Charlotte Campus News

Charlotte Campus News | January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

We Are the Champions!

Charlotte and Seattle Campuses Battle in the NFL Playoffs

Congratulations to the Carolina Panthers! You beat down the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15, to win the NFC Championship and advance to Super Bowl 50!

Just a week prior, the Panthers delivered a similar pounding on the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Divisional Round, which has the Charlotte campus celebrating a victory over our Seattle campus cousins.

For a second year in a row, both campuses enjoyed their teams facing off in the NFL playoffs (Seattle eventually having a chance at Super Bowl XLIX). While the Seattle campus was victorious in last year’s wager, Charlotte returned the favor on January 17, compliments of the Carolina Panthers.

The winnings… Pacific salmon for the entire Charlotte staff.

Thank you, Panthers, for doing all the hard work! Keep Pounding!

Charlotte Campus News | November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Northeastern University-Charlotte Hosts Veterans Speed Networking Event

On Monday, December 7, Northeastern University-Charlotte is hosting a speed networking event to help connect veterans and transitioning military members with local employers. This event will allow attendees to practice their networking skills and make new and promising connections within a variety of local industries.

The event takes place at the Charlotte campus, 101 North Tryon Street, 11th Floor, from 5:00-7:30pm. A reception will follow the networking activities. The current agenda includes:

5:00 – 5:30pm  Registration
5:30 – 6:00pm  Interviewing & Networking Skills Workshop
6:00 – 6:45pm  Speed Networking Activity with Local Employers
6:45 – 7:30pm  Casual Reception

Participating employers include Bank of America, TIAA-CREF, Belk, The Fresh Market, Snyder’s-Lance, Accenture, and Premier. Additional organizations will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information or to register, visit our Veterans Speed Networking event page.

Charlotte Campus News | August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments



–Focus on Four Key Programs Based on Hiring Needs of Regional Employers–

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 17, 2015) – Northeastern University Charlotte will host a Graduate Degree Open House at their Uptown campus on Saturday, August 29 from 10AM-1PM. In addition to showcasing the 35 degree and certificate programs available, Northeastern students, faculty and alumni will be on hand to answer any questions about pursuing a graduate degree.

“Working professionals always have questions about the benefits of a graduate degree. Most often, we’re providing answers about career advancement opportunities and how to balance school, work, and family,” said Northeastern Regional Dean and CEO, Dr. Cheryl Richards. “Since our programs are designed with flexibility for busy adults and aligned to the needs of regional employers, we find it easy to show both the personal and career pay-off.”

According to Dr. Richards, Northeastern’s four highest demand graduate degree programs locally are:
· Project Management
· Leadership
· Information Assurance (Cybersecurity)
· Engineering Management

“There are an astonishing number of job openings in these categories,” said Richards. “Regional employers just can’t find enough qualified candidates so it’s no surprise people are heading back to school to obtain the degrees needed to secure positions in Charlotte’s high demand industries like healthcare, energy and finance.”
Northeastern University is a top-tier private research university that provides high-demand graduate programs aligned with the needs of industry in region and around the globe. The Charlotte campus, the University’s first expansion outside of Boston, opened in October 2011. Since then, it has grown from eight master’s degrees to 35 degree and certificate programs. The Northeastern network also includes campuses and hubs in Seattle, Washington and Silicon Valley. For more information, visit

This event is free to attend but please register here.

Blog | April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Northeastern University Charlotte Expands Degree Offerings

–New programs align with industry’s needs in areas of  Corporate and Organizational Communication, Homeland Security and Non Profit Management–

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 14, 2015)—Northeastern University – Charlotte today announced it has received approval from the North Carolina General Administration and Board of Governors to offer an additional five master’s programs, one baccalaureate degree for second-degree students and one certificate for advanced graduate study. Programs in Corporate and Organizational Communication, Homeland Security and Nonprofit Management are enrolling students for the spring.  Newly-approved healthcare programs will begin enrolling in 2016.

“Northeastern’s growing number of graduate degree and certificate programs are directly aligned with the needs of employers in the region, many of whom are our co-op partners,” said Dr. Cheryl Richards, CEO and Regional Dean of Northeastern University’s Charlotte campus. “These new programs are in response to their hiring and workforce development needs.”

These additions to the Northeastern University – Charlotte portfolio, which opened its campus in the Center City in 2011, brings its total number of offerings to 25 graduate degree programs and 10 certificate programs in six industry-aligned sectors: Business, Education, Government & Civic Engagement, Healthcare, Leadership & Management and Science, Technology & Engineering.

According to Charlotte Center City Partners, 100,000 people currently work in Uptown Charlotte.  Northeastern University’s Trade and Tryon location is ideal for Uptown professionals taking evening classes.

“Northeastern University Charlotte is a key partner in strengthening and growing the talent of our Center City workforce,” said Michael Smith, President and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners. “We congratulate and thank them for expanding the reach of its Charlotte campus with the addition of these educational offerings.”

Northeastern University is a top-tier private research university that provides high-demand graduate programs aligned with the needs of industry in region and around the globe.   The Charlotte campus, the University’s first expansion outside of Boston, opened in October 2011.  Since then, it has grown from eight master’s degrees to 35 degree and certificate programs. The Northeastern network also includes campuses and hubs in Seattle, Washington and Silicon Valley.  For more information, visit

Blog | March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Northeastern University Charlotte To Tackle Obstacles to Upward Mobility Topic

–Surveys Show Odds of Climbing Out of Poverty in Charlotte Area Among Lowest in Nation–

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 31, 2015) – Northeastern University – Charlotte will host a panel discussion about the obstacles to upward mobility at their Uptown Campus on Wednesday, April 15 from 7:30-9:00am.

Recent surveys confirm that the odds of climbing out of poverty in the Charlotte metro area are among the lowest in the nation. In other words, odds of those born in the bottom 5%, climbing to the top 5% are less than 5%.

“The gap between the rich and poor continues to grow here in the Queen City,” said Dr. Cheryl Richards, CEO & Regional Dean of Northeastern University—Charlotte.  “Ranking dead last for upward mobility in the 50 biggest metro areas is a wakeup call that we need to find a way to reverse these trends and help revive the American Dream locally.”

The panel, moderated by The Lee Institute’s Executive Director, Andrea Stevenson, features:

·         Leslie Winner, Executive Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

·         Rebecca Riccio, Professor and Director of The Social Impact Lab, Northeastern University

·         Nicholas Wharton, Chief Operating Officer, Urban League of Central Carolinas

To register for this free event, click here, call 980.224.8467 or email

Northeastern University is a top-tier private research university that provides high-demand graduate programs aligned with the needs of industry in region and around the globe.   The Charlotte campus, the University’s first expansion outside of Boston, opened in October 2011.  Since then, it has grown from eight master’s degrees to more than 30 degree and certificate programs.  For more information, visit

Blog | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Experience Matters: Recognizing Leadership and Service

The service that military veterans provide to our nation is crucial to our way of life. At Northeastern University, we continuously strive to answer service with opportunity. Learn more here.

Blog | March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Northeastern University – Charlotte Launches New ALIGN Program

ALIGN stands for Accelerated Link to Industry through Northeastern’s Global Network.  The ALIGN program is a unique series of graduate degree programs that prepare high-ability bachelor’s degree holders for high-demand industries. ALIGN gives students the skills and qualifications necessary to achieve their career goals, no matter what their undergraduate major. Through ALIGN’s real-world cooperative education (co-op) experiences and custom curricula that link individual students’ undergraduate work to their discipline of choice, students will be qualified and prepared to excel in their field.

The ALIGN degrees are offered in a hybrid format and designed to work with your schedule. Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to change industries or a recent graduate looking to build your resume, with ALIGN you can succeed.  Learn more about the ALIGN programs:

Charlotte Campus News | November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northeastern University–Charlotte Adds Graduate Certificate Programs

Northeastern University–Charlotte has announced the addition of graduate certificates to its expanding list of programs.

It’s a step that advances the university’s long-standing commitment to meeting the academic needs and career demands of the regional workforce. The addition of graduate certificate programs offers both working professionals and job seekers the opportunity to pursue specialized, advanced study that will enhance their existing knowledge and skills, facilitate the development new skills, boost career potential, and serve as a gateway to a Northeastern master’s degree program.

The Northeastern University–Charlotte graduate certificate programs are:

• comprised of four to six graduate-level courses focused on a specific concentration within a field of study.

• aligned with high-demand industries in the Charlotte area including healthcare, education, leadership, and management.

• offered 100% online or in a blend of online and on-campus learning. (Not all programs are delivered in both formats.  Check specific certificate programs for details.)

• available now.

To learn more and to see the full lineup of certificate programs, click here.

Charlotte Campus News | June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Charlotte Campus Adds Doctor of Education Degree Program to Curriculum

Northeastern University–Charlotte is expanding its curriculum by adding a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program with three concentration offerings: Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership; Organizational Leadership Studies; and Higher Education Administration.  Classes for the new program, which was approved by the UNC Board of Governors, are anticipated to begin in the winter quarter beginning January 2014.

“We are delighted by the opportunity to offer our program in North Carolina.  Northeastern’s EdD in region will be focused on working with students in an intensive cohort model to address their specific and local challenges,” said Dr. Mya M. Mangawang, senior assistant dean of academic and faculty affairs and director of graduate education programs for Northeastern University College of Professional Studies.  “We believe in order to make meaningful impact you must start locally, and we have therefore devised our program to attract students who have clearly-identified, local and particular problems of practice that they want to address and change with the guidance and support of their colleagues and our accomplished faculty.”

The Doctor of Education degree program is only the third doctoral degree approved for a university based outside of North Carolina; the other two are also offered by Northeastern University.  Northeastern University–Charlotte now offers 18 degree programs – 15 master’s degrees and three doctoral degrees – in six industry-aligned sectors:

  • Business – Master of Science in Finance, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Taxation
  • Education – Master of Education (MEd), Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Government & Civic Engagement – Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Public Administration
  • Healthcare – Master of Science in Health Informatics, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT), Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices
  • Leadership & Management – Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Science in Project Management, Master of Sports Leadership
  • Science, Technology & Engineering – Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Energy Systems, Master of Science in Engineering Management, Master of Science in Health Informatics, Master of Science in Information Assurance.

“The Doctor of Education program offers a rich, dynamic learning experience, one that blends critical engagement with theory and practice,” said Dr. Cheryl Richards, chief executive officer and regional dean of Northeastern University–Charlotte. “The program is designed to empower educators and give them the ability to effect meaningful change in their careers and the lives they will impact.”


Feature Story | June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northeastern’s Papageorge Discusses Cyber Security at Charlotte Conference

Dr. Themis Papageorge, associate professor and director of Northeastern’s Information Assurance graduate program, recently spoke at a conference in Charlotte about cyber crime and how companies can protect themselves against digital thieves.

Papageorge said that electronic crime is the number one threat against the United States, noting that it “has become an easier way to rob a bank than at gunpoint.” He added that 4 billion computers, tablets and smartphones complicate the response.

The conference, sponsored by the North Carolina Technology Association, presented an opportunity for cyber crime experts to share information and notes about new cyber crime schemes. NCTA plans to hold a similar conference in the fall.

For additional information, click here.