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March 28, 2013
6 Reasons To Cheer For FGCU (Even If You Aren’t A Sports Fan)

I got the pleasant surprise of my life last weekend when I heard that Florida Gulf Coast University (where I recently earned my MBA) was not only in the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, but that they had advanced into the Sweet Sixteen! Not to pat myself on the back or anything (especially since I […]

Money for Graduate School March 18, 2013
If You Want An Affordable MBA, Get It Now

When looking at MBA programs back in 2009, one of my main concerns was cost. Basically I wanted the best education I could find at a reasonable cost. My goal was to find an accredited MBA program under $20K. I was successful and the MBA program at Florida Gulf Coast University fit the bill for […]

A Somber Look At College Tuition Rates

Many times I try to caution people about the rude awakening they face when looking at the cost of college. I have a sister who is a senior who is going through the process now. Once you get over the shock, you may find a host of other feelings — such as anger, confusion and […]

no football March 1, 2013
4 Reasons Why Florida Gulf Coast University Does Not Need Football

No question about it, I enjoy watching football; especially if the WVU Mountaineers or the Pittsburgh Steelers happen to be playing. When I started graduate school at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2009, I remember the buzz about the new university president seriously looking into starting a football program at the 12 year-old university. Two […]

July 4, 2012
Is FGCU Moving Away From Distance Learning?

It’s been 3 years since I started my MBA program at FGCU. I’ve changed a bit since then; and it seems that my school as changed as well. In fact, I have that odd feeling that you get sort of when you are in a relationship and things turn out not to be exactly as […]

January 31, 2012
Why You Shouldn’t Sweat The GMAT

I remember when I first made the decision to apply to MBA programs; there was that looming fear of studying for and taking the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Sure there was the option to apply to programs that did not require the GMAT, but I did not want to limit my options needlessly. On […]

December 22, 2011
MBA Progress Report: Fall 2011 Update

It’s hard to believe that a little over two years ago, I first enrolled in my MBA program (and I was absolutely terrified about my ability to succeed). Now, 30 credits later, it’s very interesting to see how my perspective has changed. While some courses have been more difficult than others, the MBA coursework at […]

finals December 9, 2011
Finals – It Shouldn’t Be About The Grade

Wait…before I forget: KH6KHCP7A9QZ (Technorati claim token). Well it’s finals season; and of course, here I am, up at some un-G-dly hour because I had to produce 3 times the amount of work usually required in my courses, with an inflexible due date staring me in the face. But as much as I (and my […]