‘I Paid For Fine Dining, But I Got McDonald’s’: MBA Student Testifies In Rankings Fraud Trial

Kristy Bleizeffer:

Fetahi, who was one of seven students in Temple’s online MBA program to file a federal lawsuit against the school in the wake of the scandal, enrolled in Fox’s online MBA program in 2015 after about 9 years working in investment banking and in corporate finance and strategy. (He was one of three witnesses called by the prosecution on the first day of testimony. Testimony from two more witnesses – John A. Byrne, founder and editor-in-chief of Poets&Quants, and Christine Kiely, vice dean of graduate and international programs and admissions at Fox, will be covered in a follow-up story.)

Fetahi felt he had reached the ceiling at his current job at SAP, a software company in Pittsburg, and thought an MBA would accelerate his career, he testified. He felt an online program better fit his lifestyle, but wanted a top-tier school with a reputation that would help him compete with job candidates from top business schools.