Creasy to direct WCU’s MBA program

Todd Creasy, an associate professor in Western Carolina University’s College of Business who previously held leadership roles in two publicly traded “Fortune 500” companies and a half-billion-dollar private company, has been appointed director of WCU’s master’s degree program in business administration.

Creasy earned master’s degrees in finance and business administration at the University of Memphis and his doctorate in management at Case Western Reserve University. His 25 years of industry experience was focused in human resources and operations management. He also led his own human resources consulting and executive recruitment firm for five years before selling the company in 1995.

Creasy began teaching in 2008 and has held positions at Vanderbilt University, Western Kentucky University and Carson-Newman College. He joined the faculty in WCU’s College of Business in 2011 and has taught in both the MBA program and for WCU’s master’s program in project management.

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Todd Creasy

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to lead this program that is so vitally important to the economic progress of Western North Carolina,” Creasy said. “Our MBA students earn their degrees and are equipped for business leadership and innovation. I’m looking forward to working with our wonderful students and talented faculty to take the program forward.”

WCU’s MBA program is offered in the evenings in both full-time and part-time formats from the university’s instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square in Asheville. The 36-hour curriculum can be completed by full-time students in three semesters and by part-time students in six semesters. No prerequisite courses are required, but incoming students are required to attend a pre-MBA “boot camp” each August that covers the basics of accounting, math, economics and Excel, Creasy said.

For more information about WCU’s MBA program, contact Creasy at 828-227-3600 or rtcreasy@wcu.edu, or Kelly McIntyre, MBA program manager, at 828-654-6533 or kumcintyre@wcu.edu.