Throughout the year, the Fermanian Business & Economic Institute hosts events for our graduate students that are designed to complement their academic program.  These events provide intentional networking, as well as experiential learning opportunities and exposure to individuals and firms from a variety of backgrounds and industries.  These events are available to current MBA students, alumni of the MBA program, and prospective MBA students as well.

 

"Dealmakers of the Year" Business Breakfast 

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At our annual "Dealmakers of the Year" Business Breakfast we honor those unique individuals, firms, and collaborations that exemplify creativity, innovation, and ethical practices that create long term value for the San Diego region. 2013 recipients of our awards include, Mack McLaughlin-Individual, Accion San Diego-Firm, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography and SoCal Gas-Collaboration. Nominations for our 2014 awards will be accepted until February 10, 2014. To nominate an individual, firm, or collaboration, please click here.

Economic Outlook Forum 

EOF_2014.jpgThe FBEI's Economic Outlook Forum provides a unique opportunity for the San Diego business community to hear from PLNU Chief Economist Dr. Lynn Reaser as she addresses the national and international economic outlook before drilling down more deeply into the state and local level. Attendees of this event engage with current PLNU students, as well as San Diego business professionals and local government officials. In addition to a served breakfast, guests receive a copy of the annual economic outlook publication.

Executive Development Events 

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Our Executive Development Events are held once per semester and offered exclusively to our MBAs, MBA alumni, and prospective students. These experiential learning opportunities are designed to complement the academic rigor of the MBA program and offer an alternative learning experience. In addition to an intimate dinner with peers, faculty, and staff, these events feature a senior executive, business owner, or other high level leader representing varied backgrounds and industries sharing their own personal story about leadership, challenges in today’s business environment, successes and failures in business, and other topics of interest. 

 

MBA Testimonial from Gulnaz Magauiyeva

"The FSB and FBEI staff provide a unique experience of not only learning through lectures, case studies, individual/group projects, but also opportunities to learn a great deal about the real world from professionals in the field. In today’s unpredictable and ever-changing corporate environment, networking is the key to career success. The benefits of joining in on Executive Development Events, Entrepreneurship Enrichment Program, and a National Association for Business Economics conference organized by FBEI are tangible and intangible, personal and professional. Attending those events and building relationships with FSB and FBEI staff and students with different backgrounds and work experience helped me to build my current and future business career."

Gulnaz Magauiyeva , Current MBA Student

MBA Testimonial from Vaughn Woods

“The Fermanian Business and Economic Institute has a strong reputation for producing cutting-edge economic events that act as gateways to successful networking.  For business leader seeking young talent and MBAs eager to expand and test their newly acquired business knowledge, FBEI participation is a must.  Beyond the academic appeal of a great MBA education, PLNU’s FBEI offers business leaders and MBAs a supportive platform for collaboration.”

Vaughn Woods, President,

Vaughn Woods Financial Group

MBA Testimonial from Douglas Nunez

"The FBEI offers business students the opportunity to attend different events throughout the year. I attended many of these events where I learned important business lessons from great speakers.  I was also fortunate to attend three NABE (National Association for Business Economics) events during my MBA program. The FBEI staff does a superb job organizing these trips and securing meetings and presentations with national and world renowned business leaders. I would highly recommend current business students as well as alumni to take advantage and participate in any event organized by the FBEI. It is a great opportunity to stay connected and current with world business events.The FBEI also offers students the opportunity to work and collaborate in exciting and relevant business studies conducted by its highly qualified staff. This is a yet another way to network and gain real-life experience to augment in-class teaching."

Douglas Nunez, Project Manager

Invensys