RU names director of MBA program
Stacey Turmel has been named director of the Radford University College of Business and Economics' MBA program.
"Stacey comes to RU from a distinguished 19-year career as an attorney and managing her own law practice in Florida and Georgia," said COBE Dean George Low. "Her wide range of legal experience and her energy and professionalism will be valuable additions to the MBA program and the COBE leadership team."
Turmel earned her juris doctorate from the Stetson University College of Law and her B.S. in business administration and finance from the University of Central Florida. She has served as a guest lecturer at Stetson on a variety of legal practices and issues.
"She is uniquely qualified for this important post because of her rare combination of advanced legal knowledge in fields such as intellectual property and employment law, together with the management skills she gained as a successful business owner," Low said.
Turmel, who began her new role Sept. 2, will be responsible for leading and managing the program that provides a broad-based, cross-functional education in core business areas and electives for leadership roles in the global economy.
Beginning with the Fall 2014 semester, COBE’s MBA program offers an online MBA program in accounting and innovation. The MBA program is also offered on campus for both full and part-time students. Full-time students can earn their MBA in as little as 12 months, while engaging in programs and courses that prepare them for a diverse global work environment. Part-time MBA students can complete the program at the Roanoke or Radford campuses in only two years.
Individuals interested in the RU MBA program do not need a bachelor's degree in business. However, foundation knowledge in accounting, economics, finance and statistics is required. To satisfy the foundation requirements, self-paced, online courses, taught by RU faculty, are available.