ECU has a program called COMPASS for student parents. The program provides discounted childcare at the Nancy Darden center and free childcare in the evenings (M-Th) from 6 to 9 through the Nancy Darden Childcare center (DOCC). Students need to fill out a FASFA form and have expected family contribution of less than $6,200 to be eligible. The email for more information is firstname.lastname@example.org. Evening childcare is also available for all students (even if they don’t meet that) for $15 per day. More info here – https://hhp.ecu.edu/hdfs/DOCC/
Spring 2024 MGMT 6901 Special Topic will be Small Business Consulting. Students will work in teams and with a small regional business to conduct a consulting project. The student teams are to analyze the problem areas of an assigned small business and provide the client with viable and implementable recommendations. The teams will also assist the small business client in becoming more productive and exploring opportunities that will assist the business in achieving the owner(s) objectives.
Our unit has a track record of producing high-quality output with our students receiving national awards for 13 of the past 15 years for their work in consulting courses.
There are no prerequisites for this course. It will count as a qualitative elective.
Attention Graduating Students:
Tickets are required for the COB graduate recognition ceremony. Each graduate will be allotted 6 tickets (graduates do not need a ticket). Infants and children up to age 3 that can sit on a lap will not need a ticket. Tickets will be at the Central Ticket Office in the Main Student Center November 13 – December 5, 2023. The time of distribution will be sent as we get closer to November 13. Tickets for distance education will be mailed in November. Additional tickets may be available after ticket pick-up has ended on December 5th. There is no guarantee that there will be extra tickets. If you need additional tickets, please complete the EXTRA TICKET REQUEST FORM You will be notified if/when extra tickets become available.
There are even more scholarships available! The College of Business will award more than $400,000 in scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year. Scholarships range from $250 to more than $10,000 per year. The CoB utilizes the ECUAWard online application portal for all scholarships. Online applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will be accepted between November 1, 2023 and January 15, 2024.
To get started, visit ECUAWard at http://ecu.academicworks.com. Sign in with your Pirate ID and password. You first must complete a general application. The general application will ask questions about your involvement in campus and community service activities, your future educational plans, career goals, etc. Once you have completed the general application, including your electronic signature, you will be prompted to complete a College of Business supplemental application. You must complete both the General Application and the College of Business Supplemental Application to qualify for the College of Business Scholarships.
Over Fall Break, the inaugural class of Immersive MBA students traveled with other COB student leaders and Dean Mike Harris to New York City. They met with several ECU alumni who were living out their dreams in the Big Apple to network and learn about their career paths. They also had a lot of fun visiting iconic NYC landmarks, seeing Broadway shows, and dining in high-end restaurants. Our Arthur MBA students represented ECU well in NYC!
The Office of Licensing & Commercialization is looking to recruit 2 Innovation Ambassadors for the Spring semester. The Innovation Ambassador Program is a 5-hour-per-week paid internship ($2,000 per semester) that trains graduate students in a STEM discipline on the translational interplay between research and commercialization. MBA students pursuing an MIS certificate are eligible for this program. Ambassadors will be exposed to a variety of research endeavors, learn core principles of the commercialization process, understand the importance of patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and be given opportunities to network with external business development partners.
Additional details about the program can be found at https://rede.ecu.edu/innovation/ecu-innovation-ambassador-program/. Applicants can apply at https://eastcarolinauniversity.formstack.com/forms/innovation_ambassador_application . The deadline to apply is November 10th at 1 pm.
Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) is just around the corner. This exciting and very helpful competition is for ANY graduate student conducting research, not just those working on a thesis as the name implies. The structure of 3MT forces (in a good way) researchers to summarize their research and do so with non-technical language. You will use this skill later in poster presentations, when speaking with potential donors or sponsors of your research, and while participating in job interviews.
November 1 registration deadline. Go to the 3MT website for general information and then click Submit Your Abstract to register, submit the abstract, and upload the static slide.
The Cashier’s Office has released the payment schedule for the Spring 2024 semester.
- Monday, November 13 – First eBill notification is sent
- Thursday, December 7 – Postmark date for mailing payments for Spring 2024
- Thursday, December 14 – All Spring 2024 billing statements are due. All outstanding balances on your billing statement must be paid in full. All schedules may be canceled for non-payment after 5:00 p.m.
- The university will assess a $25.00 processing fee for all students incurring tuition and fee charges for the first time or charges being incurred from re-registration on December 14, 2023
- Monday, January 8 – First day of class
- Wednesday, January 17 – All students will be canceled for non-payment after 5:00 pm
Check your emails! We want to hear from you on two very important matters.
1- We need you to vote on your faculty Hooders and Marshalls for the graduation ceremony.
2- We want you to complete our graduating student survey. Complete that survey to be entered to win a prize pack!
If you are missing one or both of these emails, please email email@example.com to have them sent to you.
At the recent Part-time/Online MBA conference in Minneapolis, the Arthur School staff took on leadership roles and shared what’s great about the Arthur Graduate School of Business. Leonard Mansfield led a breakfast table discussion on innovative student engagement activities and Len Rhodes lead the session Using the Learner Journey as A Framework for Managing Your Graduate Program.