First FIMBA students graduate

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Graduate students from the first full-time integrated MBA (FIMBA) class took part in a graduation ceremony July 27 at Loosemore Auditorium.

The 12 graduates included Elizabeth Blair, Erika Bruinsma, Clayton Engel, Scott Florek, Jeffrey Greig, Jacob Jansen-Yee, Benjamin Katerberg, Corey Lake, Kimberly Miko, Kyle Shillito, Haley TeBos and Jonathan Wittkop.

FIMBA is a 14-month program designed for recently graduated business students. Unlike traditional MBA programs, the program is integrated in nature, using the full business cycle as a framework for lesson plans. Each student is guaranteed a paid fellowship which runs parallel with classes. Students also attend the Washington Campus Program in Washington, D.C., and participate in a study abroad experience. There is no extra fee to study abroad; the cost is built into the tuition.

The students took a 10-day trip to China in March to learn about the country’s business and economic growth.

For more information visit www.gvsu.edu/fimba.