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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. Building on his unique background and customer insights, he decided to specialize in managing cafeterias for HBCU's, governmental institutions, and business enterprises, where he saw opportunities to meet client needs more effectively than the competition.  By 2011, six years after he started the business, Perkins management Services had over $10 million in revenue and over 200 employees. The company manages cafeterias at seven universities, including Johnson C. Smith, Benedict, and Morehouse. Other clients include three U.S. Coast Guard cafeterias and healthcare/senior living institutions.  To learn more about Perkin's extraordinary entrepreneurial ventures, click HERE.

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.

 Aspiring Young Entrepreneur Wins the Bronco Idea Challenge Competition

Myles Hester
Sophomore business administration student Myles Hester wins the Bronco Idea Challenge competition, an extra-curricular activity launched by the School of Business and Economics to encourage students to develop entrepreneurial and creative thinking. The contest, which was sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Marketing Club, started on September 19, 2014 and ended on October 24, 2014. 

Myles idea is an interactive social media website where yearbook clubs can upload extra content they there were not able to fit in their yearbooks, i.e., pictures and videos of school activities. Myles, whose hobbies include training in mixed martial arts and playing volleyball, said "I really enjoyed being able to participate in the Bronco Idea Challenge because it allowed me to center on an idea that I had and develop it into an actual business idea. I would like to encourage all who entered to keep an entrepreneurial mindset, not just in school but outside of school as well. All it takes is one idea or need need in the world that your business can solve for you to create value in the market place and change the world."



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.

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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