The Crummer School offers the Weekend MBA Program (EMBA), Early Advantage MBA (EAMBA), Professional MBA (PMBA), and Saturday MBA (SMBA). Other programs include 3-2 degrees with Rollins College, internships, foreign exchange with the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Sweden, global and domestic consulting projects, and a mentor program. The strongest areas of study are international business, finance, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. The most popular courses are Mergers and Acquistions, Global Consulting Projects, Entrepreneurship, Negotiations, and Strategic Marketing. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus and include an Executive in Residence program and Executive Speaker Series.
Fifty-one total credits are required to complete the PMBA, EAMBA, SMBA,WEMBA, including 18 elective credits. Required courses for the PMBA, EAMBA, SMBA,WEMBA include:
- Financial Accounting
- Managerial Accounting
- Economics for Managers
- Financial Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Marketing Management
- Quantitative Business Analysis
- Operations Management
- Management Analysis
- Management Policy
- Leadership Communications
- Introduction to Strategy
- Legal/Ethical/Social Issues
- Business in a Global Environment
- Career Management
- Global Research and Study Projects
The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time or part time is 2 years; maximum, 6 years.
There are 24 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 96% hold a doctorate; there are 4 part-time faculty, of whom 50% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated well above average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 5; average business class size is 27.
A bachelor’s degree is required. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, work experience, and a successful interview. A strong mathematics background is not required.
The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 197; 119 were accepted; 79 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.3; average GMAT score was 585. Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited by a partnership with the United Negro College Fund.
Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, winter, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $50, 2 letters of recommendation, and must arrange for an interview. The application deadlines are April 1 for fall entry; December 1, winter; March 1, summer. Students are notified of the admissions decision beginning in November on a rolling basis. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is open. Once accepted, students may defer admission for 1 year.
About 55% of graduate business school students receive financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships, for a total average of $25,000 annually; maximum $53,600. Stipends and programs available for minority students include the United Negro College Fund Scholarship. The GAPSFAS, FFS, or FAFSA is required. Check with school for current application deadlines.
Tuition for all students is $26,800 per year. Books and supplies cost approximately $2000; personal expenses, $15,000, for an estimated annual total of $43,800. Graduate student housing consists of off-campus housing, most of which is within 5 miles of campus. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.
Thirty-one percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 75% have had an average of 6 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from Florida (50%). Forty percent are women, 22% are minorities, and 14% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 28; ages range from 21 to 56. Thirty percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 12% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 40%, business; 15%, engineering; 12%, economics; 12%, liberal arts; 10%, social sciences; and 7%, math and science. About 5% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 92% remain to receive their degree. In 2006, 217 graduate business degrees were awarded.