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Stetson University, School of Business Administration Full Time MBA

The first business school in Florida, Stetson University’s School of Business Administration offers a wide range of majors in its undergraduate business program, as well as a number of master’s programs. Since 1883, Stetson's vision has remained constant: engaging students with challenging academics and instilling values for life; and, educating those who are daring enough to pursue not just success, but significance. The university strives to attract and engage the most capable students and is committed to academic rigor where faculty enable teaching and learning to take place at the highest possible levels

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
Total Program Enrollment 160
Tuition (Total) $25,050

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The first business school in Florida, Stetson University’s School of Business Administration offers a wide range of majors in its undergraduate business program, as well as a number of master’s programs. Since 1883, Stetson's vision has remained constant: engaging students with challenging academics and instilling values for life; and, educating those who are daring enough to pursue not just success, but significance. The university strives to attract and engage the most capable students and is committed to academic rigor where faculty enable teaching and learning to take place at the highest possible levels

Specializations Offered: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Comunication, Consulting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Decision Science, E-Commerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics / Social Responsibility, Finance, General Management, International Business, Investment Management, Leadership Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Portfolio Management, Project Management, Strategy
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

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N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)

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Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations

Also Considered: Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

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

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Stetson accepts new students to the MBA program on a rolling basis. Generally speaking, students must apply at least 45 days before the start of the new term; once all application materials are received, students can expect a reply from the university immediately. To be considered for the joint MBA/JD on the Gulfport campus, students must first mee...Stetson accepts new students to the MBA program on a rolling basis. Generally speaking, students must apply at least 45 days before the start of the new term; once all application materials are received, students can expect a reply from the university immediately. To be considered for the joint MBA/JD on the Gulfport campus, students must first meet the requirements of the Stetson School of Law. Undergraduate GPA and GMAT scores are typically the two most important factors in an admissions decision.

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Important Dates

Round 1
April

21

Deadline
August

11

Start
Round 2
July

21

Deadline
August

11

Start

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 145
Percent International Students 14%
Total Full-Time Faculty 21
Full-Time Faculty 76%

Student Life

With a convenient evening course schedule and several campus locations, Stetson attracts many “working professionals who are striving to advance their careers.” On the whole, these students comprise a “very driven group,” who are “goal-oriented” and “serious about academics.” At the same time, the atmosphere is collaborative, as most students are also “interested in diversifying their skills in both business and network­ing.” For professionals the atmosphere is supportive, and students find they “can relate with classmates, since many also have full-time jobs.”Located in central Florida, students at Stetson enjoy proximity to both local businesses and the beach—and everyone loves Florida’s year-round sunny weather. On the main campus, the Lynn Business Center is equipped with high-speed Internet and numerous computer terminals. Despite the nice campus environment, prospective students should be aware that Stetson’s MBA is principally designed for working professionals, so most students come to campus for class—and nothing more. Accordingly, some students would like to see “more of a sense of community” at Stetson, as “the campus is a ghost town on the weekends.” However, the school has placed great emphasis on student life and student activities in recent years.

Career

Stetson’s campuses are located throughout central Florida, keeping students close to the job markets in Orlando, Daytona Beach, and St. Petersburg. The university operates a Career Services Office on the main campus, open to current students and alumni. Students can sign up for individual counseling appointments, or they may attend career-related events, such as skills presentations, expert speakers, or on-campus interviews. Most services are directed towards the undergraduate community. All things considered, Stetson’s placement programs aren’t as robust as at other MBA programs; however, Stetson’s MBA is designed for working professionals who are hoping to advance in their current positions, rather than those looking for a new position.

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Students Say

Stetson University offers fast-paced MBA programs for working professionals on three of its four central Florida campuses. In broad strokes, the Stetson MBA is divided into the following areas: foundational course work (or prerequisite courses), advanced course work, and electives. Stetson’s is a general MBA, so students do not have the option of selecting an area of concentration; however, they can tailor their education through elec­tive courses in fields like decision science, finance, management, information technolo­gy, and marketing. In addition, the MBA International Summer Program gives students the opportunity to spend two or four weeks overseas, where they tour local companies, meet with executives, and learn about the culture (current destinations include Austria, Italy, Germany, or China). Throughout the MBA course work, professors emphasize case studies and real world applications, giving students important skills they can take back to the workplace. Stetson offers the MBA degree on their main campus in DeLand, as well as on their cam­puses in Celebration (Orlando) and Gulfport. In all locations, the school offers a “great class schedule” for working professionals, with MBA courses offered once a week in the evenings. While Stetson’s Professional MBA allows students to take as many courses as fit their schedule, the Accelerated MBA is both fast and efficient. Students who have already fulfilled the prerequisites can complete the program in just over a year by attend­ing full-time. Even part-time students often finish the entire MBA in just two years of study. (Stetson will review an applicant’s undergraduate transcript to estimate how many prerequisite courses are required; often, students with an undergraduate degree in business are required to complete fewer courses.) In addition to the traditional MBA, Stetson offers a challenging, cohort-based, 51-credit hour Executive MBA (more than four years of work experience is required for this program) on the school’s Celebration cam­pus. The school also offers a joint MBA/JD at Gulfport, which can be completed at light­ening speed: just three years for both degrees, start to finish. A recommendation in itself, many students come to Stetson’s graduate business program after completing their undergraduate degree at the college. Indeed, Stetson’s graduate programs retain many of the qualities—like intimacy and friendliness—that define the undergraduate experience. A particular advantage, the Stetson MBA is a relatively small program, giving students excellent access to their professors, and an emphasis on “one­on-one discussions.” Even more importantly, “the professors are excellent and outstand­ing mentors on campus,” providing insight and support to their students. While many professors are accomplished professionals, they are “dedicated to the educational servic­es, not busy with their own research.” Course delivery is in-person (not online), but pro­fessors incorporate technology, using Blackboard software to post syllabi, assignments, grades, and, occasionally, discussion forums online.

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Stetson University Learning Center, Celebration, FL Stetson University Tampa Law Center, Tampa, FL Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL

  • Research Facilities:

    Stetson University Learning Center, Celebration, FL Stetson University Tampa Law Center, Tampa, FL Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL

  • Study Abroad:

    Austria, China

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