Responding to increased growth in south Charlotte and greater demand for educational offerings, UNC Charlotte says it will launch evening classes in the Ballantyne community leading to a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (IT) Management.

The new initiative combines IT and MBA courses offered through the College of Information Technology and the Belk College of Business Administration, respectively.

Starting Jan. 16, 2003, classes will be offered in space made available by AXA Equitable at 10840 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. AXA’s Charlotte location is the national service center for AXA Equitable products.

The first of five courses will focus on information privacy and security policies. University faculty and industry professionals will team-teach the courses.

Taking one course each semester, IT professionals can complete the Graduate Certificate program by May 2004 and earn 15 credits. All credits earned at Ballantyne qualify for graduate credit at UNC Charlotte.

A study completed by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute in December 2001 concluded that both businesses and residents in Ballantyne expressed interest in taking classes from UNC Charlotte.

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