Business Administration and Management
Jeremy Deck, originally from Eastern Pennsylvania, graduated in December 2015 with a degree in business administration with a concentration in management. While at UNCP he completed two years of college in a year and a half while serving as active duty military warrant officer with 19 years of service. He came to UNCP with a desire to complete a bachelor’s degree and graduate from the honors college, but he accomplished much more.
Jeremy’s senior project researched the business of marijuana and the effects of legalization. He applied business and social science principals to explore this topic. One of Jeremy’s proudest accomplishments is winning first place in the business education and social sciences category at the Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity (PURC) Symposium for an early version of the project. In addition, he submitted a working paper of the project at the regional chapter of the Institute for Operation Research and Management Sciences (IORMS), also winning first place. As Jeremy says, “validation of my research by the PURC Symposium was really awesome and to have my research further validated at another conference at Myrtle Beach was an amazing accomplishment.” Based on his experience, Jeremy advises honors students to start their projects early and choose a topic that is fascinating to them: “It’s a great feeling to uncover something that supports your research.”
Prior to graduation from UNCP in 2015, Jeremy was accepted into the University of South Carolina’s graduate program. He is completing his first full semester as a grad student, and he says, “I owe my acceptance and success in USC’s MBA program to what I learned as a Maynor Honors College student researching for my project.”
Thesis: “The Business of Marijuana: An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Consequences and Benefits of Legalization”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mohammad Ashraf