OMBA Current Student
Professors of the Online MBA classes do a great job of providing a collaborative learning experience like what you would receive in a seated classroom setting by utilizing various social media tools (Twitter), university intranets (eCourseware) and online tools like Google Drive. I have never felt like I was missing out on a personal learning experience. In fact, I prefer the OMBA program because it allows for a much more flexible schedule.
Program Manager at Medtronic Spine and Biologics, CBMBA Alumnus
One of the chief values of a Customer Driven MBA is that it allows students the opportunity to entrench themselves in the workplace while managing a full-time course load. Students also have the chance to solve real-world problems in the classroom and implement the solutions at their respective companies. I appreciated the active-learning aspect of the CDMBA Program.
Doctoral Student in Japan, IMBA Alumnus
One of the greatest benefits to the International MBA program is the exposure to different cultures and languages in classroom settings. They also offer internships abroad that allow students to immerse themselves in the culture and directly apply the knowledge learned through their coursework.
Vice President of Peabody Hotels, Current PMBA
The quality of the professors and the other students in the U of M’s MBA program is outstanding and I am proud to have been able to learn from and alongside them. Even after 30 years in the hospitality industry, I discovered something new from every class and was able to directly apply the knowledge to enhance the Peabody Hotel’s operations. The caliber of my classmates is also exceptional; and several of them are now working as valued Peabody associates.
Founder and CEO of Sunshine Enterprise, IMBA Alumnus
The University of Memphis MBA program provided me with an in-depth understanding of international business, and ultimately, gave me the tools to launch my business and bring it to success.
Human Resources Manager at Smith and Nephew, CDMBA Alumna
The CDMBA allowed me the opportunity to significantly enhance my personal brand. By the time I graduated, executive leaders in my company knew who I was and knew what I was capable of doing.
Dr. Marie Chisholm-Burns
Dean of UT Health Science Center, PMBA Alumnus
The MBA program at the University of Memphis is one of the best and most rewarding educational experiences I have ever had. The knowledge gained had immediate application in my professional life.
Joe M. Dorris
President and CEO of Futaba Corporation of America (Retired), PMBA Alumnus
My Professional MBA degree was the passport that opened doors for my career in marketing and management. Without the skills and knowledge I gained during the program I do not think I would have been able to realize my dreams. I am very grateful to the University of Memphis for the opportunities it allowed me.
J. R. Kamra
Senior Supply Chain Specialist, PMBA Alumnus
My Professional MBA degree from the University of Memphis has drastically enhanced my critical thinking skills and leadership behaviors, which in turn, have helped my career progress. I cherish the friendships I made with fellow peers as well as teachers. I am proud to know I am part of a University that strives to teach and develop future leaders.
FCBE Alumni Chapter Board VP, IMBA Alumna
One of the primary reasons I chose the University of Memphis to pursue my MBA degree, is because of their International MBA program. I was impressed by the opportunities to study abroad, and receive the in-depth cultural experience of another country.
FCBE Coordinator of College Relations and Events, PMBA Alumna
I had an excellent experience in the Professional MBA program at the University of Memphis. The teachers were knowledgeable, the courses were real-world applicable and the hours were flexible. This degree allowed for significant advances in my professional career.
Marketing Specialist at FedEx Global Marketing, CDMBA Alumna
The CDMBA is a rich, fulfilling classroom experience because we focus on real world issues of the companies we are interning with. It’s exciting to discover solution to professional issues people deal in the workplace, rather than exclusively studying theoretical concepts.
Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor, PMBA Alumnus
Obtaining my Professional MBA from the University of Memphis gave me the competitive edge amongst my peers that allowed me the opportunity to succeed. Fogelman College professors possess the industry-experience necessary to convey real-world concepts in the classroom. Merging their research and resources with professional-career students, this MBA program is unmatched by any other program in the Mid-South.
Sr. VP and GM of Strategic Marketing/New Product Dev., Smith and Nephew
The Customer Driven MBA at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics is a great and innovative program that is beneficial for both the Memphis community as well as aspiring business students.
Director of Logistics, Memphis Distribution Center, Cummins, Inc.
The skills the International MBA students exhibit in a professional environment significantly help our business and support future growth.
Joseph M. DeVivo
President, Orthopedic Reconstruction, Smith and Nephew
The Customer Driven MBA program makes sense for the company. It makes sense for the candidate. And, quite frankly, it makes sense for the city of Memphis.
Chairman of the FCBE Advisory Board
The Customer Driven MBA program is extremely beneficial for the College and the community. Its unique hands-on curriculum attracts high-achieving students who are eager for real-world experience. Local partnering companies, such as FedEx, Medtronic and Smith & Nephew, benefit by utilizing business-savvy students trained with specific industry-related education. It’s a win-win scenario for all parties involved.
Executive Vice President, Global Marketing, FedEx
At FedEx, we recruit from the Fogelman College of Business and Economics because of their success in preparing students for the challenges of today’s global business environment. In addition, we sponsor employees for the College’s Executive and Customer Driven MBA programs to provide a comprehensive professional education to our future leaders.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing FedEx
Customer Driven MBA program is an excellent resource for local businesses because by having students actually work for the company, a very well-rounded future employee is created. Additionally, I cannot think of anything more attractive from a student stand point than the CDMBA. Not only will the students receive a top-quality education from a renowned university, but they will have the opportunity to work hands-on for a great company.