Dr. Renee Scapparone

Department Chair and Assistant Professor, Fitchburg State University online MBA in Healthcare Management program

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I have been passionate about wanting to teach since an early age and find fulfillment to my passion when I see my students succeed through their academic and professional efforts.

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I have been passionate about wanting to teach since an early age and find fulfillment to my passion when I see my students succeed through their academic and professional efforts.

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Degrees Held:

  • D.B.A. – University of Phoenix, 2007
  • M.B.A. – Anna Maria College, 1989
  • B.S.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing/Management – Fitchburg State College, 1987

Career Highlights:

  • Professor in the Business Department with FSU for more than 25 years
  • Serving on Board of Directors for “Our Father’s House,” a local nonprofit
  • Former Director of Operations for the ARC of North Central Massachusetts
  • Former Executive Director of the nonprofit, Greater Gardner Community Development Corporation; also serving for 10 years as treasurer on its Board of Directors
  • Holding a variety of sales, operations and customer service positions for Digital Equipment Corporation

Which online degree program(s) do you teach?

  • Which classes do you teach online?

    Strategic Management, Healthcare Management and Healthcare Finance.

  • What do you want your students to take away from class?

    The ability to apply learned knowledge to real world business situations. Be critical thinkers and solution providers.

  • What advice would you give to your online students?

    Treat each online class as if it were an on-campus, face-to-face course. Be organized and structured, setting up weekly times to do your studies. Be active in the discussions and maintain good communications with your professor.

  • What qualities make someone particularly successful in business?

    I believe the most important qualities include commitment, passion, and being goal-oriented. Set the bar high and have confidence you can do it! Also, good interpersonal and communication skills are important.

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    “Lone Wolf” by Jodi Picoult.

  • What do you do when you need a laugh?

    Hang out with my friends and family.

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