Students and alumni of Fisher’s Full-Time MBA program recently connected at an event highlighting how MBA students are leveraging their Fisher experience to align with their passions.

The first-ever Fisher MBA Student and Alumni Showcase celebrated the diversity of backgrounds, interests and skills within the Full-Time MBA program.

Todd Mills (MBA ’14) delivered the evening’s keynote. Mills is the founder of Acre: Farm-to-Table To-Go, a local restaurant with two locations specializing in locally sourced food. The inspiration for Acre was rooted in Mills’ interest in sustainability and his work with Local Matters. Prior to his MBA experience at Fisher, Mills worked as the director of development and marketing for this impactful non-profit organization, helping teach kids and families what real food is, where it comes from and how it is grown.

“Todd’s story demonstrates how passion and purpose — combined with a business education that supports an individual’s goal — can help launch an idea that resonates with people,” said Roger Bailey, co-director of Fisher’s Full-Time MBA (FTMBA) program. “With the addition of individual assessments and coaching, and new pathways for coursework, we’ve redesigned the FTMBA to provide an experience that is more personalized for the individual. We want every student to be equipped to pursue their passion — whether that’s starting their own business or leading within an established organization.”

Recruiting and admissions are underway for the inaugural cohort of students in Fisher’s redesigned FTMBA program. Unveiled in December 2018, the FTMBA leverages Fisher’s strong relationships with employers and recruiters to cultivate career competencies sought by organizations. The program offers students an experience that is more personalized, applied and integrated than ever, adding to a comprehensive curriculum delivered by a world-class faculty. Enriched with skills assessments, individualized coaching and hands-on opportunities, the transformed program puts theory into practice.

The personal and professional interests of nearly a dozen MBA students were on display at the Student and Alumni Showcase, highlighting their passion for everything from photography, to art, to product design and machine learning.

“One of the overwhelming strengths of the Fisher FTMBA program is its incredible diversity of its students,” Bailey said. “The redesigned MBA has been built to promote this diversity and to provide the next generation of leaders unique opportunities to get the most out of their business education and pursue their passions.”