Candidates in the EGADE program must complete 21 UNC Charlotte credit courses. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for the M.B.A. degree. Unofficial transcript information is available online through My UNCC. No more than 6 hours of coursework with a grade of “C” may be listed on the Candidacy form and counted toward the minimum hours or courses required for the Master’s degree. Also, university policy requires that no course taken more than six years prior may be listed on a master’s student’s Candidacy form.

The following steps will assist you in preparing for graduation:

Step 1: Application for Degree

The application for degree must be completed online through Banner Self Service by the published deadline (see column on left) or the student will have to apply for the next available graduation. Applicants will be notified via email if additional information is needed in order to be cleared for graduation. The Office of Global Business Studies will complete the Candidacy Form and submit it to the Graduate School.

For detailed degree application instructions.

Step 2: Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns are available at the Campus Bookstore several months prior to commencement. Please provide your HEIGHT in INCHES, i.e. 5'5”, to us or your program coordinator(s) when you complete the Application for Degree. The program will pick up your cap/gown/hood and either send them to your local coordinators or keep them here in Charlotte if you plan on attending UNC Charlotte's Commencement in Charlotte.

Step 3: Commencement

Commencement ceremonies are held in May and December each year.

Information about commencement is available on the Graduation Information website. Please confirm with us, your program coordinator(s) or your group contact (if any) if you would like to attend the commencement. We will need to plan in advance for your visit.

For your convenience, we will arrange for airport pickup and transportation during your stay. As such, we would appreciate if you could organize your travel (departure/arrival, hotel, etc.) in groups. We will be glad to provide assistance in making your room reservations if you let us know. Email us for the hotel recommendations.

NOTE: Guest tickets are required for May Ceremonies. The program office will pick these up for you.