Campbell MBA celebrates 40 years

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Campbell Master of Business Administration program. To honor its four decades of leadership in business scholarship, Campbell Business has planned innovations that will further enhance program offerings and support the success of its students.

The Business School kicked off the celebration of the milestone year by honoring MBA alumni at the October 2018 Homecoming celebration in Alumni Village, a family-friendly event that was a perfect setting for connecting with old classmates and the local alumni chapter.

“Last year, we redesigned our program to offer new market-driven curriculum options and ultimate flexibility,” said Campbell Business MBA Program Director Somer Johnson. “This year we will build upon that by introducing new programmatic features to enhance the student experience, both before and after graduation.”

An inaugural Spring Workshop Series will kick-off in 2019. Open to current and prospective students, alumni and community guests, these workshops will feature keynote speakers and panel discussions on timely business topics and will provide a networking opportunity for attendees.

An MBA Advisory Committee will be launched with the intent to provide strategic advice and support and to help ensure continuing offers of innovative, practical, career-oriented curriculum.

The introduction of “student experiences” will allow current students and alumni to learn outside of the classroom by participating in conferences and organized weekend trips with an academic focus.

With MBA classes now being offered at the downtown Raleigh campus, the Business School will work to expand its RTP footprint further by offering a Corporate Lunch-and-Learn Speaker Series to select organizations. Campbell Business faculty will give hour-long presentations on business topics – providing a professional development opportunity for company associates. The first such partnership launched this fall with Citrix, a leading technology company.

With continuing focus on student success, Business School faculty are positioned to meet the challenges of the next 40 years and beyond.