynamic health systems. >Creates knowledge needed to lead people and organizations providing health services. >Increases the diversity of health services leaders, with a special emphasis on individuals and groups historically underrepresented in graduate education. >Promotes the public's health.

Learning, Design, and Technology (MED)

The Master of Education in Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) is designed for those who wish to hold instructional design and technology positions in the areas of K-12, higher education, corporate, government, military training and/or human performance improvement. The program offers three concentrations: School Specialist, Training and Development, and Online Teaching and Learning. The program develops professionals who are grounded in learning, design and technology foundations, principles, theories, applications, and current trends. This program provides opportunities for students to integrate different various forms of technology to enhance teaching and learning experiences. The program is mapped onto standards from AECT, ISTE and NCDPI. The program is 100% online.

Management of Information Technology (CERT)

The graduate certificate in Management of Information Technology provides professionals with an opportunity to advance their level of competence in the management and applications of computing and information technology through formal training. Coursework towards this graduate certificate can be used for credit towards the M.S. in Information Technology. However, its primary objective is to provide a well-defined target for students who want to advance their knowledge and skills in applying and managing information technology, but do not necessarily wish to complete all the requirements for the M.S. in Information Technology. What's new: The Fall 2021 application deadline for the Distance Education certificate has been extended to August 15th, 2021!

Psychology: Industrial/Organizational (MA)

The Master of Arts in Psychology: Industrial/Organizational is a nationally recognized master’s degree program in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology. It provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the world of work from both an employee and organizational point of view. The program and its curriculum are built on five key foundational elements: Leadership, Organizational Change and Development, Talent, Culture/Climate, and Analytics.