The Charlotte Advantage


UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business is an economic power player in the city of Charlotte. More than 60% of Belk College of Business alumni live and work in the Charlotte region, in addition to thousands more around the world.Students in front of the UNC Charlotte Center City building

Our students benefit from the Belk College’s deep-rooted connection to a major business center. With almost 100 full-time faculty and more than 33,000 alumni worldwide, the Belk College of Business is a vital intellectual resource to the business community. Our partnerships with business leaders in the Charlotte area shape our industry-relevant curriculum and inform our applied research.

The Belk College of Business has long been a driving force and partner in the economic growth of the greater Charlotte region. UNC Charlotte has fueled the growth of the region, serving as a research partner, helping to address major business challenges and developing top-tier talent through its academic programs.

Charlotte Region by the Numbers​

  • 2.97 million residents 

  • 15th largest city in the nation 

  • 17 Fortune 1000 companies headquartered here

  • 2nd largest banking hub in the U.S.

  • 5th fastest-growing U.S. city for 2020

  • #7 best places for business and careers (Forbes)

  • #5 "Best Big Cities for Jobs" (Forbes)

  • #1 for "Cities Millennials are Moving To" (Business Insider)

  • #1 city in the Southeast for business and finance graduates (

  • #3 best city in U.S. for MBA graduates (ZDNet)

  • #5 region in the U.S. for tech job growth (CBRE 2021)

City of Charlotte

Dare to say there's something for everyone? Every mood? Every whim? Yes! With incredible outdoor adventures, sizzling city life and professional sports, it might even be an understatement.

Campus Culture

Plays, dance recitals, exhibitions, concerts and more provide a range of artistic offerings to engage and inspire.

Big City Living

It has a small-town feel, but Charlotte offers a decidedly cosmopolitan core. Uptown is bustling with restaurants, nightlife, cultural arts and musical entertainment.

Game Day

Never a dull moment here. Home to a multitude of professional sports including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, lacrosse and auto racing, Charlotte has a lot to cheer for.

View of Uptown Charlotte

Lynx Blue Line

The new light rail stations at Ninth Street – beside The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City – J.W. Clay at North Tryon Street and Cameron Boulevard at Wallis Hall (near North Deck) bring the convenience of light rail to the University doorstep.

The Great Outdoors

With a temperate climate and range of recreational offerings, you may never want to go inside. Check out the U.S. National Whitewater Center, sprawling Lake Norman or explore the city’s 37 miles of greenway trails.

Botanical Bliss

Nestled among campus are some of the Southeast’s top gardens and trails. The University boasts 10 acres of outdoor gardens, a flourishing greenhouse and a tropical plant courtyard.

Learn more about what the Queen City has to offer in the 2022 City Guide by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.

Student Life at the Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City

In a city that Forbes ranked among the “Best Places for Business and Careers" and the “Best Cities for Jobs,” it is well-known that the most connected business school is UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business. The Dubois Center is part of a major metropolitan skyline and just a few blocks away from six Fortune 500 companies.

Located on the corner of 9th and Brevard streets, The Dubois Center is integrated into the heart of Charlotte’s business core. 

This state-of-the-art, 11-story building houses the Belk College's top-ranked graduate programs, the Childress Klein Center for Real Estate, UNC Charlotte Executive Education, a library, classrooms and much more. Restaurants, cafes and hotels are a short walk from the Uptown campus, located within one of the fastest-growing cities in America.


  • On-Site Parking
  • Free High-Speed WiFi
  • 143,000-Square-Foot LEED Gold Business Center with State-of-the-Art Technology
  • 8,000-Square-Foot Outdoor Plaza in First Ward Park
  • Einstein Brother’s Bagels, Bookstore and Art Gallery
  • Walking Distance to 7th Street Public Market and Many Other Uptown Charlotte Restaurants
  • LYNX Blue Line Stop