Director of the Business Administration program
MBA in Business Administration, Harvard Business School - Massachusetts, USA
BA in Journalism, Duquesne University - Pennsylvania, USA


She is an American academic and manager with extensive experience in business and academia, and 20+ years in Italy. She is a high-energy, creative team-builder and project manager. Known for her student focus, Prof. Fitzsimmons has created a number of programs at AUR to create opportunities for students, including the AURA study abroad program, the Emory Honors Exchange, the AUR Business Club, AUR Campus Girl Scouts, consulting projects with local organizations and the series of Business Field Studies. She applies her experience and expertise in strategy to AUR, wrote the University’s first strategic plan, has chaired the Strategic Planning Committee, contributed to the Middle States Accreditation process and oversaw the University’s first external program review.