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Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is a vital community partner, creating relationships with local business and industry leaders that can be felt at the core of its curriculum and professional training programs, and preparing individuals to enter today’s workforce.

As an institution that strives to be the national leader in workforce development, CPCC is prepared to help students start, change or improve their careers.

The Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte is the region’s leader in business research and education. Accredited by AACSB International, the College is committed to developing the next generation of business leaders by offering programs that stress our five core values: Integrity, Knowledge and Innovation, Excellence, Diversity and Inclusion, and Global Citizenship.

The College’s graduate programs in Accounting (MACC), Business Administration (MBA, with 11 academic concentrations), Economics (MS) and Mathematical Finance (MS) prepare students for leadership positions in complex organizations. Additionally, the College partners with top schools globally to offer an MBA in Mexico, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and and the MS in Economics degree in Denmark.

For over a century, Boston based Northeastern University has been at the forefront of innovating higher education through its signature co-op experiential education. For residents of Charlotte and the greater Southeast region, the university’s first expansion campus has brought new opportunities for adults to continue their education right in the heart of Uptown at the corner of Trade & Tryon. The Charlotte campus offers 25 master’s and doctoral degrees and 10 certificate programs designed to meet the workforce needs in banking & finance, energy, healthcare, leadership & management, security and more. With online and hybrid evening classes, aspiring working professionals enjoy quality academic programs from a top 50 private research university wrapped in flexible formats for busy lives.

The university’s global network of 3,000 corporate partners has earned Northeastern designation as the #1 Career Services program in the US for the past seven years. And, with over 9,000 students participating in 6-month co-op work experiences each year, the university supports economic development efforts by helping employers develop a strong pipeline for tomorrow’s workforce.

For more information, please visit, call 980-224-8466 or stop by the campus at 101 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28246.

Gardner-Webb University’s Gayle Bolt Price School of Graduate Studies, Godbold School of Business—Graduate Studies, and M. Christopher White School of Divinity offer a host of master’s and doctoral-level programs in a variety of disciplines. Gardner-Webb’s main campus is located in Boiling Springs, NC, about one hour west of Charlotte; however, the University operates a satellite campus in Charlotte just off I-77 at Arrowood Road and offers online classes as well. Gardner-Webb is home to more than 4,300 students dispersed between undergraduate, graduate and adult degree-completion programs. Graduate programs are offered in the following disciplines: Business, Counseling, Divinity, Education, English, Nursing, Physician Assistant Studies, Religion, Sport Science and Pedagogy, and Wealth and Trust Management. The Office of Graduate Admissions at Gardner-Webb welcomes prospective students to call, e-mail, and/or visit with us to learn more about our community and offerings. We can be reached at 1-877-GWU-GRAD or

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