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The Weekly Update – Professional and Online MBA: June 23, 2016

Academic Advising and Registration 

Value Creation Practicum – Fall 2016

What does an employer expect from an MBA that it does not from a non-MBA?  To create value from an organization’s assets.  Learn how to create value for your (an) employer rather than managing its existing resources in MBA 590.003/603 Value Creation Practicum in Fall 2016.   Students will work in consulting teams for an entrepreneurial business, or an organization needing assistance with major growth initiatives, launching new business lines, creating new products or services, or restructuring or realigning a product or market opportunity.
This practicum is based on a break-through innovation system developed by Professors Stephen Markham and Paul Mugge in the Center for Innovation Management Studies (CIMS)  At the end of the semester, students should be able to:
  •  Create new value propositions needed to generate sustainable top-line growth
  • Understand innovation as a core business process
  • Use analytical tools to find, select, evaluate and build ideas into real business opportunities
  • Implement innovative opportunities in an organization
This is a practicum option for students who desire to develop strategic visioning, innovation, and analytical tools which are applicable for practically all business functions and industries.

This course is taught at the Frontier in RTP.  Register via MyPackPortal.  For more information, watch this video, or contact Michelle Grainger, CIMS Managing Director,

Fall Registration Tips

  • Exact course dates for the 5 week and 10 week core classes are now available – Please see the following links for a calendar of course dates: Daytime Full-time, Main Campus Evening, RTP Evening, Online
  • Directions for searching for paired courses: When searching for the classes you will need to uncheck the following filter on the “class search”
Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 10.06.56 AMIf this box remains checked, then the class search will not return the second class since it has the same meeting pattern (time and day).
Please reach out to your advisor directly via e-mail with any individual questions or concerns.

Late Registration Reminder

If you haven’t signed up for Fall classes make sure you do before the Late Registration DeadlineJuly 20th. Incoming students have already started registering so seats are going quickly. If you wait until after July 20thyou will be subject to a late registration fee and possibly a prepay hold that will need to be settled with the Cashier’s Office before you can register for classes.

Fall Tuition Bills Due August 1st

Please make sure ( if you haven’t already) to view your bill in MyPack Portal and make arrangements to pay your bill. All bills are due on August 1st. If you are not paid by then your schedule will be cancelled and we can’t guarantee your spot in a class won’t be taken up.

2017 Study Abroad Survey

To help plan for study abroad trips in the upcoming year, the MBA office requests feedback from students on some proposed trip options. This feedback is important to our office and will help determine demand for specific trips and impact our ultimate offerings for the 2017 year. Please fill out the survey here.

MBASA Events

Professional MBA Night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park
The PMBA Leadership Board is sponsoring an evening at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Saturday, July 9 for all professional and online MBAs. First pitch is at 6:35, but we will be there as early as 6:00. Come join us for a fun night of baseball, ballpark food, and socializing as we hit the midpoint of summer break. Even if you’re not attending classes this summer, we’d love to see you. This is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow students a little better, and meet members of the PMBA Leadership Board to discuss ideas for activities you’d like to see happen over the next academic year. You should have received an Eventbrite invitation last week, if not please email and we’ll get you added to the list. Please hurry, tickets are limited

B Corporation Internship Opportunities

If you are interested in helping businesses improve their social and environmental impact, consider the four following part time internship opportunities. These internships are an extension of the NC State B Corp Clinic which connects students to aspiring B Corps in the local area to help them meet the certification requirements. To learn more about the B Corp Clinic or the Business Sustainability Collaborative as a whole, explore the BSC website.

Drak Haus, B Corp Certification Intern
Drak Haus is looking for someone who is passionate about the B Corp movement and using business as a force for good! In addition, our ideal candidate is creative, motivated, and has a working knowledge about the B Corp certification process. References from members of NC B Corp community a plus. A variety of backgrounds will be considered; design, business, sustainability, CSR, etc. Please email a resume and cover letter to Daria Drake at

Vaporware, B Corp Summer Internship
Vaporware is a local design and development consulting agency startup. We’re building the best team of incredible creators. To share our mission of people and community, we’re looking to increase our mission to sustainable environments and community development and increase our B Corp Certification score from the current 60 points to 80+ points. As members of HQ Raleigh, we believe the points are available, just need help translating our small company to the B Corp Assessment message. Contact Dan Moore for more information:

Charles & Colvard, B Corp Summer Internship
Charles & Colvard is interested in becoming a B Corp certified company. In order to earn our certification, we are looking for an intern with working knowledge of B Corps, what it takes to become a B Corp certified company, and how to go about developing a road map to get us there. Ideal candidates are grad students focusing in sustainability, with knowledge of the B Corp Community & B Lab and able to provide references from members of the NC B Corp Community.  Please submit a resume and cover letter to Sarah Williams at

Sweeps, B Corp Internship
Sweeps, a platform to hire college students for moving, odd jobs, and more, is seeking a summer intern to help us become a B Corp. We’re a local company, founded in Raleigh with a mission to “foster a beneficial and sustainable community.” We are actively working towards B Corp certification, and are seeking help from an unpaid intern willing to contribute at least 10 hours per week. Please email with questions and as to why you would be a good fit for the position.

Jubelirer Results Group, B Corp Summer Intern Program

Jubelirer Results Group brings the best practices in business development and leadership development to business owners who believe their Best Year Ever is still to come.  JRG is a professional services firm with an extensive background in sustainable business and is now seeking B Corp certification.  The desired outcome of this summer internship is to complete the certification and then: 1) develop a plan for connecting with the B Corp community and  2) leveraging the certification with clients and prospects. Please email for more information.

FoodCon 2016 

Save the Date: Friday, November 11th at Talley Student Union NC State Net Impact will host FoodCon 2016, a conference focused on the business of sustainable food. Together with UNC Net Impact and Duke’s Fuqua Food Forum, we will bring together a diverse audience of students, community members, and business professionals interested and/or working in the sustainable food industry. Our goal is to increase awareness and understanding of the sustainable food industry as well as support and grow the industry here in North Carolina and throughout the country. The FoodCon team is building their network of speakers, panelists, supporters and volunteers for the event. If you are interested in volunteering, have contacts in the sustainable food industry or simply would like more information, e-mail Shannon O’Shea at or Graham Givens at .

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

June 23rd: First Day of Summer Session II Classes
June 27th: Census Date (last day to add a class or drop for a refund) for Summer Session II Classes
July 4th: Independence Day – University Offices Closed/No Classes
July 9th: Professional MBA Night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
July 20th: Late Registration Begins for Fall 2016 Classes
August 1st:  Fall Tuition Bill Due
August 17th: First Day of 2016 Fall Semester Classes
September 29th – October 1st: NSHMBA National Conference – Houston, TX
October 11th-15th: National Black MBA Association Conference – New Orleans, LA
November 3rd-5th: Net Impact National Conference – Philadelphia, PA
November 11th: FoodCon 2016 – Talley Student Center, NC State Campus

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