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Florida State University College of Business Part Time MBA

This is a seven semester, 39 credit hour program, with one cohort beginning each semester, offered on the main Tallahassee campus. This program is designed for business professionals, with five or more years of full-time professional experience, who bring a wide range of real world skills and experiences to the classrooms.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time
Total Program Enrollment 15

Program Information

Florida State University College of Business Says

This is a seven semester, 39 credit hour program, with one cohort beginning each semester, offered on the main Tallahassee campus. This program is designed for business professionals, with five or more years of full-time professional experience, who bring a wide range of real world skills and experiences to the classrooms.

Specializations Offered: General Management
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time Tallahassee.

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School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 25% accepted out of 377 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 23
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.35
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 550
  • Average Years Work Experience: 1
  • Application Fee: $30

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

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

Admission Information

The Admissions Office at Florida State University requires all of the following from applicants to its MBA program: two official copies of transcripts for all post-secondary academic work; an official GMAT score report; three letters of recommendation from former professors and/or employers; a current resume; a personal statement; and a Florida Res...The Admissions Office at Florida State University requires all of the following from applicants to its MBA program: two official copies of transcripts for all post-secondary academic work; an official GMAT score report; three letters of recommendation from former professors and/or employers; a current resume; a personal statement; and a Florida Residency affidavit, if appropriate. Students must have proficiency working with PCs. International students whose first language is not English must also submit an official score report for the TOEFL (minimum score: 600 paper-based test, 250 computer-based test, or 100 Internet-based test). All test scores must be no more than five years old. The school lists the following programs designed to increase recruitment of underrepresented and disadvantaged students: the FAMU Feeder Program, FAMU Graduate & Professional Days, GradQuest, MBA Advantage, Minority Student Orientation Program, Leslie Wilson Assistantships, the Delores Auzenne Minority Fellowship, and the University Fellowship.

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Important Dates

Round 1
October

31

Deadline
January

7

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 70
Percent International Students 3%
Total Full-Time Faculty 73

Student Life

Full-timers at FSU basically get to extend their college years by one, albeit with a heav­ier workload. Students tell us: “Life is relaxed and challenging. We have a lot of work but ample time to complete it. Everyone wants to have a good time, but it’s about priorities. If you go to class, you will succeed.” Campus life offers “the perfect balance of challeng­ing schoolwork, amazing social groups, and fun nightlife,” and “the School of Dance and Music puts on (sometimes free) performances for the community. FSU energizes Tallahassee,” a city that is “a great place to be” although “it is a small town and can get boring quick.” One student suggests “picking up a hobby that you can do around town in all the parks and woods—Frisbee, mountain biking, kayaking, football, whatever— just stay involved in a physical activity.”Part-time students engage mostly in class and study groups. One observes: “It’s nice being able to see the same people semester after semester. That gives us all a sense of warmth when we get into new classes. Life here is pretty busy, people running around trying to get things done on time...not much different from in the real world.” Part-timers regard themselves as “more adaptable and friendly” than their full-time peers, whom they regard as “still a bit immature.”

Career

Because FSU’s MBA program is small and largely part time, the school does not maintain a separate career services office for graduate students in business. It does, however, spon­sor an MBA Internship Program in which “carefully structured project work” allows both students and employers to “realize the benefits of this program.” The school also offers coaching and career-related resources in order to help students plan their job search and marketing of their skills. The school hosts semi-annual MBA Networking Night events and on-campus and videoconference interviews. It also provides students access to a host of job-posting resources. Students report, “Our career center is great about creating internship opportunities. However, as far as full-time positions after grad­uation, the focus is more on undergrads. There are few recruiters [who] come specifical­ly for MBAs.” In the plus column, “Networking seems to be one of the biggest strengths of Florida State. Through the College of Business, my sorority, and all the amazing staff, the opportunities are endless.”Employers most likely to hire FSU MBAs include BB&T, CSX, Harris, JP Morgan, Protiviti, and Wachovia Bank.

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About

The Florida State University College of Business equips the CEOs of tomorrow with the analytical tools needed to excel in the world's marketplace. FSU's online MBA, the perfect fit for the top executive on the go, is taught by the same world-renowned scholars who lecture on campus. Online students learn alongside professional peers who bring their own valuable work experiences to the online dialogue. FSU's accelerated full-time MBA offers a fast track in an atmosphere that fosters creativity and rewards problem-solving.

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Students Say

The College of Business at Florida State University offers a variety of options to suit the diverse needs of its MBA student body. Students straight out of college and anxious to earn a graduate degree typically find their way to the school’s one-year full-time MBA program. Busy professionals can choose between an on-campus part-time program and an online program with “an asynchronous, totally web-based curriculum.” The super­ambitious can pursue joint degrees in business and law or business and social work. In all programs, the reasonable tuition (“It’s a prestigious school at a great value,” writes one student) and “the growing reputation of the business school” are compelling factors in bringing students aboard. Florida’s full-time MBA is a cohort-based lockstep curriculum, with students remaining in the same work group throughout the twelve-month program. Students in the program may concentrate in finance or marketing and supply chain management, or they may earn a general MBA. Part-time students complete the same core courses and study with the same professors as do their full-time counterparts; however, they are not divided into cohorts and they cannot pursue a concentration. The online MBA can be completed in its entirety remotely. Again, students complete the same core courses with the same profes­sors as do other FSU MBAs. The online MBA allows for concentrations in real estate and analysis or hospital administration. Students may also complete a general MBA. FSU faculty members receive strong grades overall. Students tell us, “The professors in the business department are amazing. They are very congenial and well-spoken. They are helpful at all times. Most teachers are older and contain a strong sense of experience. They know how to teach a class that is entertaining, interactive, and fun.” Some warn that “There are quite a few professors here with heavy accents that may take a little concentra­tion to understand,” but even they concede that “their willingness to help you outside the classroom and brilliance far outweigh this drawback.” Teachers also “do a very good job of keeping class interesting by incorporating technology, group assignments, etc.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Jim Moran Institute for Entrepreneurship

    Center for Human Resource Management

  • International Student Support Groups:

    http://www.internationalcenter.fsu.edu/

  • Research Facilities:

    Jim Moran Institute for Entrepreneurship

    Center for Human Resource Management

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Florida State University College of Business include:

Bob Sasser - President, Dollar Tree

Craig Ramsey - Partner, Accenture

Meg Crofton - President, Walt Disney World Resort

Jeff Rohr - Vice Chairman Deloitte and Touche Tomatsu

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 63%
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