The full-time integrated M.B.A. (FIMBA) targets recent graduates looking to jump-start their careers. It provides a holistic view of the business organization through an integrated curriculum and a real-world business fellowship.
The FIMBA program is a degree of breadth and includes a prescribed and integrated curriculum. The program begins one summer semester and concludes the following summer semester. To prepare for the program prerequisites in accounting, statistics, finance, law and economics are required. Students may have completed undergraduate coursework that fulfills some or all of these requirements. The program consists of 42 credit hours, including the following:
The FIMBA serves recent graduates who have little, or no work experience with a paid business fellowship and professional development, thereby making them more competitive in today's business world.
“The FIMBA program is a great way to continue your education without stopping your professional growth. Plus, if you're concerned about surviving financially while going to school full-time, FIMBA takes care of that for you; you work at least 20 hours a week in a guaranteed paid fellowship with an established, successful West Michigan company. The program is intensive because you are going to school full-time and working part-time with a GVSU partner company, but it is well worth it.”