MBA Alumni Profile: Emma Curtin

Emma CurtinEmma Curtin ‘08 is a Senior Vice President at Bank of America within the Global Risk Management - Enterprise Independent Testing (EIT) organization. Within EIT, Emma leads the Quality Assurance Oversight Program and Policy Management.    


Emma joined Bank of America in 2011 as a Compliance Officer, after working in Internal Audit at Wells Fargo.  As a Compliance Officer, Emma provided compliance risk oversight to the Corporate Treasury organization.  In 2016, Emma transitioned into Enterprise Independent Testing with responsibility for Audits and Exams Oversight.  In 2019, Emma assumed a leadership role within EIT that gave her responsibility for EIT policy management, the EIT Associate Readiness program, and records management.  Most recently, Emma began leading the Quality Assurance Oversight Program.


Emma attended Appalachian State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Walker College of Business with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management in 2007. In 2008 Emma graduated with a Masters of Business Administration from the ASU Walker College of Business. In March 2014, Emma became a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and is part of the Women’s Executive Leadership Development Program at Bank of America.


Emma currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband Dennis and their two children, Sadie and Liam.


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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: Sep 16, 2020 3:54pm