About the College of Business
Greetings from the Interim Dean
At the College of Business, we build leaders.
It’s that simple, and we have the students, the faculty and the alumni to prove it.
Tomorrow’s leaders have turned to us to be successful in the business world. Our faculty brings global knowledge and our Leadership and Professional Development program builds character. With investments in the Miller School of Entrepreneurship, the Thomas D. Arthur Graduate School of Business, the Isley Innovation Hub and the Cunanan Center for Professional Success, today’s leaders get what we are doing and have invested in the future of many.
Our passionate alumni have invested in you.
We are one of the largest colleges of business in North Carolina. Why? Our students are successful. The surrounding communities know that our students will produce for them. And, the College of Business, with its dedicated faculty and innovative programs, is transforming eastern North Carolina to attract, build and sustain businesses.
I understand it’s easy for me to say what we do. Therefore, I invite you to join me and see firsthand how we are getting it done for so many.
I welcome you to Pirate nation!
J. Fielding Miller Distinguished Professor
- ECU is one of 15 AACSB accredited business schools in NC
- ECU Undergraduate Programs AACSB accredited since 1967
- ECU Graduate Programs AACSB accredited in 1976
- Of 1300+ Graduate Business Programs nationwide, only 454 are AACSB accredited.
- Received 5-year AACSB Re-accreditation in 2020
- 138 top MBA programs part of GMAC (GMAC owns GMAT)
- ECU is 1 of 4 GMAC Members (Out of 23 NC business schools – Others are UNC-CH, Duke, WFU)
Purpose(why we exist)
We build leaders who inspire, innovate, create, and positively impact society
Vision(what we want to become)
To be the business school of choice for tomorrow’s leaders
Mission(how we will accomplish our Vision)
East Carolina University’s College of Business provides an engaging learning environment to the leaders of today and tomorrow while expanding business knowledge and serving our communities. The foundation of our mission is the integration of four critical elements: Think, Value, Communicate, Lead.
Values(our actions and decisions are driven by)
Accountability, Lifelong Learning, Innovation, Integrity, and Mutual Respect
Goals (our intended actions to achieve our Mission & Vision)
Learning – Provide a quality, flexible business education distinguished by value and engagement
Leadership – Build leadership capability of faculty, staff, and students
Outreach – Engage in economic outreach, development, and professional education
Scholarship – Expand knowledge through basic or discovery, applied or integration/application, and teaching and learning scholarship and research
People – Attract and develop talented and engaged faculty, staff, and students