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The Weekly Update – Professional and Online MBA: July 21, 2016

Value Creation Practicum – Course Opportunity

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,

Academic Advising and Registration 

MBA 590 Glitch for Fall 2016

Due to a glitch in NC State’s registration system, if you need to make changes to your schedule at this time that involve MBA 590 courses, these changes must be processed by your academic advisor.  Thank you for your patience as we work through resolving this issue. Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can be of assistance.

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.

Fall 2016 Semester Calendar

With less than a month left before the start of the semester, make sure you are looking at the Fall 2016 Semester Calendar and adding important dates to your personal calendar.  Exact course dates for the 5 week and 10 week core classes are available at the following links: Daytime Full-time, Main Campus Evening, RTP Evening, Online

2016-2017 Advising Syllabus Available

The advising team has created an updated Advising Syllabus for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Please make sure to bookmark this important document and refer to it as questions come up!

Late Registration

Late Registration for Fall 2016 has begun.  Students registering for the first time for the Fall 2016 term on or after July 20th will be assessed a $100.00 Non-Refundable Late Enrollment (Registration) Fee. For more details on late registration see policy on the Enrollment Page.  To pay your late registration fee please contact the Cashier’s Office directly. They will process your payment and release your hold on your account.  Only after that is taken care of will you be able to register for classes.

Career Management Center

The CMC has a robust operating plan for Working Professionals in AY 206/2017.  Please feel free to watch this video message  in which Bev Porter, CMC director, and John Hutchings, CMC Associate Director for Working Professionals, shares their vision for the upcoming year.  Of particular note,
  1. Additional career coaches
  2. More robust in-person and live webinar training opportunities
  3. Equivalent virtual resources for live training opportunities you cannot attend
  4. More transparent process to engage in on-campus recruiting for those students who choose to

Veteran Affairs: NC State Student Veteran Summit

Attention all veterans: The Student Veteran Summit is here to help student veterans and dependents connect with each other and the campus community while learning about the resources and opportunities that exist at NC State that contribute to your success as a student. Beginning with an address from Army Lt. General Daniel Bolger, a retired three star general and faculty member at NC State, the Student Veteran Summit will also include a student panel and sessions on topics including: academic expectations and potential transition issues, learning assistance resources, health and wellness, paying your way financially, and building your future through engagement and career services. The Summit will be held on Saturday, August 13 from 2:00-6:30 PM in the Talley Student Union. Dinner for all participants will be provided. For more information please visit the Student Veteran Summit website.

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.

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 . For more information visit

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

July 27th: Last Day of Summer Session II and 10 week Summer Classes
July 28th – July 29th: Final Exams for Summer Session II and 10 week Summer Classes
August 1st:  Fall Tuition Bill Due
August 13th: NC State Student Veteran Summit
August 17th: First Day of 2016 Fall Semester Classes
August 23rd: Last Day to Add a Course Without Permission
August 30th: Census Date!!! (Last Day to Add a course with permission/Last Day to Drop a Course for Tuition Adjustment)
September 5th: Labor Day – No Classes/University & MBA Office Closed
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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