Bryan Prelude

Visiting Student Program
On Campus and Online Options

Your introduction to a graduate business degree.

Pursuing a graduate degree can be a major life decision. If you’re uncertain if you’re prepared, consider the Bryan Prelude program! This program allows individuals the opportunity to take designated graduate business courses without having to be formally admitted to a graduate business degree program at the Bryan School. You’ll complete an application as a “visiting student” (details below), and will not need to take the GMAT or GRE.

If you decide to move forward with a graduate certificate or degree, selected courses and credits will be applied to your program.

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Unless otherwise noted, Bryan Prelude students are subject to the policies and procedures provided for visiting and non-degree-seeking students found on the Graduate School website.

A Bryan Prelude student who registers for a course in a subsequent term is required to resubmit the graduate application.

Since Bryan Prelude is considered a non-degree-seeking program, it is not eligible for federal financial aid.

Individuals who are permitted to enroll at the university as Bryan Prelude students may take courses numbered 100-749 that have not been restricted by the departments (see The Graduate School Bulletin and Course Schedule). Note, however, that only select, graduate-level courses will transfer.

Should a Bryan Prelude student wish to apply for admission to The Graduate School, subject to the written recommendation of the major department and the approval of the Dean of The Graduate School, up to six (6) semester hours of such credit may be accepted toward a degree and up to three (3) semester hours of such credit may be accepted toward a certificate. Credit earned must fall within the timeline for completing the degree.

Students receive academic credit and thereby produce an official transcript for courses taken as a Bryan Prelude student. Substandard coursework can diminish the possibility of admission to a graduate program at UNCG and earning satisfactory grades does not guarantee admission into a graduate program at UNCG.


Visit the Graduate School’s site for visiting and non-degree-seeking applicants.

Be prepared to submit:

  • Payment for $25 application fee
  • An official undergraduate transcript verifying that an undergraduate degree has been conferred, including courses and grades
    • Applicants whose Grade Point Average (GPA) is below 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) must be approved by the program director. A combination of work experience and education could on rare occasions possibly substitute for GPA requirements. Applicants may provide an official transcript of graduate studies (optional)
  • A personal statement of interest that states the graduate program you are interested in and explains your attraction to the program and how you plan on utilizing the course(s)
  • A current resume­­


Be sure to submit and complete your application in full before the deadline.

Fall Semester:August 1
Spring Semester:December 1
Summer Semester:April 1

Seating capacity for graduate business courses is limited. Applications for admission and course registrations are administered on a rolling basis.




MBA-701: Quantitative Analysis (Fall and Spring semester)
MBA-702: Financial and Managerial Accounting (Fall semester)
MBA-703: Managerial Economics (Summer 1 semester)
MBA-716: Leadership (Fall semester)

Please note: only the courses listed above will transfer to the degree program.

MA in Applied Economics


ECO 625: Data Methods in Economics
ECO 630: Introduction to Cost Effectiveness
ECO 631: Applied Policy Methods
ECO 637: Empirical Health Economics
ECO 663: Predictive Data Mining
ECO 664: Time Series and Forecasting
MBA 703: Economic Policies & Impact on Global Outcomes

MS In Accounting


ACC-518: Intermediate Accounting I
ACC-519: Intermediate Accounting II
ACC-525: Accounting Transaction Processing Systems
ACC-531: Cost Accounting
ACC-602: Federal Tax Concepts
ACC-604: Auditing Concepts

Because these courses are undergraduate-level, interested individuals may apply through Undergraduate Admissions as a Second Degree Student.

Upon completing the courses above as the Bryan Prelude, the prerequisite coursework for the degree program will be waived.

MS In IT And Management


ISM-671: Organizing Data for Analytics (offered in spring)
ISM-673: Designing Secure Networks and Internet of Things for Business (offered in fall)

Please note: only the courses listed above will transfer to the degree program.

Graduate Certificates

Up to three hours of credit may be applied to the following graduate certificates:

Be sure to visit the Graduate School website for details on the courses available to Bryan Prelude/Visiting Students that can be applied to these certificate programs

Meet Our Graduate Ambassadors

Graduate Student Ambassadors participate weekly in Bryan School graduate connection events and serve to represent the School’s six master’s programs.

Military-Affiliated Students

UNCG has been named both Best for Vets and a Military Friendly School. We’re a Yellow Ribbon Program participant, and are proud to offer a variety of benefits for veterans, active-duty military, and military-affiliated students, such as:

  • Online application fee waiver for active-duty service members
  • In-state tuition for out-of-state students (in accordance with the Veterans Choice Act)
  • Credit for relevant military service/training
  • Tutoring assistance

For more information on UNCG Military-Affiliated services and benefits, visit


If you still have questions regarding our Bryan Prelude program please reach out to our graduate recruitment team by phone or email. You may also schedule a time to meet with one of our recruiters or attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

Jennifer Chapman

Jennifer Kiger Chapman

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment
Phone: 336-334-4657
Bryan 301K

Savannah Martin

Graduate Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 336-334-4657
Bryan 301F

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