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Barry University Part Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time

Program Information

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 31% accepted out of 213 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 29
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.64
  • Average Years Work Experience: 3
  • Application Fee: $30

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Work Experience, Recommendations

Admission Information

The Admissions Committee at Barry University School of Business looks closely at the following components of the application: undergraduate GPA; GMAT scores (in lieu of the GMAT, we also accept the GRE, LSAT, or the MCAT); quality of undergraduate curriculum; personal essay; resume; two letters of reference supporting the resume; and TOEFL scores (...The Admissions Committee at Barry University School of Business looks closely at the following components of the application: undergraduate GPA; GMAT scores (in lieu of the GMAT, we also accept the GRE, LSAT, or the MCAT); quality of undergraduate curriculum; personal essay; resume; two letters of reference supporting the resume; and TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers). The GMAT requirement may be waived for applicants with substantial managerial experience. All of the following are prerequisites to MBA study: 6 credit hours of introductory accounting; 6 credit hours of macro and microeconomics; 3 credit hours of algebra or precalculus; 3 credit hours of statistics; 3 credit hours of introductory computer skills; 3 credit hours of operations management; and 3 credit hours of marketing. Students may demonstrate competency in any of these areas through undergraduate work or through non-credit workshops offered by the Andreas School.

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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 119
Total Full-Time Faculty 17
Full-Time Faculty 100%

Student Life

For MBA students, Barry is "mostly a commuter school, so most MBA students are on campus in the evenings or weekends. As a result, there is not much extracurricular life. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing; as one student observes, "Barry is tranquil and laid-back, the ideal place for a person who would get overwhelmed by a high-stress, backstabbing MBA program. The MBA school is also made for people already working full time." The school offers "limited clubs" and didn't even have a graduate business association until students took the initiative to form one. Those who truly desire a higher level of involvement can find it here, though. One student explains, "I have made myself get involved. I am a former student-athlete, currently a residence assistant as well as a graduate assistant. So my life has been great here. There is potential for everyone if you look for it." "There is a vast cultural diversity within the university" and the MBA program at Barry. "It is delightful to see the peace that exists among classmates." Students "are very willing to help one another. There are always study groups, and in every class all students have each others' phone numbers, e-mails, etc. so that we can discuss the class when we need to." One MBA notes, "Learning in a cohort group has been the number one reason my MBA experience at Barry has been so successful. We've bonded as classmates, collaborated on projects, and built friendships that will extend beyond our MBA studies. In general, Barry MBA students are culturally diverse, unfailingly nice, and, since most work full-time while going to school, eager to use their degree to move up the career ladder." Barry is located in Miami Shores, a central location offering easy access to the entire Miami metropolitan area. The area surrounding the campus offers access to the beach, and plenty of shopping, dining, and housing.

Career

School of Business administrators and the university's Career Services Center maintain close working relationships with local, state, and national companies. One student in the past indicated, "While job placement efforts could certainly be improved, I, like most Barry MBAs, have a job already, so I'm not really worried about the post-graduation job hunt, and that might be why Barry doesn't bring more companies to campus and be more aggressive in job placement. But for those students who do need to find work after school, Barry isn't equipped to be the kind of resource they really need." Additionally, international students are among those who feel most strongly that these services must be improved. The Andreas School has also partnered with the following firms and companies: Burger King Corporation, Microsoft Latin America, Franklin Templeton, KPMG International, FBI, JM Family Enterprises, Robert Half International, Northwestern Mutual, Morgan Stanley, MTV Networks Latin America, Assurant, and Ryder.

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About

The mission of the Andreas School of Business at Barry University is to deliver high quality education that will enable our students to succeed as responsible business practitioners and leaders. We strive to develop in our students a strong sense of ethics, social responsibility, and an entrepreneurial attitude with a global perspective.We are committed to excellent teaching, engaged learning, and collaboration with our community. Our intellectual contributions emphasize practical applications, with our faculty also engaging in theoretical and empirical research and instructional development.We operate in a highly cosmopolitan, multicultural setting, with students from around the world, as part of a Catholic, international university, and we function as a collaborative, inclusive community of caring faculty, staff, and students in the tradition of the Adrian Dominicans.With its beneficial South Florida location and focus on early completion, the Andreas School of Business at Barry University prepares you to face the challenging, dynamic world of business. The Andreas School of Business is fully accredited by AACSB International, offering all the features you expect from a big business school, with the personal attention you can find only at Barry.

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Students Say

Besides offering all of the advantages of a small, private school, the Andreas School of Business at Barry University manages to offer a surprising number of custom-tailored options to meet the needs and goals of its student body. Part-timers, who make up about two-thirds of the student body, can choose between evening classes or the Saturday MBA program. All MBA courses are taught by full-time faculty who hold terminal degrees. Full-time students can complete their program of study at the main campus. All students can opt for dual degrees in nursing, podiatry, and sports management. The last is an especially popular option, cited by a number of MBAs as their primary reason for choosing Barry. Besides a general MBA, Andreas also offers a full complement of areas of specialization, with options including accounting, finance, general business, international business, management, and marketing. Besides the MBA, the School of Business also offers a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) and a Master of Science in Management (MSM). All told, Barry provides choices that are typically available only at larger universities. Yet this program is relatively pint-size, to the great advantage of its MBAs. One such MBA explains, "Because the business school is small, you get the benefit of personalized attention. The administrators and class coordinators know your name, and professors can always make time for you to visit them." Another agrees, "No other school would give you such personal attention. Several of my classes have had fewer than 10 students, and the professor tailors the material to fit our schedules and individual ambitions. And because there's such close contact, it's easy to build relationships with professors. I even was able to collaborate with one professor on writing a business case that will appear in a textbook supplement." Andreas classes "are designed to challenge students in several ways. One is the explanation of theories; others include the implementation of practical assignments or case studies." In keeping with the school's Catholic world view, many courses "promote social responsibility." The school's religious affiliation also helps it attract international students, whose presence "truly prepares students for working with many different types of people in many different contexts."

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Entrepreneurship, Non-Profit Management/Public Administration

  • International Student Support Groups:

    http://www.barry.edu/international-multicultural/

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Barry University Andreas School of Business include:

Craig Lemasters - President & CEO Assurant Solutions

Shaquille "Shaq Diesel" O'Neal - NBA player and champion, rapper, police officer

John Primeau - President - Valley Bank

Gregory Greene - Senior VP, Strategy - Ryder Systems

Gary Spulak - President, Embraer Aircraft of North America

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 20%
Three Month Employment 20%
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