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The MBA Program in the School of Business and Economics is dedicated to providing a quality business education to a diverse student population. The School prepares students to meet the challenges of a changing environment and to compete in a global market.

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Real Tools for a Real World.

Today's and tomorrow's jobs need real, practical skills. And that's what you'll get when you choose the FSU MBA.

Our students and graduates often remark that their FSU professors bring theory to life - by showing students how and why business and management works. Theory and the accumulated knowledge of experts is important, and you'll get a solid grounding in the best thinking and practices of your chosen concentration. But theory is nothing without practice, and that's where FSU excels. You'll develop tools that teach you how to learn, adapt and innovate, not just today, but tomorrow.

We give you the tools. You build your future.

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FSU Social Entrepreneurship Teams Continue Winning Streak: Both Teams Victorious at 2015 Conference

FSU Winners - 2015 Social Entrepreneurship Conference

UPDATED Release by FSU Public Relations: 

The University of North Carolina General Administration has announced that, as a result of a screening error, the NC A&T State University's graduate that initially won 1st place at the 2015 Social Entrepreneurship Conference has been disqualified. Consequently, Fayetteville State University's graduate has been declared the TOP WINNER (1st place) in the graduate category for its social entrepreneurial business idea CannaMix. CLICK HERE to learn more about this update. 

Congratulations are extended to the FSU graduate team -- Marin Rachev, MBA Student, Jasmine Gaston, MS Biology Student, and Brian Olson, an undergraduate biology major -- as well as to the team advisors/coaches -- Dr. Steven Phelan and Mr. Greg McElveen of the School of Business and Economics and Dr. Shirley Chao of the College of Arts and Sciences. 

"I could not be more proud of what the School of Business and Economics and Biological Sciences students have accomplished this year in addition to our wins in the previous two years," said Dr. Assad Tavakoli, Dean of the FSU School of Busines and Economics.

White House Names FSU MBA Student HBCU All-Star

Amanda Eure
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) has named FSU MBA student Amanda Eure an HBCU All-Star. There were over 445 applicants; Amanda was one of 75 students from 62 HBCU's that were honored. The selection of this first class of students to be honored in this way by the White House recognizes undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement. To learn more about Amanda, click HERE.

Contact: Mr. John J. Scarsella, MBA Director of Admissions
at for details, or call (910) 672-2910.

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FSU MBA Program Listed as One of the Country's Best Graduate Business Programs

The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review has once again listed the Fayetteville State University MBA Program as one of the country's best graduate business programs. The Princeton Review surveyed more than 21,600 business schools students to comple this annual ranking report. To learn more about this ranking, click HERE.

Fayetteville State University Online MBA Program Named One of Nation's Top 50

Affordable Colleges Online (ACO) has ranked the FSU MBA Program as one of the best Online MBA's. ACO, an organization of higher education professionals established to guide students in identifying high quality online options noted that "Top online MBA programs not offer not only flexibility, but academic rigor, student support, and cost structures that rival -- and in some cases surpass -- their campus-based counterparts." After analyzing more than 500 colleges, FSU's online MBA program was one that stood out. To read more about this ranking, click HERE.

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Another National Ranking for the FSU MBA Program

MBA Ranking

The U.S. News & World Report now ranks the Fayetteville State University Master of Business Administration (MBA) program among the top 100 online graduate programs in the nation and among the top 5 in the state of North Carolina. Click here to learn more about this ranking.

Dr. Assad Tavakoli, SBE Dean, noted that, "We place a high priority on providing leading edge distance learning options, including video streaming capabilities that enable students to participate in any MBA course from any location with Internet access. We also record those classes for students who would like to review lectures at their convenience.

FSU School of Business and Economics No. 58 in Latest SSRN Business School Rankings

In January of 2015, the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) lists the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Fayetteville State University at number 58 among its latest rankings of the top 500 U.S. Business Schools. The School is also ranked number 103 in the world. Click HERE to learn more about this ranking.

U.S. Airways Magazine Features the Uniqueness of FSU's Courses

Ahead of the Class

U.S. Airways magazine writer Nancy Oakley wrote an article in 2003 about the uniqueness of curriculum at Fayetteville State University, entitled "Ahead of the Class." The article mentioned "FSU's School of Business and Economics ranks third in North Carolina, and it's easy to see why." Click HERE to read the full article






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