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NC State Jenkins MBA Launches Fellowship Programs in Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management

New Fellowship Offerings for Fall 2011 Aim to Attract Top Talent

Raleigh, NC, December 12, 2010 --( The NC State Jenkins MBA program ( has announced the launch of two new fellowship programs to be offered in fall 2011 in entrepreneurship (HiTec) and supply chain management. Through the fellowship programs, students will receive full tuition and health insurance, along with a generous stipend of $12,000 per year. The fellows will be expected to work closely with faculty and partner companies on applied research projects.

Supply chain management fellows will be assigned to a faculty mentor to work on applied research projects sponsored by corporate members of the Supply Chain Resource Co-Operative (SCRC). The fellows will be invited to the December and April meetings of the SCRC, and be expected to take a summer internship with an SCRC company.

Entrepreneurship (HiTEC) fellows will complete MBA 576 and 577 during their first academic year of residence. During their summer internship and their second year in the program, fellows will work with entrepreneurship faculty to examine the commercial potential of emerging technologies. During the spring of their second year, they will complete MBA 570 and develop a strategic plan for a local growth venture. Throughout their training, students will work with a faculty mentor and professional mentors from the entrepreneurial community who will help them explore opportunities and get to know people with the ability to provide a variety of useful resources.

For more information or to fill out an application, visit or contact Jen Arthur at Application deadline is Monday, March 7, 2011. Fellowships will be awarded by Friday, April 1, 2011.

“We are excited to launch two new fellowship programs in supply chain management and entrepreneurship as these programs will provide great experience and tools for future business leaders,” said Dr. Steve Allen, associate dean for graduate programs and research in the NC State College of Management. “Our goal is to attract top talent, so the selection process will be highly competitive. Fellows will be selected on the basis of prior preparation, applications essays and one or more faculty interviews.”

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- Both fellowship programs require that students are classified as full-time student; are taking more than nine credit hours; meet outstanding academic qualifications; and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 during tenure as a fellow.

- Fellows will begin taking courses in their concentration during their first semester in the program and will be expected to commit to the concentration as a condition of their fellowship.

- NC State’s supply chain program is ranked in the top 20 by both faculty and practitioners in Supply Chain Management Review. Current members of the SCRC include American Airlines, Bank of America, Biogen Idec, BP, Caterpillar, Chevron, Duke Energy, Lenovo and Ministry Health Care. NC State’s supply chain program is unique in its use of company-sponsored projects as a key ingredient of the learning environment. Starting salaries and placement rates in supply chain management are the highest in the Jenkins MBA program.

- Developed at NC State, the HiTEC program has been taught on four continents and adopted for use as part of graduate education for students from more than 20 universities. A unique joint venture managed by the Colleges of Management and Engineering, the program teaches systematic and process-based approaches to launching and growing technology rich businesses. In the United States and globally, businesses developed by HiTEC students and alums have generated hundreds of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars of private investment. HiTEC is the capstone programs of The Entrepreneurship Collaborative (TEC): We are the Business of Entrepreneurship.

About Jenkins Graduate School of Management:
The Jenkins Graduate School of Management is part of the North Carolina State University College of Management in Raleigh, N.C. In addition to the Jenkins MBA program, it offers graduate programs in accounting and economics. The Jenkins MBA program was established in 2002 to provide graduate management education with an emphasis on technology and innovation. Its real world approach to learning brings students, top educators and professionals together in a research and technology focused environment that supports the knowledge, skills and leadership development needed for today’s global marketplace. The Jenkins MBA program offers concentrations in biosciences management, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, financial management, innovation management, marketing management, services management and consulting, and supply chain management for both full- and part-time students. Consistently rated among the top 75 MBA programs, the Jenkins MBA continues to receive national and international attention for its commitment to quality education and research. For more information, visit

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