The Bryan MBA remains one of the most affordable graduate options available in the entire Southeast. This is due in large part to its status as a state-run university and as a prominent member of the nationally recognized University of North Carolina system. UNCG is the only school in North Carolina to be ranked as a best value by both The Princeton Review and Consumers Digest.
Tuition and fees vary for the Bryan MBA depending on the number of credits taken each semester and the program pursued. Tuition is reduced for students who are residents of North Carolina at the time of application. Information on financial assistance is available through the Office of Financial Aid.
Evening Bryan MBA, Part time
Approximate tuition for NC residents taking six credits per semester is $3,452, or based on current tuition and fees, $24,161 over the life of the degree. Tuition for an out-of-state student taking six credits per semester is $8,495, or $59,465 over the life of the degree. A complete schedule of tuition, fees, meal plans and financial aid opportunities is available here.
Bryan Day MBA, Full time
Approximate tuition for an in-state student taking twelve credits per semester is $5,899, or based on current tuition fees, $22,723 over the life of the degree. Tuition for an out-of-state student taking twelve credits per semester is $12,623, or $49,621 over the life of the degree. A complete schedule of tuition, fees, meal plans and financial aid opportunities is available here.
*Please note that per semester and total cost could vary based on individual credit/course load.
Fellowships and Assistantships
In addition to financial aid, many students pursue the opportunity to receive an honorary fellowship, scholarship or graduate student assistantship as a way to defray the costs of their graduate education. These positions are both labor intensive and highly competitive and are reserved for students pursuing a full-time course load. In order to receive full consideration for these awards it is highly recommended that applications for admissions be completed by March 1st.
Bryan MBA Excellence Scholarships
The MBA Excellence Scholarships are awarded to individuals with a high potential to succeed as organizational leaders. Factors for selection include academic achievement, service and leadership and college and community involvement. High emphasis is placed on the potential to succeed as leaders in business and in not-for-profit organizations.
Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis and can be renewed for up to two academic years.
Students must demonstrate excellent academic performance throughout the year to maintain the scholarship award.
All admitted applicants are automatically considered for the Bryan MBA Excellence Scholarship with preference given to full-time students. Selection of scholarship recipients begins on March 15. It is recommended that prospective students have their applications for admissions completed by the March 1st priority deadline in order to receive full consideration for this scholarship.
Balbirer-Hirsch Family Scholarship
The Balbirer-Hirsch Family Scholarship is an annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to two entering full-time MBA students. The award is merit based and is renewable for the second year based on satisfactory academic performance. No application is required, and all admitted students to the day program will be automatically considered.
Stanley and Dorothy Frank Entrepreneurship Fellowship
The Stanley and Dorothy Frank Entrepreneurship Fellowship is a $1,000 award given annually to one entering MBA student who has experience starting and owning a business, or if no candidate meets this criterion, may be awarded to an individual who has been employed in a management-level position in a business entity and plans to begin his/her own business in the future. No application is required, and the Fellowship is renewable provided the student maintains a B grade average or higher.
The Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics seeks to attract graduate students of exceptional academic ability and talent through the Bryan Fellowship Awards Program. These fellowships are funded by the Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Endowment Fund for the school. Recipients of these fellowships are recognized as Bryan Fellows and receive fellowship awards valued at a minimum of $2,000 and include a graduate assistantship appointment valued at a minimum of $6,000. The awards are for a nine-month period (Fall and Spring semesters).
These fellowships are renewable, provided the recipient maintains educational program performance standards expected of Bryan Fellows.
The selection of Bryan Fellows is based upon demonstrated academic excellence and potential for success in business and economics careers. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis, but priority deadlines for the Fall semester are March 15th.
The Bryan School also offers graduate assistantships to full-time students in the evening or day programs. Applicants for assistantships must have been unconditionally admitted into the MBA degree program. Assistants are usually employed to assist faculty members or work in one of the Bryan School’s administrative units for as many as 20 hours per week over the nine-month academic year. In a few cases, the out-of-state tuition differential for the fall and spring semesters may be waived for applicants appointed to an assistantship.
Click here to download a Graduate Assistantship Application. In the event that the Bryan School is unable to offer a graduate assistantship, admitted MBA students are encouraged to search the Student Employment Office’s listings for other available graduate assistantship positions on campus.
Please note that the listings are updated regularly and that the largest selection of positions is available prior to the beginning of a new term. Assistantships may have certain eligibility requirements.