MBA Alumni Highlight: Shannon Creighton

Shannon Creighton '04, '12 is the MBA director at Limestone College, a private four-year, coeducational liberal arts college located in Gaffney, SC.

A native of Bessemer City, NC, Shannon graduated from Appalachian State Univeristy with a BSBA in Management and Marketing and then earned his MBA and MA in Higher Education Administration.

Shannon previously served as an assistant director in the Office of Student Financial Aid at Appalachian and in a myriad of roles at the Walker College of Business. He served as an MBA Program graduate assistant, lecturer and undergraduate assessment coordinator, faculty advisor for the International Business Student Association, a short-term study abroad trip leader, and co-chair of the Diversity Advisory Team. In fact, Shannon attributes his continued success to the faculty and administration in the Walker College of Business.

Shannon is currently completing his DBA in International Business from Walden University with the dissertation topic, "Reducing Risk from Workplace Discrimination."  Shannon is an active member of the Spartanburg, SC community through his involvement with the mission committee at Trinity United Methodist Church.

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About Appalachian's MBA Program

Appalachian State University's MBA Program provides educational experiences to prepare our students for life-long learning and professional leadership responsibilities in a dynamic global environment. The program provides individualized attention through extensive student-faculty collaboration and offers frequent networking and team building opportunities. Flexible programming allows each student to receive the best educational experience possible through full-time or part-time tracks in two locations with the opportunity to complete the degree in as little as a year. Students can earn concentrations in: Sustainable Business, International Business, Economics, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, and Interdisciplinary Business. In addition to giving students the technical skills and knowledge to be successful in the business world, the Walker College also provides students the soft skills necessary to be complete professionals. Through executive skills courses, students develop resumes, improve interview skills, and expand networking skills, and a career advisor offers support with job search and interviews. For more information, visit

Published: May 23, 2017 1:46pm