Alexander Schwartz standing on top of a tank holding the Israeli flag.

MBA. Veteran. Rabbi … And Cookie Tycoon?

Like many MBA students, right now Alexander Schwartz (MBA ’24) is studying for his fall semester business school finals. But unlike most of his peers and classmates, he’s also reviewing the minutiae of Jewish law about keeping kosher and observing Shabbat.

While attending the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida, where he is a second-year MBA student, Schwartz is also enrolled in the Miami Semicha Program working toward a degree in rabbinical law. He will finish both programs in 2024, becoming an MBA and an ordained rabbi.

In addition to his studies, Schwartz, with his partner who is a longtime pastry chef off, is working on getting his cookie mix company Cookie Chips off the ground.

Read more about Schwartz in this story from Poets&Quants