NCCU's School of Business Appoints New MBA Director

Posted March 13, 2020, 9:04AM
Deirdre Guion Peoples, Ph.D.

North Carolina Central University School of Business has appointed Deirdre Guion Peoples, Ph.D., as director of the Master of Business Administration program.

Guion Peoples brings a wealth of knowledge from her experience in corporate branding at General Mills and a history of entrepreneurial activity in full-service marketing and advertising. 

A valued member of the School of Business marketing faculty, Guion Peoples has proven to be a great contributor in advancing student excellence. Through her role as MBA director, which started in February 2020, she will also ensure that master’s level students receive a high-quality professional graduate education.

As we strive to fully equip future business leaders with top level skills, the school is also dedicated to:

  • Providing greater financial incentives to attract qualified applicants to our traditional MBA program;
  • Expanding our course offerings with our joint-degree programs with the Schools of Law (JD/MBA) and Library Science (MIS/MBA);
  • Creating Eagle-Enhanced©, an online MBA program that can be completed in as few as 18 months;
  • Developing additional concentrations customized to best serve market demand. 

The School of Business is saying good-bye to Sharon White, Ph.D., outgoing MBA director, for her years of service.  White, who developed much of the quality programming that set the foundation for graduate education, will remain on the faculty as associate dean for the School of Business.     

For more information regarding the NCCU School of Business MBA program, please contact us at 919-530-6405 or

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