Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

College of Business

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Michael Harris, Interim Dean
W. Lee Grubb, III, Senior Associate Dean
Cody Logan Chullen, Associate Dean for Academic Quality
Amy McMillan, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
Linda A. Quick, Assistant Dean, Thomas D. Arthur Graduate School of Business
Jeff Hope, Interim Director of Technology, Information, and Operations
Kevin Williams, Director of Undergraduate Programs


The College of Business undergraduate and graduate business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) International.


The mission of East Carolina University’s College of Business (COB) is to provide an engaging learning environment to the leaders of today and tomorrow while expanding business knowledge and serving our communities. The foundation of our mission is the integration of four critical elements: Think, Value, Communicate, Lead.

Master’s Programs in Business

The Thomas D. Arthur Graduate School of Business offers the master of business administration (MBA), master of science in accounting (MSA), and master of science in sustainable tourism and hospitality (MS) degree programs. They are open to students with baccalaureate degrees from institutions accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) agency who present evidence of their ability to pursue graduate study. The College’s degree programs are structured for students with baccalaureate degrees in nonbusiness as well as business fields.

Admissions is based on a combination of factors including cumulative undergraduate GPA and may also include successful completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). 

Students whose native language is not English and have not completed at least one year of education at a United States school are required to take a standardized English language exam or complete the ECU Language Academy (ECULA).

A maximum of one-third of a student’s required credit hours may be transferred from another AACSB accredited graduate business program or an equivalent international graduate business program with the approval of the director of graduate programs and the dean of the Graduate School.

The foundation courses in the MBA program and business core and accounting evaluation courses in the MSA program are not included in the six-year time limit for degree completion.



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