University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Swain Center: Executive Education and Economic Development

Our Mission

The H. David and Diane Swain Center enhances the effectiveness of organizations through economic services, executive education and leadership development. The Center’s activities benefit the Cameron School of Business through building strong industry-university connections. UNCW’s values of excellence, integrity, diversity, innovation, and community engagement provide the foundation for the Swain Center.


Our Vision is to...

  • Equip. Executives to lead their organizations into the future.
  • Prepare. Senior leaders to take on broader roles.
  • Engage. The next generation of leaders.

Executive Education

For over 30 years the Swain Center has served the business community by connecting our experts with business needs. Our programs and services reflect the strength of industry leaders, business consultants as well as our faculty members from the following areas: accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, leadership, operations & logistics. In addition, we offer customized leadership solutions and executive coaching for our clients.

Economic Services

The center has a long history of providing economic forecasts and impact studies. A regional economist is on our staff. The Economic Outlook Conference, held annually in the fall, is one of our signature events. A group of international experts along with a panel of experts provide economic insights and future trends.


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