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FSU Continue to Foster International Collaboration

ICAIR2020 CertificationDespite COVID19 pandemic, Fayetteville State University is strengthening its international collaborations by virtually taking part in the organization of International Conference on Advancement in Interdisciplinary Research, ICAIR 2020. With a team to foster interdisciplinary research, ICAIR is co-chaired by Dr. Deepak Kumar, Visiting Faculty at Broadwell College of Business and Economics and Professor at Amity Institute of Information Technology, AUUP, Noida, India. W.T. Brown Endowed Professor Dr. Assad Tavakoli served as a member of the ICAIR 2020 International Advisory Committee and Dr. Burcu Adivar represented FSU as a member of the ICAIR 2020 Organizing Committee. Dr. Daniel Okunbor, Professor of Computer Science at Fayetteville State University, was an invited keynote speaker. For three days, July 24-26, the virtual Conference had a large participation with more than 200 research presentations from 20 different countries. Keynote sessions and research presentations provided immense benefit to researchers, academicians, industry, and all other participants from technical institutes, research and development organizations and students working in various fields. Dr. Burcu Adivar and her graduate students presented their research studies at the conference. MBA students Tamala Burden, Shayla-Evans , Jessica Carter and Melisha Vaughters presented their study on measuring efficiency in a network of pediatric clinics, while Daniel Rundell presented his joint work with Tyler Adams, entitled as "Optimizing Drone Allocation and Coverage for Disaster Zones". All three presentations attracted a lot of attendance and online presence of BCBE at the conference initiated new collaborations with Dr. Deepak Kumar from Amity Institute of Information Technology, Amity University, Noida, India.

Dr. Deepak Kumar is an Associate Editor of International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management, Springer. He is the guest editor of several international journals. He is member of editorial and advisory board of Amity Journal of Interdisciplinary Research and Associate Editor of Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Reliability, Infocom Technology and Optimization (Trends and Future Directions). He has filed six patents and has authored a book "Software Reliability Engineering - A Brief Description". He is the recipient of "International Scientist Award on Engineering, Science and Medicine (Best Researcher Award)" conferred by VDG and "Significant Contribution Award in the field of Software Reliability Engineering" conferred by the 6th International Conference in Quality, Reliability and Infocomm Technology and Industrial Management (ICQRITITM, 2012) organized by University of Delhi and SREQOM.

MBA Faculty Receives 2020 Government Civil Engineer Award  

Dr. Majed Al-Ghandour Dr. Majed Al-Ghandour, Ph.D., PE, CPM, M.ASCE, Adjunct Professor at Broadwell College of Business and Economics received a national recognition award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to be the 2020 Government Civil Engineer of the Year. As the Director of Project Management & Power Bill and the Assistant Director of the Division of Planning and Programming at the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), Dr. Al-Ghandour has an immense leadership experience in project management, analytics and ERP systems.  Since Dr. Al-Ghandour started teaching "Advanced Analytics Project" and "Business Analytics" courses, he has been integral part of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) program offered by the Department of Graduate and Professional Studies in Business.  By exposing MBA students to real transportation problems, Dr. Al-Ghandour led many MBA capstone projects that resulted in numerous conference presentations, papers and collaborative projects

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Fayetteville State University Online MBA Among U.S. News & World Report's Best

FSU MBA StudentsFayetteville State University’s (FSU) Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) is ranked No. 88 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020 Best Online MBA Programs. FSU jumped 13 places from last year’s ranking of No. 101. The Online MBA also is ranked the No. 49 program for veterans. FSU’s Online MBA program is the third-highest ranked program in North Carolina, only behind the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (tied for No. 1) and North Carolina State University (tied for No. 15). For veterans, it’s second among North Carolina Schools. North Carolina State comes in at No. 11. No other historically black college and university (HBCU) in the nation is ranked in either listing. Read more

Fayetteville State University Students Receive Emerging Leaders Certification

FSU Students Receive Emerging Leaders Certification

Twenty-Seven students from Fayetteville State University's (FSU) Broadwell College of Business & Economics made history by earning BB&T Emerging Leaders Certification. They are the first at FSU to earn this credential and join the ranks of about 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the nation who have earned it. Read more 





Broadwell Speaker Series Continues November 12

Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) Broadwell College of Business and Economics (BCBE) continues its Broadwell Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with “E-Fluenced” on November 12, 2019. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 242 of the Rudolph Jones Student Center. The event is open to students, faculty, staff, and the community. This event highlights various entrepreneurs and companies of North Carolina, Cumberland County, Fayetteville region. Its purpose is to expose students to influential individuals in our community and beyond. Guest panelists will be George and Majesty Acheampong, and Colby Cornell Boone, a recent North Carolina A&T State University graduate and founder of Journey of Mind, Inc. All guest panelists are entrepreneurs and popular social media influencers. The Broadwell Entrepreneurship Speakers Series event is a free evening event hosted by the BCBE faculty and staff. The goal of the series is to bring community leaders to enlighten, uplift and encourage stimulating conversation with university students. The conversation focuses on themes and topics as they relate to personal experiences as people of color in business and on social media.

To register for the event, click on the link below or contact Tamri Graves at tgraves3@uncfsu.edu for more information. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=9ObhsvFkckidocqKmnxB9yHgGX-urB9Om2sRMzIr-qFUQlVINVM4OTBKSTIyQzg5V0M5MFlCVVhFMi4u 


Hackley Research Series Set for October and November

Dr. Nikolai Wenzel, chair of the L.V. Hackley Chair for the Study of Capitalism and Free Enterprise in the Broadwell College of Business and Economics (BCBE) at Fayetteville State University, will continue the Hackley Research Series. The fall 2019 series will be held on October 24 and November 14, 2019, from 3:45 to 5 p.m. in Room 247 of the BCBE.

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FSU's MBA Program Recognized as the Most Affordable in the Nation

University MaceFayetteville State University's (FSU) on-line MBA degree program is ranked No. 1 on Great Business Schools list of the 10 Most Affordable. FSU is the only North Carolina school and the only historically black college and university (HBCU) in the top 10.

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Professor Records Third Podcast in Economics for Entrepreneurs Series

Dr. Steven PhelanDr. Steven Phelan, Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Broadwell College of Business & Economics, recently recorded a third podcast for the Mises Institute's Economics for Entrepreneurs podcast series entitled "Negotiation as a Core Capability for Entrepreneurial Success". Hosted by Hunter Hastings, a partner in Bialla Venture Partners, the series demonstrates how fundamental economic principles can help the real-life, flesh-and-blood entrepreneur succeed. Dr. Phelan previously appeared on two other podcasts in the series on "Managing Expectations" and "How to Assemble A Winning Combination of Resources".

A full list of the podcasts in the series can be found at https://mises.org/library/economics-entrepreneurs