Professional MBA (PMBA) Testimonials

Brendan McCauley

"Going to FAU was one of the best investments I've ever made in myself. I learned how to become laser focused on challenges while working with a group of like-minded individuals. By no means was the program easy, but it forced me grow as a person and set a new standard for how I now function on a daily basis. The staff was incredibly helpful to ensure the program ran smoothly while taking the guess work out of creating a schedule, finding classes, or paying tuition. I would recommend the Professional MBA program to anyone who works a 9-5 and is willing to put the time and effort into building not only their career, but who they are as a person. Once you get past all the late night papers, weekend study groups, and morning phone calls, the feeling of accomplishment can be overwhelming. As your degree sitting across your desk, you cannot but have a smile on your face and a sense of pride in your heart! Just do it, you won't regret it!"

Brendan McCauley '15
Inventory Supervisor at Tenet Healthcare

Ali Alghannam


"As a current FAU student enrolled in the PMBA Professional Master of Business Administration), I have aggressive short- and long-term professional and personal goals. I feel the learning experience at FAU will enable me to achieve them. I am highly motivated, a visionary and a vibrant entrepreneur who desires to make changes in the world, while attaining sustainable prosperity for myself and others.

As a Saudi Arabian, I believe the experience at FAU has been outstanding and the immersing of cultures has provided me with a broader global perspective. The professors at FAU are well equipped to offer a tremendous perspective on global culture and knowledge. The College of Business has enabled me to think differently and “outside the box”. The non-traditional classrooms permit me see how the business world is thinking and I have enjoyed the enormous networking opportunities and meeting with an array of successful people in South Florida. The flexibility to choose between the PMBA and EMBA classes and schedule has been very valuable.

I am passionate, dedicated to my work and I love what I do. However, I truly recognize the importance and I am committed to benefiting others as well through that passion."

Ali Alghannam '16
Founder & President, Prestige Global Consultants Inc. 

Accreditation & Rankings

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation

FAU Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

FT Executive Education Rankings

FT Executive Education Rankings

FAU College of Business’ executive education professional development programs ranked #11 in the U.S. and #1 in Florida in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

Online Grad Programs

Best Online GRAD Business Programs

#37 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA).

Online MBA programs

Best Online MBA Programs

FAU Business again ranked among the "Best Online MBA Programs" in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report.

Online Veterans

Best Online GRAD Veterans Programs

#19 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA).

Online Veterans

Best Online Veterans MBA Programs

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked FAU Business among the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."

Sport Interantional Ranking

Best MBA in Sport Management Program

The MBA in Sport Management program is among the top 20 postgraduate sports business programs in the world, according to the latest rankings from SportBusiness.

Best Schools - Hospitality

Best Hospitality Program

FAU Business ranks on The 30 Best Hospitality Programs in the U.S.

Best For Vets

Best For Veterans

FAU Business was named one of the top business schools in South Florida for veterans by Military Times. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."