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We are glad you have chosen to explore the world of business. Here at Fayetteville State University, it doesn’t matter whether your future is local, carries you throughout the region, or even leads you around the globe. We take our role seriously in preparing you to adapt to opportunities and meet the challenges of the business world.

Nicholas Perkins

Nicholas Perkins: Extraordinary Entrepreneur and Alum

Nicholas Perkins, a 2003 graduate of the Fayetteville State University (FSU) School of Business and Economics (SBE), epitomizes entrepreneurship. Learning from his business courses and his experience as a food services manager on campus while still an undergraduate student, Perkins created a food service management business two years after he graduated. To learn more about Perkin's extraordinary entrepreneurial ventures, click HERE. 

Ife Presswood

Marketing Major Student Wins the 2015 Bronco Idea Challenge Competition

Ms. Ife M. Presswood, Graduating Senior (December 2015), Marketing Major/Dance minor wins the 2015 Bronco Idea Challenge Competition sponsored by the SBE Entrepreneurship and Marketing Club. The entrepreneurship competition, which selects students with the most creative and innovative ideas for business start-ups, started on October 9 and ended on October 29, 2015.  more...

Ms. Ife's idea, #THICK, is an interactive online website, operating under the idea of being a website "Where the #THICK girls roam", allows women to easily access plus size, fashion-forward apparel as well as be immersed in an online community of like-bodied women that is otherwise overlooked. #THICK offers a collection of websites for fashion-forward plus size women, readily available to browse and buy from: both mainstream companies and plus-size boutique entrepreneurs, a blog spot where shoppers can post pictures, ask questions, and share experiences, featured #THICK "stylistas", updated style guides, "lookbooks", and how-to's.Ife, whose hobbies include redesigning/customizing apparel, dancing,/modeling, and writing said, "We are the premier curvy girl community! I am thankful for the BIC because it have me the chance to really focus in on creating my vision. It aided in in laying the foundation for my launching my business." ...less


FSU Recognized with Top Honors at PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago

More than 1,600 of America's best and brightest college students traveled to the Windy City to Step Up to the Challenge as they showcased their talents as future business and vied for the opportunity to win more than $81,000 in cash awards. Click here to read more about our student, Delphia Schoenfeld, who received national recognition at the conference. 

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



Fayetteville State University Included in the Top Ranking of Healthcare Management Degrees

Badge-Affordable Programs
Fayetteville State University Ranks in the Top 25 Percent of the Most Affordable Selective Colleges for Healthcare Management 2015. To read more about how schools were selected for this ranking, and to download the award badge, please click here.

Online Course Report Ranks Fayetteville State University Online MBA Programs as One of the 50 Best Online MBA Programs in America

FSU MBA Online Programs Ranking
Fayetteville State University Online Masters in Business Administration Program is once again ranked as One of the 50 Best Online MBA Programs in the nation. We are proud and honored to be grouped with other prestigious schools and universities. To learn more about this ranking, click here.

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 complete 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

MBA Ranking by ACO

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.

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.

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 2013 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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