Students from Partner Schools Can Begin Enrollment in Fall
Frostburg State University finalized an agreement for a collaborative MBA program with institutions in India June 1 at a meeting on the FSU campus. At the meeting were, from left, Vickie Mazer, director of Graduate Studies; Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi, Dean of FSU’s College of Business; P.K. Rajan, president of INDO-US Education; Ron Ross, FSU’s MBA coordinator; Dr. Sudhir Singh, Associate Dean of the College of Business; Dr. John Bowman, Vice Provost; and Karen Treber, University counsel.
Frostburg State University opened doors to more opportunities to
build global community and expand its international education efforts
recently when it finalized a plan for a collaborative MBA program
between FSU and two institutions in India.
The plan, which has been in progress for the past two years, was
finalized June 1 during a meeting between FSU officials and P.K. Rajan,
president of INDO-US Education. It paves the way for students from
Santhigiri College in the state of Kerala and the Institute of Business
Studies & Research (IBSAR) in the city of Mumbai to be able to enroll in
FSU’s MBA program beginning in fall 2010. Participants will register for
online MBA courses for the first two semesters while staying in their
home country, and then come to Frostburg to complete their graduate
degrees. The meeting included Dr. John Bowman, Vice Provost; Dr.
Ahmad Tootoonchi, Dean of FSU’s College of Business; Dr. Sudhir
Singh, Associate Dean of the College of Business; Ron Ross, FSU’s MBA
coordinator; Vickie Mazer, director of Graduate Studies; and Karen
Treber, University counsel.
“If things move forward as planned, the College of Business will
have approximately 50 graduate students from India enrolled in the
MBA program by spring 2011,” Tootoonchi said. “The goal is to
continue this collaborative program in the years to come, with a
possibility of expanding it to other countries around the world. This is
a great opportunity for us to continue our progress towards
internationalization of our educational programs at Frostburg State
The agreement with India is just the latest development in FSU’s
ongoing efforts to expand its international education programs and
prepare students to work in a global economy. Frostburg also has
partnerships with institutions in China, Ireland, Denmark and the
Netherlands. Other global initiatives under consideration include plans
to recruit students to FSU from Brazil, Eastern Europe, Japan and South
To learn more about the ongoing work at FSU’s Center for
International Education, call 301-687-4714. For more information on
the College of Business and its MBA program, visit
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