Student Resources

Course Planning

All preparatory courses and core courses are offered in fall and spring semesters. Elective courses rotate throughout the year. Please note that course offerings and schedules are subject to change and not all classes will be offered each semester.

Research Seminar Series

The Department hosts a seminar series, featuring well-known academics presenting research of interest to faculty and graduate students in a variety of disciplines. View the event calendar for the current academic year.

Study Abroad

There are a number of opportunities for M.S. in Economics students to study abroad for a single summer semester or for an entire academic year. Students can transfer up to six hours (two classes) from another department - with pre-approval from the program director. The Department of Economics has summer-school relationships with Copenhagen Business SchoolKingston (London), and Duisenberg (Germany). 

Dual Degree with Copenhagen Business School

The Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte partners with the Copenhagen Business School on an international dual master’s degree program in economics and Business Administration.


The Department of Economics strives to provide students with the opportunity for paid and non-paid internships with various employers around the city and region. Also, many students are successful at obtaining paid internships through the Hire-a-Niner website and job fairs held on campus. If a student has a qualifying internship during the summer semester or any other time, the student can appeal for that internship to be counted as directed study credit. Contact Amy Riter if you are interested in obtaining or earning credit for an internship.

Student Life

Graduate Business Association (GBA)
A student-led organization committed to graduate business students. Membership in the Graduate Business Association is open to all enrolled graduate business students.

Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG)
The governing body for graduate students, designed to meet the academic, social, and logistical needs of graduate students enrolled at the university. Membership is open to all graduate students.

Office of Adult Students and Evening Services (OASES)
OASES provides a number of services to adults and evening students, including after-hours pickup and delivery of forms and tuition payments.

Center for Graduate Life
The Graduate School and the Center for Graduate Life offer a number of programs and resources designed to support your efforts as a graduate student.

The Graduate School, Current Student Resources
The Graduate School is here to assist you from your first semester through graduation. Explore the Current Student web pages for advice on working with your academic department, information on policies and procedures, funding guidance and for quick links to an array of resources.