MBA Students and Alumni

Headshot of MBA alum Rich McGowan
Rich McGowan

Town of Berlin Fire Department

The FSU MBA was a rewarding experience and an excellent option for the working professional seeking to further his or her education.  The mix of online and in-person classes, combined with the diverse experiences of students and faculty provided a challenging, affordable, fulfilling and relevant curriculum that will most certainly set me apart from my peers at work. 

MBA Advisory Board member Patrick Royce
Patrick Royce


After I earned my undergraduate degree in 2002, I entered the workforce and began my career in community banking. However, after a short period of time, I understood that in order to further my career, I needed to continue my education and I began to seek out an institution to meet my needs. After reviewing the programs at several institutions, I decided on FSU based upon the recommendations of other students, as well as the value presented to me in the program at the time. As a student in the program from 2003-2006, I learned an immense amount and found the faculty to be thoroughly engaged in my success and that of my peers. The parameters of the program were challenging, while also flexible with my work schedule, and probably more importantly (as the parent of two small children), my home life. My time at FSU was instrumental in furthering my career and I still maintain contact with many of my fellow FSU alums. Whether you’re a recent graduate entering the workforce, someone in the midst of a career change, a self-employed individual or simply looking at continuing your personal and professional development, I’d strongly recommend that you consider FSU’s MBA program.