Drexel University's LeBow College of Business and the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs have awarded Percy Rosales of Philadelphia $25,000 towards tuition for Drexel's One-Year MBA program, as the first scholarship recipient through its University Partnership Program.
Rosales is general manager of Rosales Communications, which he founded in 2005 after working for several years in the music business. At LeBow College, Rosales will have the opportunity to enhance his leadership skills and receive a business education to help him grow his company.
"LeBow College is proud to partner with the National Society of Hispanic MBAs to bring opportunity to graduate students and explore programs and events that leverage the strengths of both of our organizations," said Dr. George P. Tsetsekos, dean, Drexel University's LeBow College of Business. "I congratulate Percy as the recipient of this inaugural scholarship and welcome him into the Drexel MBA program. I am confident that he will excel in this challenging academic environment."
LeBow and NSHMBA formed a partnership in the fall of 2006 through the University Partnership Program and collaborated on an event tilted "Exploring Your Entrepreneurial Options" in February 2007. The scholarship is an outgrowth of this collaboration and is awarded to a member of NSHMBA on the merit of their outstanding academic and professional achievements. "The LeBow College of Business is demonstrating to the community how important it is to develop our Latino leaders' right here in Philadelphia" said Alejandro Roman, President of the Philadelphia Chapter.
"When I found out that I was awarded the NSHBMA Scholarship I was ecstatic," said Rosales. "Achieving an MBA has been a dream of mine and I am so happy that it will finally happen. The partnership will make it possible for me to attend LeBow and live my dreams. An MBA will give me the opportunity to grow and learn as a professional. My undergraduates studies were in music, so studying business will be a radical shift for me. I choose LeBow because I was impressed with the college's Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship and the beautiful campus"
The Drexel One-Year MBA is a full-time, accelerated program designed for an elite group of motivated students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Maximizing the quality and effectiveness of a full-time MBA program, the One-Year MBA is a cohorted effort that emphasizes strategic management, managerial finance, international business, entrepreneurship, leadership and ethics. In a dedicated learning environment that is equipped with the latest technology, students learn to think strategically from world-renowned faculty and top practitioners.
About Drexel University's LeBow College of Business
Recognized by BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, Financial Times, Forbes/The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for superior programs, Drexel University's LeBow College of Business empowers, enriches and inspires future business leaders through an innovative, strategic approach to business education defined by leadership and ethics, industry perspectives and technological orientation. Founded in 1922, LeBow College has more than 3,300 students, 100 faculty and 30,000 alumni and is accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and executive education programs. For additional information, visit www.lebow.drexel.edu
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. Widely known as the "Premier Hispanic Organization," NSHMBA serves 32 chapters and 7,000 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S., so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation's diverse workforce. For additional information, visit www.nshmba.org or the Philadelphia Chapter at www.philadelphia.nshmba.org