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Business Scholars is a prestigious opportunity for EC Scholar finalists who wish to study and pursue careers in business. It is
offered jointly by the Honors College and the College of Business at East
Carolina University. Business Scholars benefit from the College of
Business Leadership and Professional Development program, a unique business
curriculum designed to ensure that students develop the vital leadership skills
of critical thinking, value orientation, communication, and team-building.
Beyond this, Business Scholars participate in leadership and community
engagement opportunities and build close relationships with the College of
Business leadership team, faculty, and advisory board members. Business
Scholars benefit from a generous scholarship award of $12,000 beyond those
scholarship monies awarded by the Honors College (distributed as $1500 per
semester over eight semesters). Further, Business Scholars are guaranteed entry
into the nationally ranked East Carolina University MBA or MSA program upon
completion of their undergraduate degree (provided they satisfy program
requirements). Freshmen Business Scholars will live and learn in a collegial
Students who are awarded a position in the Business Scholars
Program must maintain the following standards throughout the program:
Students who are awarded a Business Scholar position must maintain certain academic standards and participate in various activities to remain eligible for the scholarship and his or her seat in the MBA entering class. Students in the Business Scholars Program who remain eligible and interested will complete an application to the ECU MBA or MSA program in the first semester of their senior year and will be exempt from the supplemental application fee and the Graduate Management Admission Test requirement. They will receive a letter of acceptance that will enable them to enter the MBA or MSA program after graduation.
For additional information about the Business Scholars Program, please contact Karen Kus or Travis Bulluck or call 252-328-5571.