Getting Started at the Bryan School
Orientation & Welcome Reception
Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance into the Bryan School of Business and Economics! We are excited to have you as a new member of the growing Bryan School family.
The Bryan School Graduate Programs Office hosts a brief orientation for new students on the Saturday before the start of each semester. This event will provide you with the opportunity to meet several faculty members, network with other students, and ask questions. Complete details will be included in your admission letter.
Orientation sessions require registration. Click on the link related to your program for details.
Please refer to the Return to Campus Handbook for guidance of how to attend UNC Greensboro while being mindful of the COVID-19 health and safety practices on campus.
Preparing to Start
Your first step should be to download and review the Newly Admitted Student Checklist to get started on the right foot. Contact your advisor about any questions you may have as you review this list. They are here to help you feel confident and prepared to begin your graduate program.
The UNCG Financial Aid Office assists students with the process of applying for financial aid. File a FAFSA, find important forms, estimate your bill, and find other pertinent information.
The Cashier’s Office manages student accounts, student loans, and accounting. You can also see a schedule of tuition and fee charges per semester on their website.
The Registrar’s Office takes care of course schedules and semester calendars, transcripts, registration, commencement details, and more.
Check out UNCG’s Academic Calendars for semester start dates and important information on registration deadlines, breaks, holidays, and final exam schedules.
Documents & Forms
Find important forms for things like deferring admission, reclassifying residency, declaring or change a concentration, a leave of absence, and more.
If you are taking six or more campus credit hours, you must submit proof of creditable health insurance.
Curious about what classes you’ll be taking? Here’s a reminder of what your core classes will be and options for concentrations. By clicking on the course name, you’ll be able to see a sample syllabus from a past semester.
Scholarships & Graduate Assistantships
To apply for Bryan School scholarships, please complete an application through the Spartan Scholarship System.
Additionally, the Bryan School offers a limited number of graduate assistantships to full-time students. Applicants for assistantships must have been unconditionally admitted into a Bryan School Masters degree program. Assistants are usually employed to assist faculty members or work in one of the Bryan School’s administrative units for 18-20 hours per week over the nine-month academic year. If you are interested in an assistantship, please email your program with your resume. For the email heading, please write “Graduate Assistantship Interest.”
In the event that the Bryan School is unable to offer a graduate assistantship, admitted students are encouraged to search the Student Employment Office’s listings for other available graduate assistantship positions on campus.
Apps and Tools
UNC Greensboro uses a variety of online apps, programs, and tools to make communication, access to resources, and submitting assignments easy. Below are just a few of the key apps and tools that you will use as a graduate student, whether you are taking face-to-face or online courses.
Canvas is a cloud-based Learning Management System that UNCG uses to communicate course information (syllabi, assignments, meeting dates, etc.) and provides a platform for class discussions and student communication with peers and faculty. Canvas is used for all online courses and the majority of face-to-face classes. Watch this Canvas Student Orientation Tour for a better understanding of how to use Canvas.
UNCGenie is a critical tool for accessing and updating your student information, registering for courses, checking final grades and degree standing, applying for financial aid and paying for tuition, and much more. You will need your UNCG Student ID number and a specific PIN that you set in order to log in to UNCGenie.
When you have completed your first semester, most academic advisors will request that you meet with or contact them for a check-in meeting, to give guidance on what courses are open to you in the coming semester, and to give you your registration code. Starfish is accessed through Canvas, or a shortcut can be found in the iSpartan toolbar on the University’s main webpage.
Excel Prep Course
The Bryan School offers a free, Canvas-based Excel Prep Course for Bryan graduate students to brush up on their Excel skills before getting back in the classroom. Email BryanGPO@uncg.edu with your UNCG username to be enrolled in the course.
These resources will be useful throughout your graduate experience, from tutorials on Excel and refreshers on quantitative skills, to campus and community resources!
- MBA 701 Excel & Quantitative Resources
- Case Analysis Guide
- Academic Resources
- Campus Resources
- International Student Resources
- Employment & Internships
- Local Resources
Getting Ready for Classes
Check out to see if your course syllabi have been uploaded to the Syllabi Directory. If there isn’t a current version, you should be able to see a syllabus from the most recent offering of that course.
Meet your professors! Find out more about what courses faculty members teach, their background, as well as research and publications.
Whether you’re an online or on-campus student, the UNCG Bookstore has a lot to offer! If you aren’t sure what materials you’ll need for your courses, you can use the Find Course Materials tool to look up what textbooks are needed for your classes.
Your Spartan Card is not only your official University ID, but serves many other purposes. It can provide access to certain locations and events on or around campus, is your Jackson Library card, is your tool to access print stations around campus, and can be used as a debit card by loading it with SpartanCash. Visit the Spartan Card Center at 106 Moran Commons (the UNCG Dining Hall) or submit a photo online for your card. Online students may also request a Spartan Card.
New Student Advising
As an incoming student, you will need to meet with your respective academic advisor in order to review your Plan of Study and obtain an advising code to register for courses. Refer to your Bryan School welcome email to find your advisor’s name, as well as contact information on how to set up a meeting with them. Bryan Graduate Program Advisor information is also included below. To schedule an advising appoint, you will need your UNCG Student ID, which is included on your Graduate School Acceptance Letter.