MBA Student Association

The MBASA provides a chance for students to interact with fellow students, faculty, business leaders, and the surrounding community.

MBA Student Association (MBASA)

The organization offers a series of activities to address professional and business issues that are not generally included in the formal program but are critical to the overall MBA experiences. The MBASA seeks to enhance the educational experience by:

  • Providing social events to unite the student population
  • Bringing together alumni, area business leaders, and MBA students for collaboration
  • Promoting the prestige of the NC State MBA program
  • Creating an opportunity for students to supplement their classroom education
  • Mentoring new MBA students and familiarizing them with the campus and the program
  • Strengthening community ties through outreach activities

Meet the MBASA Board

Peter Kim

Peter is currently pursuing a concentration in Supply Chain and Marketing Management as an SCRC scholar. Originally from Chicago, IL, he graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago and served in the United States Army for 4 years being stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC. He hopes to use his MBA experience to work at a tech industry within the Triangle and leverage his past experiences in the Military to a Corporate setting. On the weekends you can find Peter trying new restaurants, at the gym, watching sports, spending time with his dog Max, or reading.

Derrick Davis
Vice President

Derrick Davis is currently a graduate student in the Jenkins Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program at NC State University where he is concentrating in Financial and Marketing Management. Derrick earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in both Finance and Accounting with a minor in Economics from Western Carolina University. Following his undergraduate studies, he worked briefly at an investment bank in Charlotte, NC, before he matriculated into graduate school. Upon graduation, he hopes to return to Bank of America in Charlotte, NC, and complete the final two sections of his Chartered Financial Analyst designation. In his free time, Derrick enjoys CrossFit, playing golf, and traveling.

Greg Stryker
Events Chair

A native North Carolinian and Wolfpack alumni, Greg is concentrating in Marketing and Supply Chain with Decision Analytics and SAP Certificates. Within the University, he volunteers for the SCRC and Consumer Research Collaborative. He comes from a background in product marketing and brand strategy in the consumer goods industry, and focuses through his MBA on customer acquisition and retention. Greg lives in Durham, enjoying time with family and friends around the state while nerding out over beer, bourbon and BBQ.

Nikki Hensley
Communications Chair

Nikki is working towards her MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain Management after receiving her BS in Sustainable Materials and Technology from NC State. Within the NC State community, Nikki also works for the Business Sustainability Collaborative working on various projects for B Corp. Nikki has previously worked in project management functions for investment banking and retail settings. Outside of the classroom, Nikki explores the triangle area, walks her dogs on the local trails and travels globally.

Ana Wall
Service Chair

Ana Wall is currently pursuing her MBA, concentrating in Marketing and Innovation Management with a Decision Analytics certificate. She is also a Graduate Assistant and McLauchlan Leadership Fellow. Ana is a double Wolfpack and holds an undergraduate degree in Technology Education with a concentration in Graphic Communications. She has 7 years of experience in marketing communications, mostly with Volvo Trucks North America, and hopes to pursue a post-MBA marketing career in the tech industry. Ana lives in Durham with her husband and son, where they enjoy the rich culture, parks and trails, and the Triangle’s finest restaurants and breweries.

Brian Dunn
UGSA Chair

Brian Dunn is currently pursuing his MBA from North Carolina State University concentrating in financial and bioscience management. He attended Elon University where he majored in molecular biology with a minor in statistics. Prior to graduate school, Brian had the opportunity to work at Parion Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline. More recently, he worked as a research technician for two years at Duke University in a laboratory focusing on oncology and signal transduction pathways. He hopes to use his MBA in order to pursue a career in corporate finance within the pharmaceutical industry. In his free time, Brian enjoys running, playing golf, and watching sports.

Erin Finefield
Events Chair

Actively pursuing a Jenkins MBA concentrating in Biosciences Management & Decision Analytics, Erin is a Midwest transplant to North Carolina. After completing her B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Missouri, she worked in product development in the biotech sector for eight years, across the nation (Davis, CA; Seattle, WA; and Indianapolis, IN). When she isn’t studying, she can be found wine tasting, movie watching, or out on the town laughing with friends.


All it takes to join MBASA is a one time payment of $130.  This payment covers your entire time in the program during which you will be able to participate in MBASA sponsored activities as well as activities through other MBA clubs that are supported through MBASA funds.

Talk to a board member if you are not yet a part of MBASA but would like to join.

Interested in a leadership position?

MBASA holds elections each year for new board members. Benefits for board members include:

  • $500 conference stipend
  • complimentary tickets to the Shelton Leadership Forum
  • customized leadership development training