Rebecca Samuelsson

Degree: Master of Business Administration

College/School: College of Business

Golf has been a constant in Rebecca Samuelsson’s life since she was a child and it was a golf scholarship that brought her to FIU from her native Sweden in 2003.

She was on the FIU golf team for four years, two of them as captain. Rebecca has played professionally for the last decade, since receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature in 2007 at FIU.

Two years ago, Rebecca realized it was time for a change and she again turned to FIU. This time she was more focused on what she wanted to study than in her undergraduate years and determined that the College of Business’ Corporate MBA was the right fit.

She’s confident the degree will allow her to incorporate her passion for sports into the business world, opening doors to work behind the scenes in the sports world rather than strictly being an athlete. It also gives Rebecca time to continue playing golf, travel and enjoy other events.

Rebecca credits the Corporate MBA with helping her learn about something she enjoys. Her favorite part of the curriculum was marketing, especially the programs taught by health and wellness marketing professor Wendy Guess.

Although she’s not yet sure what the future holds, Rebecca is confident that sports and marketing will be the right mix. Perhaps it will be leading the marketing efforts of a sports team – NFL or another franchise - or a sports-related venture.

By Cynthia Corzo