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The McColl Difference

The McColl School of Business is focused on helping students develop as leaders through a dynamic, practical, integrative learning environment where the classroom and real world meet.

Focus on Leadership
Each student receives support to explore and develop his or her individual leadership abilities through coaching and guided exploration built around Hugh McColl's 3C's model:

Competence, from the organizational aspects of business to management and relationships;
Character, inspiring ethical leadership and trust among colleagues; and
Commitment to Community, encouraging balance between individual goals and the common good.

Connection to Community 
The McColl School's deep connections to the Charlotte business community are unmatched, and we pursue very intentional strategies to both draw from and serve that community. Our students are able to interact with prominent business and community leaders through the Entrepreneurial Leadership Circle (ELC), Executives in Residence, Leaders-in-Action, Executive Coaches, and more.

Qualified Faculty 
As entrepreneurs, consultants, chairmen, and CEO's, our faculty have made their marks at leading companies and bring keen insights about what drives success and failure in organizations. Our students have the unique opportunity to learn from an innovative curriculum taught by business-savvy faculty with real-world experience. Most importantly, our faculty thrives on teaching and helping you succeed.

Experiential Learning 
In our graduate programs, students draw on the skills of faculty and fellow students to acquire strategic tools that they can immediately apply at work.  Diverse perspectives provide a richer experience and push students to evaluate their beliefs, so they are better prepared to face challenges in the workplace.

  • Case studies allow students to analyze real-world business situations and develop recommendations.
  • A non-profit consulting project provides students with hands on participation in local and regional nonprofit organizations. Students employ management techniques to help solve issues within these organizations.
  • Leaders-in-Action has provided students with the opportunity to learn from the best and brightest leaders in Charlotte such as Jerry Richardson, Founder and Owner of the Carolina Panthers, Jim Morgan, President & CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Doug Parker, CEO of USAirways, Ralph Ketner, Former Chairman & Co-Founder of Food Lion, Ric Alias, CEO & Co-Founder of Red Ventures, Fred Whitfield, President and COO of the Charlotte Bobcats, and more.

The result? A transformational experience and a degree that is relevant, respected and rewarding.

"Not just a degree. An experience."

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